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Mom's Birthstone Pendant - A Bowline Knot

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Mom's Birthstone Pendant - A Bowline Knot

Pearl and Birthstones  This very special piece was made for a young woman with two children whose husband ordered it for her when he was being deployed.  The bowline has a special meaning in that it becomes more effective under stress.There is more to the story. Don made it, so I can carry on all I want about how beautiful it is.  He just did a beautiful job tying the knot and setting the stones.  Some don't understand that each knot is hand tied and whipped rather than cast. Holes are drilled for the whipping (when you are tying knots,...

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Rethink - Refine - Retool, Update - Upgrade - Change

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Rethink - Refine - Retool, Update - Upgrade - Change

We have been reorganizing everything and including links to 2 Etsy shops, 2 websites, a blog and all of our social media. I had everyone including myself confused. I am not even sure what I was thinking. Not only did I have everyone confused, I had them running here and there to find different things Everything except the Jewelry Tutorials is now on our website at Kingfisher Designs Metals. the Jewelry Tutorials will stay on the KingfisherArtJewelry Etsy shop for now. The tutorials will stay in the KingfisherArtJewelry Etsy shop because that is where a lot of customers for jewelry...

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How to Be a Clutter Busting Super Star!

How to Be a Clutter Busting Super Star!

"You never know how clutter free you can be until being clutter free is the only choice you have."  Where have I heard something like that before?  Accumulating things (clutter) is actually easier than giving up your " collection".  We definitely get attached to our things and keep them for many different reasons - we loved it once, it was handed down to us, it was given to us by a person we care about, we have always had it - just pick a reason. I started out life as a collector - not a clutter buster, but after moving 43...

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Great Apps for your Phone or Tablet

Great Apps for your Phone or Tablet

It is hard to imagine, but in the four years between 2013 and 2017 phone apps available have gone from 130,000 to 2.2 million. Is it any wonder our phones are overloaded and chaos seems to reign on our screens.

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Summer Jobs for Artists - Taking the Show on the Road

Summer Jobs for Artists - Taking the Show on the Road

In our area most of us show in the spring and fall; but we do few shows during our hot months of June, July or August.  No one wants to shop outdoors during the heat of a summer in Mississippi and indoor shows are few and far between.   A lot of people think this is vacation time for us, but most of us are diligently working toward our fall shows and the Christmas season. We maintain our displays and our tent, order packaging, order business cards and materials and create new designs along with making more pieces in our...

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