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Photo courtesy of funwallart

Beautiful jewelry deserves a beautiful box and I just love the handcrafted ones from funwallart.  They all have an artistic and romantic air that is just lovely and so well executed.  I imagine opening the box and seeing a gorgeous creation inside like maybe this bracelet.  Named Angelica, it features a sweet little silver moth, aquamarine gemstones, glass pearls, and crystal in soft tones and subtle shades of aqua and green.  To see more of funwallart’s fabulous creations click here.

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SanJuanI was in San Juan, Puerto Rico recently.  It is a lovely city and I walked around Old San Juan enjoying a nice summer evening and the vibrancy of life in the city.  I wanted to find a little gift to bring back for my sister and wanted something made in Puerto Rico.  There were many shops with nice selections but a lot of the merchandise was from other places.  After strolling around a bit more, I came across an area where people had tents set up and spotted a lady selling jewelry made from beach glass.

Her name is Ruth Rivera and she told me she had created a process of attaching beach glass to jewelry findings using a type of clay.  I thought she had done a beautiful job with these as well as the many other styles of earrings and necklaces she had on display.  My sister loves them and I was thrilled to find a handmade item to bring home.  If you would like more information about Ruth and her jewelry, you can contact her at ruty.rivera@yahoo.com.

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 handmade-spring

I am participating in an online craft show – i heart handmade spring.  This show is put on by the American Craft Guide and they have put together a lovely show that consists entirely of handmade items.   I for one am happy to see the handmade movement get such strong support from so many in the online community.  I have a true appreciation for the hard work, countless hours, amazing creativity, and generous spirits of others out there that make handcrafted items.  I wish a great show for all.

Here’s my page – http://handmadeshow.com/category/shop/jewelry/the-bead-dreamer-jewelry-shop/