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My Genius Looks Like a Forest Fairy

Going Further North for Fish


A friend from my husband's college days and his wife went with us on our BC fishing adventure this year.  Although there were disadvantages in going earlier than last year, like being woken up at 4am, we did bring home the amount of salmon, halibut and ling cod that we'd hoped for.  We catch only enough to e

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Earring Giveaway Winner!

Odds were darn good for those who entered my Ginger Jar earring giveaway!  ....and the winner is:Miriam, the very first entry!  She will be selecting a color from my stash and creating her own personal pair.  Thank you to those who entered and loved them.

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Can all this attention be good? Hope so!

Ginger Jar earrings by Honey from the Bee

Be sure to read on down to the bottom of this post, as I'm offering a Giveaway!!

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What's Your Name, Dahling?


The naming of our shops can be lots of fun or a decision that causes more torment than naming our child or pet. We want it to be memorable, one that represents our shop's offerings, and is just plain perfect. Once picked you know it's best to never change it.  A

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Port Angeles' Last Dam Summer!


"Long before corporations like Enron and Global Crossing made headlines with accusations of greed and impropriety, there was Olympic Power and Development."

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Fine Silver - what does it mean?

Forest Brooch by Honey from the Bee

Forest Walk


Forest Walk is a brooch I've created in PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and a Fine Silver bezel.  Both PMC and Fine Silver are practically synonymous except in their original form.  PMC, a brand name for one of the metal clays on the market, is composed of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) and an organic binder that burns off in my kiln, leaving just the fine silver.  Sterling Silver, as you probably know, is an alloy of 92.5% silver and other metals, usually copper. 

Acorn Pendant by Honey from the Bee

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One Day in June on Hurricane Ridge

I was just thinking today about a morning trip to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park we took this past June with my brother, sister-in-law and youngest son.  They were only with us for about 48 hours so when we woke up and saw clear skies and little wind we suggested the steep drive before heading over to Crescent Lake for breakfast.  Where were those photos I took?

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About Town - Independent Drive-up Coffee Kiosks

One of the things I really like about our corner of the U.S.

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For the Love of a Dog - Mourning Necklace

Victorian style Mourning Necklace for the Love of a Dog by Honey from the Bee
I've had at least one dog in my life most of my life.  The furry, friendly, funny, four legged variety that is. 

It wasn't until my hu

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