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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I just this moment stumbled across something so amazing I had to share it with you all immediately. This is a hand cut rose petal by @hillary.waters, and her feed is filled with works of art as intricate and time consuming as they are fleeting and ethereal. Leaves with cut out sections and woven thread, petals bruised to make geometric patterns, I can't even begin to describe it properly. Mind completely blown. Go check it out. #artistcrush #inspiremyinstagram This is her photo, btw. #regram #ohwowyes
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
What colors are you all loving for fall? I am Looking forward to getting back in the studio tomorrow and playing with fall colors to create some new wrap bracelet options for the coming season. I'd love color suggestions!
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Monday, August 29, 2016
A little Vermonty prettiness for your Monday morning, from a recent visit to the @windhamhillinn #vermont #vermontbyvermonters
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
I hope you all had a nice weekend. I am away from my boys this weekend and missing them a lot. But I am right where I need to be right now though, doing what I can to help my parents get through a tough time. Some days are harder than others, right? I can't lie, I prefer the easier ones. • • • This pic: Daisy Petal Earrings in sterling silver.
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A customized Mima Necklace with one silver circle and one 14k gold fill circle and an adjustable clasp, for a customer from the Sunapee Fair. Psst. . . If you ever have an idea for something you see on my website and you wonder if it's a possibility. . . just ask. :)
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Friday, August 26, 2016
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Double Wrap Amelia Necklace in 14k gold fill, with cute succulent friend. 🌱 This delicate and versatile beauty is 36" long and can be worn long or wrapped twice for a layered look. Available on my website. . .
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Good morning friends! I just learned that one of my online stockists, the sweet new @shoppuckandabby is having a 30% off sale on my jewelry for the next 2 days! Head on over to her feed to see what she still has available. 👏👍 #regram @shoppuckandabby
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
One of the most frequent questions I get about my jewelry is what "gold fill" really is, and how it is different from gold plate or gold vermeil. So in case you have also been wondering about this, here is the scoop: Gold-filled jewelry is composed of a solid layer of gold over another metal (usually brass) which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight. (14k, as a comparison, is 58% gold) Gold-filled items are 5 to 10 times thicker than regular gold plating, and 15 to 25 times thicker than electro plated items. Vermeil pieces are primarily silver, with an electroplated layer of gold on the top. I find that it is the next best option (longest lasting and highest quantity of gold) to solid gold, with a fraction of the price tag. So that's why I choose to work with it. ✨✨🔨🔨 #themoreyouknow
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feeling all the end of summer feels tonight. Visiting family is heading out tomorrow, school starts a week from today, and it all seems to be ending so fast. . . • • This pic: Stream Necklace in sterling silver, Satellite Stacking Rings in 14k and sterling, Orbit Band in sterling, and Ovum Ring in gold fill and sterling mix.
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Oval Bangles heading out today to @artisancenter in Denver. 🛩 Cool crackle tile background by @smallwildshop
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Just finished a delicious Sunday dinner at @homestylehostel with our whole three generation family circus. So glad to have such a great place in our neck of the boonies. And so glad for my wonderful family. Circus and all. ❤️ #vermonting • • This pic: Collette Necklace in 14k, Double Wrap Rink in 14k, Beta Lyrae Ring in sterling and 14k mix, and an Orbit Band in sterling silver. Sweater from @needsupply
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Happy Saturday! We are going swimming hole hunting today, trying to squeeze the most out of these end of summer days. What is your Saturday plan? • • This pic: Emily Bands in sterling silver on a @robcartelli ring cone.
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Friday, August 19, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
What is your favorite kale recipe and where can I find it? Picked this and lots more from the garden and I need inspiration!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016
I love this all silver set I sent out to a customer today. Sometimes maybe I get too carried away with the mixed metal. The all silver together is so simple and serene. . . • • These pieces: Pixie Necklace, Amelia Necklace, and Beaded Ovale Ring.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Layers and layers. Always so many possibilities. . . • • This pic from top to bottom: Collette Necklace in 14k, Half Moon Necklace in sterling silver and 14k gold fill, and Drape Necklace in sterling silver and 14k gold fill.
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Back in the studio again and getting organized. It feels good. Yesterday must have been a very effective day off! • • This pic: Stream Necklace in sterling silver. #mycreativebiz #tellon #makersmovement
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Monday, August 15, 2016
Did you all have a nice start to your week? I took the day off to recharge after the end of my big show, and it was glorious. I even napped. (i never nap) I often forget how important it is to take the occasional day to truly do nothing except the personal! Don't you? #thecurseoftheselfemployed And now back into the studio tomorrow to get organized again for real life. . . So many emails to return and orders to get rolling!
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who came to the fair this week. It was an amazing week. And not just a little bit exhausting. I am looking forward to sinking into my bed in a few minutes, and whole day tomorrow catching up with my boys. Already looking forward to seeing you all again next year! #lovetheleaguenh
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It's always so fun to have all of these mixed 14k and sterling silver stacking rings all made up at once. So many stacking options! And if you have been contemplating a trip to the fair, this is your moment. The last day of the League of NH Craftsmen Summer Fair is underway! #seeyousoon #lovetheleaguenh • • This pic: mixed 14k and sterling silver stacking rings.
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Is it just me, or is anyone else starting to get the teensiest bit excited about fall's colors and crisp air? Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to rush out summer. And maybe it's because I've been outside for most of this recent heat wave. . . #morningslikethese #saturdayfeels
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Today's bracelet situation is making me feel pretty rock and roll. I don't usually pile on this much jewelry. Actually I usually wear just a couple of pretty delicate pieces, and the same ones all the time. But shows are a fun time to try out some more aggressive layering. 😎 #jotd #lovetheleaguenh
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Some welcome cool weather at the fair today, with pretty mist over the mountains. #lovetheleaguenh #explorenewengland #supporthandmade
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016
I left my trusty assistant Shannon in charge of the booth this afternoon so that I could spend some time in the studio. So for all of you folks planning to come to the second half of the fair, there will be fresh work out tomorrow! #4daysdown5togo #lovetheleaguenh
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Monday, August 8, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
A little peek into my booth at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Summer Fair. Just in case you have been wondering where I've been for the last couple days, or where to find me for the next 7. #makersgonnashare #darlingweekend
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Saturday, August 6, 2016
Thank you SO much to all of you who braved the crowds at day one of the @leagueofnhcraftsmen fair. It was a a amazing day, and you all are the best. • • This pic: Delano Bracelet in sterling silver
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Friday, August 5, 2016
All set up for Sunapee. Wish me luck! The day before a show is always filled with anticipation and not just a few worries, even if they are mostly irrational. (What if my booth blows away? Or collapses? Or explodes in a ball of 🔥?) So any good vibes you can spare would be most welcome! Please and thank you.
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Thursday, August 4, 2016
I met my friend @fcheslow at a two week intensive metalsmithing class @penlandschool of crafts in North Carolina about a decade ago. The lucky girl just went back there again this summer, this time for a book studio class, and she sent me this mail. Isn't it pretty? And if any of you have the chance to go to Penland, GO!
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The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Annual Summer Fair starts on Saturday! This is by far my biggest show each year, with months and months of prep, 2 days of set up, and 9 full days of shopping. I just got home from the first day of set up, and tomorrow I go back to begin setting out some of the 486 unique pieces of jewelry I have made to bring to this show. ✨ No joke, I counted them. ✔️ So if you have been wanting an opportunity to try on something you have been mulling over online, and you are within striking distance of New Hampshire, this is your big chance. And, there's a ton of things to see (or buy), a place to swim across the street, and a chairlift to ride to the top of the mountain for spectacular views. So come! It's fun! Check out the link in my profile for all the details about the show.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
A closer look at the new rings I posted yesterday. Still in love with them, but at a loss for what to name them. Anybody have any suggestions? Please? My brain is fried! They are solid 14k gold in the centers with sterling silver bands, in case that helps provide inspiration!
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Misty morning walk to help gather my thoughts for the busy days ahead. And for the trivia lovers out there, this unassuming little Red Clover is the Vermont state flower. #vermontlife #madeinvermont
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Good morning! The much needed rain appears to be coming to an end. I woke up at 4am and listened to it absolutely pour and worried about a flood. (In my world 4am is prime time for worrying about irrational things) It seems there truly was no need, because by the light of day there isn't so much as a puddle in the lawn. Even though we clearly needed the rain, I am looking forward to seeing the sun and drying out this damp sticky house. ☀️🌬 • • This pic: The Small Point Necklace made with the new square tubes. A delicate and feminine layering piece with a minimalist edge.
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Monday, August 1, 2016
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