Women in Jewelry Design

My mother's Haskell like jewelry set

Women in Jewelry Design is my new blog series profiling women who design jewelry.  Miriam Haskell is our first designer.  She was born in 1899 in Tell City, Indiana and attended Chicago University.  In the 1920s Haskell moved to New York and she opened a jewelry store in the McAlpin Hotel in 1926.

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Getting Ready for Spring

Choose some color for Spring collage

I’m very tired of Winter, so I’m getting ready for Spring!  Meteorological Spring begins March 1, and Spring officially starts on March 20, 2022!   A lot of things can be done before your garden begins  its Spring growth.  Getting ready for Spring with a Springtime refresh in the garden includes cleaning up and pruning;…

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New Mexico October Events

There’s a lot happening in New Mexico in October. Balloon Fiesta kicks off October with lots of craft fairs and other events all month long throughout the state. Here’s a short list: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta  10/2 –  10/10   Albuquerque, NM New Mexico Brew Fest at EXPO (Albuquerque) October 14 1-6pm during Balloon Fiesta Lots…

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Back to School Sale

labradorite bead earrings

The annual Back to School Sale is August 15 – 21. Take 20% off all regularly priced jewelry. Beads and Clearance items are not included in the Back to School Sale. USE COUPON CODE back to school. If you have any questions, contact me.

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Pearls and Pearl Jewelry

Pearls for every occasion

I love pearls and pearl jewelry. Pearls can have unusual shapes (baroque pearls) and neat colors – I think they are all wonderful. A pearl is a hard object produced within the soft tissue of a mollusk as the result of an irritant. The pearls we treasure are composed of calcium carbonate deposited over that irritant…

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2021 Spring Fashion Colors

2021 Spring/Summer Fashion Week Colors

Like a garden of flowers, there are a lot of bright and beautiful fashion colors for Spring 2021 (and Summer, too). Here they are: Marigold – this is a warm golden orange that’s easy to wear Cerulean – a light blue defined as the blue of the sky on a clear day Rust – this…

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