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Our Self-Isolation Day Of Beauty Journal

Posted by Karen Sugarman Designs on

There have been three of us locked down in our home for the past month plus - our little doggie, Daphne / my husband, Paul / and myself. With all but essential workers staying at home too, we realized we would need to help out one another for our scheduled “Day Of Beauty”. With a bit of help via texts from various groomers and hair stylists, we each attempted our routines after supplies had been ordered and received. Little Daphne was the first of our efforts since she was scheduled for a grooming just after we went into self-isolation. She...

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Are You Guilty - Blazer On Top / PJ’s On The Bottom???

Posted by Karen Sugarman Designs on

After the current administration finally agreed we indeed did have a pandemic looming in our future and everything came to a screeching halt (including sales of anything that was not related to a.) masks, b.) sanitizer, c.) food / cleaning supplies or d.) toilet paper {seriously !?!}) - the amount of interest in my jewelry designs also waned as people went into “hunter” mode for life’s necessities. Fortunately for me, I had already been in a conversation with a lovely client from Chicago regarding making a beaded necklace to go with her antique micro-mosaic pendant. We finally decided it would...

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Forget Fascinators - These Are The New Easter Bonnets!

Posted by Karen Sugarman Designs on

  The New Easter Bonnets for 2020! I hope this post finds you all well and safe. Sorry I have been MIA recently, but I just needed some time to adjust to the new normal. Besides, hunting for food, cleaning supplies and toilet paper (still have not found that one online, but we have a fairly good supply at home with 5 baths) and figuring out the online websites and pick up times of our local stores + cleaning all the groceries, packages and mail, not to mention cleaning my house . . . it is really a full time...

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My February U-Turn

Posted by Karen Sugarman on

Typically, I would venture to say, the type of jewelry designs I create are not especially fraught with danger since I do not use any torches, daunting equipment or noxious chemicals. Truth be told, I am designing jewelry that uses rather commonly found findings and beads along with some antique elements such as lockets and clasps. The more dangerous work is farmed out to jewelry workrooms that are well equipped with the proper tools and ventilation systems - even though I have designed the concept of the jewelry. Believe it or not, I am always thinking of the large Tucson...

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Naughty Elf - Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale Extended

Posted by Karen Sugarman on

Due to a website glitch (thanks to the Naughty Elf), the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale is being extended until Dec 4 @ 11PM EST.  To receive your 20% discount on EVERYTHING (except Treasure Trove Sale and Gift Certificates) - use the discount code NAUGHTYELF2019 at checkout.   Additionally, you will receive an 10% gift certificate for your highest priced item that can be used toward a future purchase until 11/15/2020.  Use it for Holiday shopping, After Christmas Sale or even a special gift for yourself! Now. . .as for that Naughty Elf, I think he deserves a little Time Out!...

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