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Join us at Union Station in June!

Join us at Union Station in June!

I am geeking out over how great this is! Save the date -- June 24 & 25 -- for Maker Faire + Strawberry Swing. I fell in love with the Maker Faire when we first took the boys years ago (and I began wishing they'd add more of an art area so we could participate with our jewelry). The inspiring and innovative curator of the Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fairs, Katie Mabry van Dieren, made it happen! My whole family is excited to participate!! This is a biggie ... 17,000 + people attend ... and it's at the amazing Union Station! Bring your kids and...

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WOOT! It's Show Time ... Spring 2017

WOOT! It's Show Time ... Spring 2017

Bob Marley is cranking in the studio today: "Don't worry 'bout a thing ... 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right." I'm definitely feelin' it today ... SPRING. Our show season is about to start, and I'm jazzed. Shows are the yin to the studio artist's yang, (at least the artists in our studio). Chris and I are looking forward to seeing our creative friends and the smiling faces and interesting folks we'll see in our booth again and those we'll meet for the first time, plus the excuse to be outside all day. WE LOVE DOING SHOWS. Making jewelry is amazing, too, don't...

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Which Gemstone? Here's a Clue ...

Which Gemstone? Here's a Clue ...

Drum roll, please ... We are especially inspired to design today because we were just invited to exhibit our jewelry at the Susan G. Komen Pink Promise Conference here in KC, March 25! This event is near and dear to my heart, and I am so excited to start designing. One of my best friends attends this emotional and inspiring event every year and she encouraged me several years ago to exhibit our jewelry here. I love that she planted that seed … and it grew … and now it’s happening! Chris found this new treasure for our jewelry library, Smithsonian Rock...

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Happy Valentine's Day to All!

Happy Valentine's Day to All!

Here’s a pic of the sterling silver and copper hearts on my jewelry bench today. I love the excuse of Valentines to make hearts. I used to think I was “too cool” to make or wear them, but I changed when I had kids … and I changed another level when my dad and step-mom died. Now, love means a lot more to me. The heart symbol brings me a great deal of comfort, and feels more like a badge of honor these days. Valentine’s Day growing up in my house was first and foremost my brother’s birthday. I was...

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Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

I love this hand painted tea towel. Joyce, one of my yoga students, gave it to me and the funny thing is I think SHE is my sunshine … and all of my students, honestly. I was thinking I can really use new tea towels, but this one will not wipe spills in my kitchen. It’s more important role is to hang above my jewelry bench, brighten my space, make me smile, and remind me to create the sunshine I want to share with others. Sometimes these little reminders are exactly what I need to shift from feeling overwhelmed by...

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