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Eye Of The Beholder - Lover's Eye Jewelry

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Delphina Lover's Eye Locket I have written about this before (waaaay back in 2012), but considering recent developments - I thought this might be a good time to touch on this subject again. Some of you already know that my previous career, prior becoming a jewelry designer, was as an interior designer in Boston. That little snippet of information definitely explains my fascination with history, antiques and once again, the subject of Lover’s Eye Jewelry. You can read about the history of these remarkable little works of art in my blog post dated January 9, 2012, The Look Of Love...

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I Can No Longer “Zip It”!

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  Let’s just get this straight and out of the way . . . up front. This post if NOT about the COVID-19 weight gain most of us have experienced for 6 months while attempting to stay at home and be safe & healthy. That fiasco has resulted in 200,000+ lives needlessly lost and millions of Americans sick, worried and grieving - asymptomatic or not.I have been such a good little retailer for so long, I feel as though I am about to BURST. Most of you probably do not know, but I was previously married and divorced. My first...

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To ZOOM Or Not To ZOOM - That Is The Question!

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Okay, here is a little known fact . . . I was an educator for 4 years fairly soon after I graduated from college. Three of the years were spent teaching in Louisiana and a fourth year was spent teaching in Massachusetts. Back in those days, teaching was a wonderful opportunity for someone to work in the very rewarding field of education while spreading out their paycheck for a full year. We had the summer off and my search for adequate childcare finally seemed to be in a much better position. All of that ended when Prop. 2 1/2 came...

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Our Self-Isolation Day Of Beauty Journal

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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???

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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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