During the course of designing and writing the Birthstone Series, some inaccuracies slipped through the testing process. Listed below are those that I want to be sure you're aware of. Patterns will be corrected. 

Amethyst (February)

  • The Amethyst freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Amethyst freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  I will be loading a short demonstration video of the solution by June 30th.

Diamond (April)

  • The Diamond freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Diamond freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around the TOP and LEFT sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. (Leave the bottom and right edges untouched.) Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim the TOP and LEFT sides down to 17 ½”.  I will be loading a short demonstration video of the solution by June 30th.

Emerald (May)

  • The Emerald freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Emerald freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  I will be loading a short demonstration video of the solution by June 30th.

Ruby (July)

  • The Ruby freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Ruby freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Then extend the facet lines to the new edge. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  CliI will be loading a short demonstration video of the solution by June 30th.

Peridot (August)

  • Peridot's Facet 3-16 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

  • Peridot's Facet 4-11 has an incorrect color code. The correct color code is G5 (Dark Forest Green; Painter's Palette color is "Woodsman"). Some patterns have been manually corrected. If not, please make the correction on your freezer paper and paper templates.

Pink Tourmaline (October)

  • The Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template is not quite 17" square. Here's the simple solution: on the Pink Tourmaline freezer paper template, add a ¼” border around all four sides of the block to give you plenty of wiggle room to trim it up later. Your gem will now be floating inside the block, rather than touching the edges. As a result, you will only have to cut 4 background pieces, rather than 8. Once your block is assembled, you can trim it down to 17 ½”.  I will be loading a short demonstration video of the solution by June 30th.

Citrine (November)