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Pretty Vintage

Flea markets, thrift stores, estate sales... these are a few of my favorite things.  What I look for first is rings. Big, fancy, costume, vintage rings, LOVE!! I've always been obsessed with vintage and antique jewelry. Maybe it had something to do with my grandmother. She was one of those old ladies who wore all her jewelry all the time. Maybe for fear of missing the chance? Grandma's hands and wrists were forever dripping with sparkly goodies. Not necessarily beautiful (chuckle), but gold and sparkly. One of my most prized possessions is a ring she gave me in her last years. We were out to dinner with my mom. My grandma had a ring on every finger. "Why do you have to...

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Pretty Happy New Year!

Well, 2016 wasn't perfect. 2017 won't be either. But I'm all about not perfect. The most perfect example of non perfect perfection is nature. So come with me on a walk in the woods to lovingly say goodbye to last year and put a positive spin on the year to come. First, reflection. Take a look at your 2016. I dare you to think of three things that you did in 2016 that were super cool, changed your life, or brought you some happiness. Go. How about revelations? Today I climbed this mountain for the first time and discovered that at the top there was actually no vista. But the woods were so lovely during the climb that it made me...

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Holiday Gift HELP!

It's crunch time. Maybe you're all done with your shopping (bravo!), but chances are there might be one or two left on your list that you just can't seem to check off. Some people are impossible to shop for. So, I figured I'd offer some help with a few gift ideas for those hard to please peeps. Men. I mean... They are a real challenge. Dads, Husbands, Brothers, Husband's Brothers, Office mates... oy. The guys in my life like to eat and drink, so food and booze are always an easy go to. Here are some non-consumable options:   Simple design, trendy skull cap. Comes in 3 colors. $22 bucks.    This pirate corkscrew is pretty hilarious. $18 bucks. Keeping with the nautical theme, this anchor...

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Pretty Happy

Pretty Happy. This is me.  The jewelry that I make is often described as happy and pretty.   It makes people smile. And that makes me smile. It's the most rewarding part of my job.  But where does this “happy jewelry” come from? The delicate, whimsical flowers and shapes? Are all artists expressing their insides when they create? So, I am expressing myself as a delicate flower...  Er, I don’t think any one I know would describe me that way.   This jewelry journey began about 10 years ago. My life was very different from what it is now. I was single. I was sassy. And it was literally my job to be sexy, silly, strong, and smart all at the same time. ...

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