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New Year Resolutions We Can All Live By
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It’s that time of year. We all think of what we can do to make ourselves and our lives better and then resolve to do it in the new year. How many of those resolutions are kept for more than just a little while? I have a suggestion that may benefit individuals and all of […]

National Teddy Bear Day!
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Everyone had, or maybe still has, their favorite teddy bear from childhood. Well today, National Teddy Bear Day, is the day to break it out and celebrate or even honor the day by buying a new one to give or love! Two Sweet Bear Buddies Best Friends Forever Tumbled Tile Natural Stone Color   From […]

History of the Art of Crochet
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We see it everywhere, beautiful crochet baby blankets, hats, scarves, toys, even jewelry; but do you know where it got started? According to the Crochet Guild of America, the name comes from the Middle French term croc or croche which means hook and was probably developed as we understand crochet around the 16th century as […]

National Puzzle Day
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They say that doing puzzles helps to keep your mind sharp! In honor of National Puzzle Day may I present to you some handmade treasures that celebrate puzzles! Do you love to play escape rooms and do you have any idea about how to escape from that puzzle rooms? Here is a puzzle room tips […]

Holiday Decorating – Hand Made
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  I love the Holidays!!! I love the colors, the smells, the music, the laughter, and, of course, the food. What I love most of all, though, is the decorating. Every year I buy, or make, one or two new ornaments, one or two new pieces of kitschy Holiday jewelry. My Christmas tree has become […]

What is an Artist Statement and Why Do I Need One?
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With my new direction of applying to “better” shows came new challenges and learning opportunities. I recently completed my application to the St. George Art Festival. It included the typical personal information (name, address, medium, etc.) and pictures of my work and booth. Additionally, it required that I submit an Artist Statement and a CV/Resum√©.¬† […]

Precious Beryl
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The title Precious Beryl refers to all colors of beryl that are not emerald or aquamarine (previous blogs). Beryl is a high temperature and high pressure metamorphic mineral. The colors in precious beryl are caused by different impurities included in the chemical makeup of the crystal. All forms of precious beryl have the same basic […]

Lost Sock Day
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It happens all across the world every day, folding laundry and you end up with that one lone sock left in the basket with not mate. Where does it go? I know I have two feet and wear two socks, yet I have an entire basket of single socks. Rather than get upset, how about […]

Aquamarine
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Aquamarine is a beautiful blue to blue/green colored variety of the mineral Beryl. Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate (Be3Al2(Si6O18)) that occurs in pegmatite formations over a wide range of geography. The color of the mineral specimen determines the gem name. Probably the most famous of the beryl gemstones is the green variety with chrome […]

On Fire Shout Out
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On Fire Shout Out Featured Shops from Handmade Artists! We have 4 wonderful shops this week for you to visit.     At darlovely you will find tutorials on how to create beautiful jewelry designs. All PDF Tutorials will be e-mailed with 48 hrs. If you are interested in owning any of my designed jewelry, […]

 

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