Raw Sapphires. Jewel Candy.

I was drawn to this necklace in the case at Magpie Jewelry. I had no idea what the stones were. I just found it to have unique beauty with a combination of substance and refinement. I learned it was handmade by a Canadian jewelry artisan (unfortunately I can’t remember her name) with 14k gold and raw…

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Spoon Ring. Recycled Radiance.

Once upon a time this spoon was part of someone’s silverware set. Now it’s a great piece of vintage jewelry. The ring is 100% made with the end of a sterling silver spoon. It has been cut and shaped to fit my finger perfectly. It’s got weight, detail and smoothness. While touring visitors around our…

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Murano Glass. Gift of Memories.

This delicate pendant is from Venice. It’s hand-blown Murano Glass and a gift from my daughter who recently traveled to Italy on a school trip. She knows I like artisan jewelry and chose it with that in mind. The design is called millefiori, meaning “a thousand flowers”. Each piece is unique and the colors are…

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Natural Stones. Substantial Beauty.

The beauty of natural stones is undeniable. Every type is unique, as well as each stone. They’re rich in substance in too many ways to count, and natural stone jewelry always has presence. For thousands of years, people have embraced natural stones and crystals believing in their healing powers and ability to connect to the…

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Painted by a Horse. Yes it Is.

This amazing painting is 18”x 18” acrylic on gesso board. It is called ‘Angels Among Us’ and was painted by a horse. His name is Metro Meteor. He is a very successful retired racehorse owned by an artist who taught him to paint. It’s a wonderful and magical story. Metro has his own Facebook page…

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Fleur-de-Lis. Embracing Heritage.

The fleur-de-lis has been used as a symbol for centuries on coats of arms and flags. It’s a stylized flower(fleur) lily(lis). My introduction to the fleur-de-lis was in Montreal, Quebec where I was born. The provincial flag features four fleur-de-lys. I’ve always loved it. It’s also an official symbol of the state of Louisiana, and…

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Vintage pins. Va va voom!

Hand me down jewels are totally fab. These pins are from both of my grandmothers. I was the grandchild that coveted them the most so they were passed along to me – a windfall for sure. They hold fond memories of amazing women and are totally versatile with many different looks. My grandmothers were always…

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Cozy up. Let it Snow.

There is nothing better than wrapping a large, soft scarf around you when it is cold outside. And this one from A Peace Treaty does its job in spades. Hand knit in Peru with alpaca and lambswool, the stitch quality is exceptional and the multi-color pattern complementary to apres ski wear or with a pea coat…

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