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7 Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Finding the Unique Amongst the Ordinary Your bridesmaids can be a mix of old friends and new, who have been there for you - from planning through to the big day. Thank them by giving them a unique gift to remember this special day. Wedding season is fast approaching, and a long-standing tradition is to present each bridesmaid with a gift.  The gift can be something specially curated for each member of your bridal party, or you can opt to give everyone the same or similar type of gift.  Below is a list of seven ideas that run outside of the mainstream,...

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Aromatherapy Jewelry

Brief History of Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Lately, almost anyone you talk to has used and/or heard of essential oils. Whether they use them in aromatherapy, as health supplements, household cleaners, or personal products.  The use of plants as medicine has been carbon dated as far back as 20,000 years ago, thanks to some cave paintings that were discovered in the Dordogne region of France depicting the use of plants in medicine.   Aromatherapy has been used as far back as 3500 BCE, and thought to have initially been used in the practice of healing by burning various barks, woods,...

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Lifecycle of a Handmade Ring

Have you ever wondered how a ring is made,when it's made entirely by hand? Some artist use different casting methods, such as, Lost Wax Casting. While others fabricate rings using metal sheet such as silver, gold, copper, or even steel. I'm in the second camp, but eventually want to also be in the first camp. With Lost Cast Waxing for example, equipment is expensive, so to get started requires a bit of capital. That being said I could carve a piece out of wax and send it out to a casting company, but I think I'd only consider that if...

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Lava Rocks and Essential Oils

Do you love essential oils? Do you wish there was a fun and fashionable way to utilize their benefits when on the go? Well I've got great news! There is! Read on to find out more! You may have seen the explosion of "aromatherapy jewelry" out there using lava beads, or you may be asking yourself, "what the heck is she talking about, Willis?" (Those who remember the TV show, "Different Strokes" will get the "Willis" reference, lol.)   Over the past few years, thanks to my beautiful, dear friend Michelle over at Powered by Mom (a blog you seriously...

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New Blog Format

I decided to update my blog to fit more seamlessly in with my website so that everything is cohesive. I hope you like it! My goal is to publish a new post once a week, but as I also work full-time, I will find out if this is a reasonable expectation of myself, given that I still need time to work on my jewelry!   Blog topics will mostly be related to three main subjects, my jewelry, current jewelry trends, and lifecycle of a design from idea to finished piece. Periodically, I will write about interesting the historical aspects of...

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