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I am striving to journal and post more on my blog. Today it is about making new jewelry designs…. this business has one season after another with different customer needs and tastes to be satisfied. It is an ever-changing marketplace and a challenge to keep up with the latest techniques and yet keep to your own style. My focus has been on Valentine’s Day (see links below) since shortly after Christmas and wedding season is already in full swing. One of my next goals is to become more proficient at hand-knotting pearl strands since those are very popular for weddings. Speed can be important when you are working a more than full-time job, running a brick-n-mortar store and an Etsy shop, selling a shows, etc. Quality is most important to me but being more efficient would be a big plus.

Bless this Garden Bracelet – a sweet blend of acrylic flowers, pearls, and natural brass findings.

Bella Wedding Necklace – my own version of Aro’s wedding gift to Bella. Made with an authentic Strass 30mm Swarovski crystal prism.

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I’ve challenged myself by entering a jewelry design competition sponsored by Vintaj Natural Brass Company. Vintaj makes wonderful natural brass findings – very ornate and delicate. They sponsor a design challenge once a month. This month’s theme is: Vintage Wedding. My entry is #11. I would appreciate your support by clicking on the link below and voting for my entry (again #11):

http://vintaj.com/wpblog/?p=6831

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This is June, the month traditionally recognized as the “wedding month”. Here is my latest Etsy treasury:

Wedding Bells: This treasury is full of wedding day luxuries… elegant, vintage, extraordinary artistry. Beautiful work!

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