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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.

Modern Symbols that are Ancient - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - May 25, 2016

Even though we live in modern times, ancient symbols are found everywhere.  Many people do not even recognize them as being ancient.  Think of spirals, the Zia symbol on the New Mexico flag, the Hamsa, the cross, flowers and many other symbols in their various forms . . . all ancient but still in use today.  

 

Fiery Red and Orange - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade - May 18, 2016

 

The temperatures are beginning to heat up here in the Desert Borderlands (although I can’t complain since this has been an unusually cool spring).  With the higher temperatures, it seems the sunsets become more fiery in all their blazing yellows red, and oranges.  A sunset a couple of nights ago gave me the inspiration for this blog post:  Fiery Red and Orange.  I browsed through the studios of Indiemade handmade artists and featured a fiery red or orange (or both) creation from each.  I hope you enjoy these richly colored selections.

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