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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

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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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Classic Pearls

A client recently contacted me with a request that touched my heart.  She'd received an opera length strand of pearls many years ago from her husband and found that she didn't wear it much due to its length.  These are gorgeous creamy white round pearls that had been hand-selected for matching size

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Celebrating Summer with ArtFire Discount

Hot Air Balloon Pendant by Honey from the Bee

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Through Sunday, June27th, you can get a 20% discount on all non-sale, handmade by me, jewelry items.  Sale only valid in my ArtFire Shop (now closed). Use coupon code "HFTBSummer"

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My Whole Family Sacrifices for My Art

I've got a very supportive family.  I sometimes forget to give them full credit for the sacrifices they make for my art.

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Breach of Trust Found Object Necklace

Statement necklace

Within days of the spill I was finding myself depressed and feeling helpless and maybe even a little hopeless.

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Work of Art on Bravo - fascinating

Bravo's new reality show Work of Art:  The Next Great Artist is riveting to me.  I have to admit I had my doubts about a reality show to find the next great artist.  Don't great artists have to pay their dues?  Struggle?  Is visual art something that can be handled like aural art ie.  American Idol?  (Is aural art a real term?!)

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