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Hearts on Sale!

10% off all jewelry items in my shops that have heart components! I will refund you the 10% as soon as I process your order. Offer good through February 14, 2010.Through April 2010, I will also send 10% of your order to the American Red Cross for Haitian earthquake relief. Happy Valentine's Day!

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Haitian Earthquake Donations

The Haitian earthquake has devastated a country that does not have any resources to draw on. To do my little part in hopefully helping them rebuild and reduce suffering, I am donating 10% of my sales to the American Red Cross specifically for earthquake relief in their country. For now, I will do this through April 2010. Please join me in doing what you can to bring them shelter and food and healthcare and the knowledge that they are not alone.


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Tut, a Treasure Worth Waiting for

Egyptian Walk Necklace

A golden treasure over 3300 years old and a world away... An interest in Egyptology sparked 34 years ago in a rural school in the Shenandoah Valley...

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New Techniques and Materials

This past weekend I spent in Oakland, California at a jewelers' retreat called Bay Area Bead Extravaganza, or BABE for short. It's a real treat to go to one of these as you're surrounded by creativity, positive energy and joy. Spending time with like-minded individuals is relaxing and inspiring at the same time. Learning something new is always something that gets me up and to also have the chance to shop in a vendor hall filled with a myriad of tools, stones and beads...

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And One for Me

A number of people have asked me how I part with jewelry I've made, especially when it's obvious the creation of it was so personal. Well, as other designers know, you can't keep everything.

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Wild and No Longer Damned

Autumn Memories

Genuine Positive Feedback Feeds One's Soul for a Long Time

Simple Pinecone pendants

My neighbor who commissioned the necklaces for his young female co-workers has given them their gi

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How do I design a new piece?

Art Nouveau nature-inspired pendant.
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Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington

Commissions can be a little nerve-wracking at first, but I love to do them.

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