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The Mayonnaise Jar

Below is a story called , a reminder at this time of year of what is really important in life ... A professor stood before his philosophy class with some items in front of him. When the class began, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise...

Tribute

My lead flight attendant came to me and said, "We have an H.R. on this flight." (H.R. stands for human remains.) "Are they military?" "Yes," she said. "Is there an escort?" I asked. "Yes, I've already assigned him a seat." "Would you please tell him...

Deepak's Gem Palace

The phone rang at 3:00 in the morning. Deepak was shouting over the phone, "Stuart! Stuart! You must come to India this year!" "Deepak, we've come there every year for over 20 years, so why wouldn't we come this year?" I answered. "And stop...

Diann's Story

"Going through something like this makes you appreciate all aspects of life, especially your family and friends. I wake up every day, get out of bed, and I know it is going to be a wonderful day. I am very grateful for this." We celebrate Diann and...

The Power of Sharing

In these "new normal" times we find more people in need and struggling to get by with less. To help ease the strain, it's imperative that we pay heed to the idea of "giving what we can" more than ever. Here's one reason why. In a study published in...

How the Pros Compare Prices

It is often quite difficult because: In this article, we'll discuss the basics of price comparison. The experts know that they can't compare prices online for every item from every supplier to see who has the best prices, so they select the items...

C-TPAT, Keeping Supply Chains Safe

When is the last time you showed up 30 minutes before a flight? It's probably been over 10 years, considering all the airport security procedures of the last decade. Shipping cargo is no different. As a result of 9/11, new security measures were...

The Children of Christ Orphanage

Nicole arrived in Ghana at Christ Orphanage for a two-month volunteer mission with a box of beads and lots of excitement. An anthropology student, Nicole plans to be a teacher and this program has given her the opportunity to gain valuable teaching...

Jewelry Contests

Is entering a jewelry-making contest something on your to-do list, a New Year's resolution or a recent goal you've set for yourself? Whether you are a past winner or new to the world of jewelry contests, now is the time to show off your creative...

Bravery Beads Help Kids with Cancer

The bald eagle bead represents hair loss, and the smiling-sun bead celebrates the final chemotherapy treatment. There are beads for bone marrow tests, spinal taps, blood transfusions, and more. The beads are Bravery Beads, and they chronicle a...

Please help us consider the environment and reduce, reuse and recycle ...

The white boxes we use contain recycled product. Our teal tissue paper is SFI certified; find out more about the Sustainable Forestry Initiative at sfiprogram.org. You can easily reuse this packaging (and reduce waste)...

Fire Mountain Gems Has Great Discount Pricing

This has been the "week from The morning that I was supposed to fly to Vegas, my babysitter calls me and relates enough medical symptoms to qualify her for intensive care. No babysitter, nobody to call, and a plane to catch for the...

Student of the Year Award Program

Chris and Stuart Freedman, owners of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, joined the Grants Pass Rotary Club in 2002 in order to make a difference in the local and global communities. The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary...

Chandra's Wedding

It didn’t take long before I realized the challenges of planning an event for someone that lived three thousand miles away. Chandra lived in Baltimore, Maryland and the wedding was to be held at her mom and dad's house here in Grants Pass, Oregon....

Fire Mountain--Beading the Way for 40 Years

Fire Mountain began as an outgrowth of Stuart's rock-hounding hobby. While running a rock shop, he noticed that more and more customers were looking for beads. Soon, he and Chris realized that the bead buyers were also hungry for information on how...

The Silver Treasure of Rajasthan

With a squeeze on my arm, Chris said in a barely contained whisper, ''Stuart, I love that necklace.'' The following day, we were waiting for the lovely shopkeeper from Hawaii when she opened her doors. We introduced ourselves and asked about the...

A Tale of Two Companies

Dear Friends, Chris and I moved to Southern Oregon's Illinois Valley from Studio City, California about twenty years ago. We had been looking for a place where the people were naturally friendly, to support our motto of "Friendly Service." When we...

Bravery Beads for Brave Children

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, much of his or her life is controlled by others. The Bravery Beads program at Rogue Valley Medical Center (RVMC) gives children the opportunity to make decisions, create something for themselves, and talk about...

Jewelry Artist Success Stories

What makes your style, jewelry and business exceptional and worthwhile? Jewelry makers and customers are intrigued to know the artist behind the jewelry and the brains behind the business. The page is an effective vehicle for communicating who you...

The Big Box Blowout

Looking for great products to enhance your selling space? Of course you are. Who isn't? The trick is to offer quality products that can be sold quickly and at a good profit margin. These are the types of products waiting for you in the ! If you'd...
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