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A Bounty of Beautiful Handmade Bracelets

 

 

Right behind earrings, bracelets are one of the most popular forms of body adornment.  The origin of the term "bracelet" is from the Greek word "brachile" meaning "of the arm."  The earliest identified bracelet was discovered in 2008 by Russian archaeologist in Denisova Cave in the Atai Mountains of Siberia.  A finger bone fragment was found along with other artifacts, including a beautiful bracelet created from polished green stone.  The items were carbon dated to around 40,000 years ago.

Peacefully Pink - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

Even though the color pink is not a favorite color, I have come to respect it.  That came about when I read an article stating that a person can sell more at handmade art shows if they wear a pastel pink colored shirt.  In color psychology, light pink is a positive color inspiring warm, comforting thoughts and is a sign of peace and hope.  According to the article, when you wore pink, people found you more thoughtful and insightful and you were more trusted.  The author, who sold at shows, swore by wearing pink and said her sales definitely increased once she made the change.

New, One of Kind Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

Can't believe it has been three weeks since my last post sharing new Shadow Dog Designs handmade jewelry with you.  I have been traveling quite a bit:  five days in San Francisco, a Justin Hayward concert in Austin and several days in Dallas getting our townhome somewhat in order.  More traveling will be done to Dallas, a city I'm not overly fond of.  But life sometimes takes strange turns.

It's A Beach Wedding - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

 

June is the traditional month to get married.  But how did that tradition start? Inquiring minds want to know!  I found two major thoughts on the start of the tradition of June weddings:

As a Child I Walked - Handmade Greens on Indiemade

 

Several weekends ago, I was driving by a second hand book store that is run by the local library.  Those that know me well know that I am an avid reader - am often at my most happiest when reading a good book with Seamus snoozing by my side.  Since the bookstore was open, the Dog Mobile swerved into the parking lot and I walked into the store.  It didn’t take me long to find a stack of books that HAD to go home with me, an eclectic mixture to be sure.  

Artisan Handmade Beauties from the Cross Partners in Promotion Group

The Cross Partners in Promotion (CPP) group is a handmade family of diverse artists.  Most of us have known each other online for years.  When it came time for most to move to a new venue (such as Indiemade, Etsy, On Fire for Handmade, Shopify, their own web site, etc.) we didn't want to loose track of each other.  So the CPP group was formed a little over a year ago, headed up by Nancy Tonelli, and is still going strong.  We share links to our own items and promote the shared items of other members.  Interesting articles, link ups, funny happenings in life and (unfortunately) sad happenings, as well, are also shared.  YAY for family!!!

Handmade Necklaces and Earrings - New Jewelry from Shadow Dog Designs

The weeks have been very busy since my last post of handmade jewelry.  My last outside Arts Festival was two weekends ago.  It feels extremely good to finish the last one for the season - hauling tents, weights and tables (and then taking them down again) gets very tiring.  But things will get VERY busy again once Labor Day rolls around.  Check out my "UpComing Shows" tab to see what I have posted so far for the fall show season.

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