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Thanks for the Mention!

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What a nice surprise yesterday!  I found out about this cool tool on the internet that searches Etsy treasuries to see if someone's featured you.  It's called Etsy Treasure Hunt.  How flattered was I to learn that another local designer chose my Turquoise and Carnelian Circle Necklace to include in her beautiful treasury of local Austin artists' work? You should really take a look at her crochet pet collars at her Etsy shop CrochetPetCollars.  They're way too cute!  Don't think for a second she's not forgotten us!  Check out her lovely adornments for your two-legged friends as well.  Very elegant...


Thanks for a Lovely Review!

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Today a review of my work was published by the Feminist Review on my Freshwater Pearl and Blue Topaz Earrings.  I was really flattered when they found my site and contacted me with an interest in doing the review and happily packaged up and sent samples.  The Feminist Review is a collection of 20 editors and 200 writers around the world.  Their daily reviews include books, movies, music, fashion, jewelry and a whole slew of other interesting items from a feminist perspective.  Not to mention, I love that they support independent artists, which is really great.Many thanks to the Feminist...


Seed Planting Success!!

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Ah...what luck!  It stopped raining almost long enough to get my little seeds in the ground.  Right as I was finishing up, it began to sprinkle, but I persevered.  I tried to keep my seed packets as dry as possible, covering them in their little plastic bucket while outside but they did get a little damp (so did I!) so I've laid them out to dry.  I'm sure they'll be fine.So now I have several heirloom lettuce varieties, Swiss chard, a few more herbs (can you really ever have enough?) and I managed to get my collard green transplants in. ...


Wouldn't You Know It...

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Aside from making jewelry, I love to make things grow.  When we lived in Houston, my husband and I built the most lovely potager garden...and then were relocated a couple of months later.  Sadly, I never was able to enjoy or take care of it once it was planted.  Now two years in Austin, I've been working on my new garden this year.  We live in the side of a hill, which provides some challenges, but it's not that bad.  I have a raised bed bordered in native limestone running down the left fenceline of my back yard.  It makes...


Now, About Those Emerald Earrings...

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Ok, ok...I should have posted this months ago...Back in May, I mentioned a pair of emerald earrings I was working on. Well, I finished them ages ago and thought it was high time I shared them! I have a couple of strands of beautiful faceted emerald rondelles and I'm so happy to have finally put them to use.I first shaped the hoop section of the earrings and hammered them to give them a bit of texture and sparkle. I love my hammer. It's actually a bit sentimental. When I moved into my first apartment, my dad gave it to me...