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More Poppies for Memorial Day

One of a Kind Poppy Necklace by Honey from the Bee
Poppy Dreams (SOLD)
 
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Poppies for Remembrance

Poppy Artisan Necklace by Honey from the Bee
 

One of the annual traditions of Memorial Day which I've found touching is the selling of red paper poppies by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars.)  As a child I just loved wearing the poppy proudly along with everyone

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Hide and Seek Artisan Necklace: My First ABS Challenge entry!

I decided this month I would participate in my first Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge.  Fortunately the inspiration painting inspired me!  

Vintage Button bead embroidered necklace by Honey from the Bee

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A Tulip by any other Name would Look as Bright

 

I started thinking about this necklace months ago...

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Inspiration Came to Me in a Whirl

Ideas for jewelry have been percolating within this ole brain of mine both consciously and unconsciously ever since we visited Turkey.  There was so much visual inspiration to take in that I've allowed it to settle before sketching and designing.

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My First Wedding Commission!

Passion Flower, one of the pieces she loved 

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My Pantone Spring 2011

First let me be honest, I never design jewelry with the Pantone colors that the fashion and home industry have said will be the in colors for the season.  However, I thought it would be kind of fun to see what I've got in my shop that coordinate with the Spring 2011 announced shades since we are seeing these colors in all the clothing shops.

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Gift Worthy Green Packaging

As the host of EtsyBloggers' blog carnival this time I knew I wanted to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as spring off the Green by hearing what others are doing in our community to bring more Green in to their lives.

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Showing Some Love SALE

I love Valentine's Day.  It's not just the chocolate talking either.  To have a day where LOVE is the focus is the best idea anyone ever had, isn't it?  Not just romantic love is celebrated, but that for our friends and mother and father and perhaps co-worker, classmate or secret crush. 

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Never to Hit the Shop, but Customers are Happy

As I've written before commissions are both exciting and a little scary.  The best situation happens when the client trusts that I will come up with something they'll love. 

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