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Baltic Sea Inspired Jewelry

Artisan jewelry

Stockholm - SOLD

(Turquoise, vintage rhinestone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver)

 

This pendant's turquoise stone reminded me so much of the sea splashing against the concrete bulkheads of Stockholm.  While making it I imagined a Swedish princess wearing it many centuries ago and the blue matching her eyes.  I have probably been watching too much Acorn TV.

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Paris Romance

Paris Park

The City of Light

 

All the romantic influences from art, architecture, and literature certainly played to my imagination with my expectations, but I can honestly say it has never disappointed.

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Sunsets in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta sunset

 

When you can't do something you want to do it more.  Right?!  

But boy am I glad we did it when we could!  The memories are awesome to have right now.  It brings back the joy and in some cases the calm we felt.  We hope we will travel again in the not too distant future.  

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Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly earrings

Boho style Butterfly earrings

(brass with verdigris, vintage cloisonne)

 

There are a lot of wonders in nature and the delicate butterfly with its fine wings and varied colors delights most of us I think.

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What's Your Activity that takes you Away?

handknit shawl

Marionberry Shadow Shawl

(pattern: by Fairmount Fibers Design Team)

 

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Old Sparkly Things

Artisan Pendant

Party Favor

(antique French Marcasite shoe buckle, coin pearl, sterling silver)

 

One of my favorite things to do is comb through antique shops.  Not well curated and organized shops, but those that appear to be filled with junk and yet you know if you wander slowly and are willing to sift through boxes of sparkly, sometimes dirty, objects you're going to find some gems.

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Artisan Earrings on the Petite Side

Turquoise Earrings

Not My First Rodeo

 

Sometimes you feel like being bold.  Sometimes you want to walk a little quieter.  Either way I've got you covered.

 

Artisan Earrings

Ideas - rutilated quartz

SOLD

 

Pearl Artisan Earrings

Carmel - lion's paw and pearl earrings

 

Gemstone Artisan Earrings

Trip the Light - Amethyst and Iolite earrings

 

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Primordial Soup

Artisan Necklace

Primordial Soup - Atlantasite and Rainbow Druzy

 

"String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe -

from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars;

from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies -

are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation."  Brian Greene, Physicist

 

I think of how some of the most beautiful people come from a soup of every kind of experience. 

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Reopening by Popular Demand

Artisan necklace

 

My shop is open once again!  For over a month I closed it, as everything was just so confusing about what was safe to do and how horrible was it going to get.  It felt like there were so many things more important to focus on and others to help.  That's still true in many parts of our country and the world.

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Blogging in the Time of Corona

 

I have the time.

But what do I write about?  My jewelry making and fiber work make me happy, but right now I doubt they make others happy.  (For that reason I put my shop on hold several weeks ago while we're under the Stay at Home order.  I may extend it for the rest of the year or until the economy recovers to a level that makes sense.  One can always contact me in the mean time.)

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