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Northwest Spring Mixed-Media Necklace is Born

Northwest Artisan Necklace by Honey from the Bee
 
When you can start with a Lisa Peters' stoneware cabachon one cannot help but be inspired!  After playing around with many different colors of seed be

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Why does designing take so long?

 

Decisions, decisions...  There are umpteen decisions to be made even after you think you've got the most beautiful idea for a new piece of jewelry!  Each decision you make will affect the look, the mood, the wearability, the audience, etc.  For me, some of those decisions need to soak for

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Gulf Oil Spill Inspires Artisan Necklaces

Evil Eye Artisan Necklace

Like hundreds of thousands of folks throughout the U.S. I have been crushed and horrified by the damage caused by man's greed and our dependence on a fuel source that quite literally is destroying lives.  The worst of man's nature and the best continues to play out in the Gulf of Mexico.  I'm afraid and so sorry that it will play out well into our children's children's lifetimes and perhaps beyond.  We need clean renewable energy now!  Are you listening lawmakers?!

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Mediterranean Cruise Inspires Summery Earrings

 
Isle Plunder (SOLD)
 
For Christmas last year my husband surprised me with a cruise in the Mediterranean to celebrate our 20th anniversary this year.  We don't leave for 5 more months, but I'm already deep into anticipation.  Earrings seemed just the thing to ease the excitement.

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Move in to New Blog Home

I've found it's not easy leaving one's old home, even if it was missing some bells and whistles that the new home boasts.  It's going to take me some time to finish unpacking and to find out where I want to display my treasures and which closets I can hide the stuff I don't want anybody to see.For those just finding me, welcome!  I've had my blog on 1000 Markets since I joined them about 9 months ago.  It was a good place for me to start online.  Now that I'm more experienced...eh-hem...

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Trunk Finds Benefit Cancer Charity

 
By the time we reach 35 most of us are affected by cancer in some way. For me it was starting to hear about friends around my age getting diagnosed with breast cancer.

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My Grandmothers Rocked and Rolled

Grandmothers, the grandest mothers of them all! My inherited jewelry is only the material side of my inheritance.

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Whale Tale Continued

As someone who sells artwork created with my hands and from my imagination every sale is gratifying, a confirmation that I'm not alone in the beauty I see. However, when the purchase is made because of an intense connection where the buyer feels I must have created it just for them, it's magic. I feel the joy throughout my body!

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April Promotion!

Soar (SOLD)

During the month of April I'm running a special promotion for my Facebook Fans. I'm giving away 20% off coupons!!What do you have to do? Be a fan AND write a comment on my wall.

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Whale Tale

 
If you've been reading my blog, you'll recognize the stones I used in my latest pendant and earrings from a previous blog entry showing some of my purchases at a show.

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