Summer Selfies

It’s time for some Summer Selfies as I process numerous photos from my August travels.

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The Yellow Agate Set visited a few stores this quarter while the pink flower wax and wire pendant was admired during NEW’s recent Meet & Munch. I paired it with infinity earrings.

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in May I wore various Mother’s Day Pendants to promote the lovely day. The peace-loving squiggledee adorned my seatbelt on an errand run. I sold a zigzag collar and had fun creating a new one. During NEW’s visit to the Heartwood Center I wore the Princess Coleopterist Ladybug pendant.

I’m freelancing again which had me suiting up a few times.

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The black and white look called for the Isaiah 55:12 bible pendant that had me go out in joy. I paired it with spiral earrings. My coiled wire earrings were paired with various outfits throughout the summer. I wore the polka dot pendant inspired by Curly Girl Design’s shipment on another outing. The burgundy abstract pendant isn’t listed yet.

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I enjoyed making the Delft blue pendants for my SAIL trip on King’s Day. The Morpho pendant is a favorite of mine. For the pride parade celebration I paired this rainbow pendant with flower earrings that sold. My chunky bead pendants are making their way on Etsy. You can order your own birthstone or chakra bangle anytime, or visit the Collage Cafe for ready-made items.

Come try these on at Saturday’s Platt-A-Polooza event in Bloomingdale.

Pendants of the Summer

I haven’t been taking many jewelry selfies lately, though I always get compliments on the Maraviglia I am wearing.

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Earlier this summer I wore Blessed are you among Women out paired with my favorite twinsy spirals.

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At NEW’s anniversary party I wore my bangles, which pretty much go with all my outfits and can be custom-ordered.

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The Make by Megan K. dress was combined with my Amazonite collar and swirly pearls at my trunk show.

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Aurora Rose has a set for sale, which you can view here:

At other NEW events I wore Orange You Dancing with Smashed Earrings and a brown version of this green wax and wire triangle along with another set of abstract earrings.

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On a sunny day I adorned my lace sundress with a wax and wire butterfly and the smashed earrings.

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The other day I opted for just earrings and no necklace with this purple wire-wrapped pair that hasn’t been listed yet.

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Message me if you are interested.

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I felt the need for some inner peace one day and paired blue scribble ball earrings with this wax and wire peace symbol pendant. In the background is the jellyfish lamp from Peaceful Parlour.

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I wore the lace dress to Evanston’s Lakeshore Art Fest with a caged feather butterfly similar to this one and added the pink scribble ball earrings.

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Check out my Etsy store and see which piece would make a great adornment for you or someone you love.

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I also make custom pieces year-round for any occasion.

Practicing the art of Selfies

Recently an article made the rounds that taking selfies is an indicator of narcissism, which made ponder my Pendants of the Day shoots.  Incidentally, as I typed ‘selfies’ my spell checker changed it to ‘selfless’, irony upon irony.

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Infinite Rainbow Collar

I will cop to having a slight Facebook addiction, but that is also the primary means of communication with my overseas family. However, my intent with taking pictures of my Maraviglia is to show how they wear on a person in regular outings, not to plaster my face all over your screen.

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Pink and Gold Butterfly wax and wire pendant with Swirly Pearls Earrings

It does take practice to get the right angle from arm’s length, and I am learning much about lighting, background, facial expressions and chin-posture as I shoot and reshoot my neck and shoulders. The intent is to focus on the jewelry though, and hopefully eventually I can have friends model them so different complexions and body types are represented.

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Meconopsis with Double Spiral Earrings

So these are the pieces I wore out and about in the past month. My brother snapped me getting instructions from my other brother during an outing at which I wore a polkadot heart pendant with smashed abstract earrings.

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The set that went to the Fixation Opening:

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Coiled wire earrings, Whirls of Red, Red Swirl Collar and
the Chakra Bangle I have not listed yet.

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I fully understand the compulsion in this media age to check likes and views and do occasionally question my ability to conjure up a fan base when compared to the artists I aspire to emulate. I was a wallflower in my youth, so seeing a numerical value to how many friends your peers have via social media must cause some pressure when you are still defining who you are.

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The Spiral Collar visited Symphony’s with NEW
and also complimented my green floral dress.

Here’s to balance in all aspects of life, and using social media in moderation, without sacrificing other forms of socializing and quiet contemplation.

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Maraviglia of the month

It is always fun to come up with new combinations as I take my Maraviglia out and about.

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Under Lock and Key wax and wire Pendant

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Spiral collar necklace, double spiral earrings not yet listed.

At one recent fair I couldn’t resist a long beaded necklace and I am working on creating a ‘hook’ for it so my pendants can be attached to the decorative necklaces I am sure you have at home.

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In turtleneck and sweaterdress season longer is better.

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White Butterfly cage pendant

You can see more scarf pendants at Aurora Rose Boutique.

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Knitter’s Delight Scarf Pendant

What is your favorite holiday adornment?

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Draw Pendant currently at the Evanston Art Center EXPO

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Blue Scribble Ball earrings, Double collar has sold.