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I needed to take some photos of the jewelry I'm going to be selling at the Urban Inspirations show in March. So, I thought I'd share those photos with you. Most of my jewelry is one-of-a-kind, so it was interesting to have to come up with some designs that were easily replicable so that I could make several of each piece.

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Black and Pink Pearl Necklace

Made from Sterling Silver, Glass Beads, and Freshwater Pearls

Freshwater pearls are a kind of pearl that comes from freshwater mussels. Natural freshwater pearls are seldom perfectly round or even nearly round, more often than not they are baroque, slugs, or wings. Freshwater pearls are noted for their wide range of color. Although white is the most common color, the most desirable are the pastel pinks, roses, lavenders, and purples.

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Spring Snowstorm Necklace and Earring Set

Made from a variety of Glass Beads, including Green Millefiori Beads

Millefiori is a glasswork technique, which produces distinctive decorative patterns on glassware. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words "mille" (thousand) and "fiori" (flowers). The Millefiori technique is a labor-intensive process. Each Millefiori item is individually and painstakingly handmade.

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Simple Elegance Jasper Earrings

Made from Sterling Silver and Jasper.

Jasper is a dark green, semi-translucent to opaque form of semiprecious chalcedony. The name means "spotted stone." Jasper is said to strengthen the stomach and is believed to cure gynecological problems. It is also thought to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites.

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Dagger Necklace with Button Closure

Made from Green Aventurine, Sterling Silver, and Shell and Glass Beads

Often referred to as “the comfort stone” because of its reputation for being an all-purpose healing stone, Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect. The majority of green and blue-green aventurine originates in India

I also updated the "jewelry album" at right with some more photos of my recent work. Feel free to tell me what you think of any of the pieces!

ETA (3am): Just found out that a layout of mine received an honorable mention in the Fiber Scraps contest! They displayed the ten winning entries in their booth at CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association trade show) this weekend! How fun! In addition, I will receive a prize package and FiberScraps may use the image of my page in their advertising! Very cool!

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