Category Archives: ruminations

Sportsmanship is Inspirational

For me, sportsmanship is the whole point of the Olypmics; it is supposed to remind us of the best humans can be and achieve. I always want everyone to do their best, no matter their race, gender, sex, culture, or … Continue reading

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Re-Birth of the Sun AJE Winter Challenge Reveal

When the Winter Solstice arrives, we welcome the longer days to come and feel a sense of hope. Spring is around the corner. We made it through the cold, dark days of winter and will soon be able to grow … Continue reading

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Summer Elements Blog Hop

Thanks to Rita of Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends, for hosting this blog hop. Her hops are always such fun and very inclusive. You can follow her creative journey and buying sprees through her Flickr. The idea for this … Continue reading

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Support From Peers Brings Great Cheer

I try to only blog when I actually have something to say; (to me) there’s nothing worse than reading a blog when someone posted because they thought they had to.  We all get wrapped up in our day-to-day lives and, … Continue reading

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Love in a Box

This post is going to be about the giving and the getting; it went something like this… Some of you might have noticed the last blog post was a re-blog from UWSLoves. This is a great grassroots organization that sprung … Continue reading

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Why I bought earrings I could make and why you should too

One of my “beady” friends on Facebook posted a beautiful picture of a pair of earrings. I normally only buy either vintage jewelry or finished pieces that I can’t make myself, such as something made by a metalsmith. Anyone who … Continue reading

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The Loss of Jewelry and History

Some of you already know that our house got robbed last week.  It was sad for my family because we lost several generations of jewelry pieces–some solid gold and sterling, some vintage costume jewelry. I have to admit that the … Continue reading

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