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Dream a Little Dream with Me

"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."  Marsha Norman, American Playright

Vintage button dangles on statement necklace

vintage buttons

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Labor Day Weekend Sale!

How would you like to save 20% on jewelry for the Autumn season?

Pumpkin Earrings

Pumpkin earrings

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My Pantone Fall 2011

As much as I hate to accept it, it is that time of year and for fashion folks they've actually moved on to Spring 2012 probably! It's time to look at what the Women Colors are going to be "in" for Fall according to Pantone's Fashion Color Report.

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I Like to Ride my Bicycle

When I saw this month's ABS Challenge painting I thought about how much I've missed riding my bike!  I grew up in the country and my brothers and I used to ride all over hill and dale and follow local railroad tracks to get to our small town's general store and its soda machine with Nehi grape pop.  That and a bag of Lay's potato chips were the fuel that drove us.

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It's Christmas in July in my Etsy Shop

Brrrrr... It sure hasn't felt like summer here yet.  To warm things up I'm having a Christmas in July sale in my Etsy shop for items found in this section. (note sale closed so links to items are on this site.)  

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Shadows in the Rose Garden

Rose Garden artisan necklace

Natural Denim Blue Sponge Coral Beads from Happy Mango Beads

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me!

Do girls still chant the mantra "He loves me, he loves me not..." while plucking the petals from a daisy?  The chance that it might give me some insight into a boy's mind was all it took as a young girl to grab a daisy and start letting the petals fly until I got the answer I desired. Fields of wild daisies have been blooming for the past month in our area and it inspired me to think about this piece and how I would design it.  I love the daisy's simplicity of shape.

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Ophelia's Return to Innocence and Purity

Shakespeare's Hamlet and Ophelia's part in it starts out like a classic Hollywood movie.  So much so that I can imagine even the first sets of audiences in London wanting to yell out in frustration when one or the other doesn't profess their love for the other.  At least in a Hollywood love story we are usually rewarded in the end with the hero and heroine's embrace and love ever after.  But alas, this is a tragedy.

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Farmer's Daughter Gets a Barbed Necklace

 
Leather barbed wire by Honey from the Bee

I'm not a farmer's daughter, but I did grow up on 40 acres in Virginia out in cattle country.  There's something about driving through America's farmland that gives me a sense of freed

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The Color of Summer