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Goodnight Moon….

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Did you wink at the moon tonight?  That’s what the news agencies are asking this evening.  America lost a very special hero today…someone who has done the unthinkable…accomplished a quest that will never be replicated.  Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, left us today at 82.  An humble man, he shied away from cameras, saying his accomplishment was one of thousands, not just of his own. Seriously, think of all you’ve accomplished.  All you could hope to accomplish in your lifetime… However, where do you go once you’ve walked on the moon?  What do you...


Peridot – August’s Birthstone from the Heavens

If peridot were to have a flavor, I’m sure it would taste like apple Jolly Ranchers!  Granted, I don’t eat candy, but it’s a distinct taste I remember from childhood.  They were my favorite. [caption id="attachment_454" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Peridot Hoops by Amy Holton Designs[/caption] Peridot is unique to the gem world because they are one of the very few gemstones that occur naturally in an olive green color.  Ranging in color from brownish-green to greenish-yellow, peridot is highly coveted for its range of colors.  The different shades of green are determined by the varying levels of iron present in the...


Dear London, Thank You for a Golden Olympics! Love, The World

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OK, so I know I can't speak for the world as a whole, but the spirit of the Olympics should. What a wonderful two weeks, hosted by my home-away-from-home, England. For those of you who don't know, my husband is a Brit...and I love England and everything about it (though Texas beef is better), so I can't help but be filled with pride for the amazing show London put on for the world over the past 17 days. Even the English weather cooperated! The Olympics are all about global togetherness and truly bring meaning to the phrase, "It's a small...


August Trunk Show - Barton Creek Resort and Spa, Open to the Public

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Tags Austin, Events, fashion, jewellery, shopping, trunk show

Come out and browse all of the new pieces in Amy Holton Designs' collection this Saturday, August 11th, at the gorgeous Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. We will be set up in the resort hotel on the ground floor between Eliza's and Bella's boutiques. In addition to resort guests, the show is open to the public.  Amy will be there from  2:00-6:00 p.m. (or even 7:00). Eliza's and Bella's boutiques, as well as the Spa Shop offer great shopping, featuring designers such as Michael Kors, Trina Turk, Hale Bob, Lilly Pulitzer and more.  For the athletic types,...


Colors of Summer

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Tags Etsy, Etsy Love, gemstones, jewellery, jewelry, rainbow, treasury

I haven't had the time to sit down and share a treasury in a long time and thought it was long overdue!  Especially since my Green Amethyst and Tunduru Sapphire Necklace was featured in such a beautiful collection!  The rainbow hues in this treasury are just so colorful, they just make me smile.  Curated by Tatiana Hisel, owner of the Etsy shop TatkaJewelry, her treasury "Colors of Summer" is spilling over with the most vibrantly hued gemstones you can imagine! Be sure to check out her treasury on Etsy to view each piece in more detail.  Also, while you're there,...