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Fun, Free...Fashion

"Be Free. Have Fun" That’s my simple fashion motto. (Not my life motto…my fashion motto. Let’s be clear. I don’t have a motto that encompasses all of life yet. I’ll keep you posted on that one.) By far the #1 question I get asked by clients when they are choosing jewelry is… “What do I wear this with?!” Sometimes follow up questions are…1.”Should I try and match it?”2. “Should I wear it dressy or casual?”3. “Can I wear earrings and necklace together?”4. “Do I layer it?” And the list goes on. My answers usually go something like this…1. “Match if you want…or don’t.”2. “Yes.”3. “Definitely overdo it sometimes. It’s a must.”4. “There are no rules here. Unless it’s ugly. Then...

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Sneak Peak

Kara, Kelly and I had so much fun at the Dora Mae photo shoot with the talented Candice Hyder from Couturehouseofimagery.com! Nick, Kara’s husband, joined us to shoot a fun behind the scenes video! Pictures coming soon! Until then, enjoy…

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Transformation: The Heart of Dora Mae Jewelry

Befores turning to Afters… Old being made New… Broken becoming Whole… Death giving birth to Life… This single yet multifaceted idea energizes me every single multifaceted day. It obviously applies to my jewelry design – taking old things with outdated purpose and inspiring them to become current creations with new and beautiful identity! (Around here, we call this transforMAEtion).        It applies to my curb appeal projects – taking old, disintegrated and dying landscapes and creating new living spaces that beckon living beings to come and sit, play or breathe in the scented Designer flowers!             It applies to a dark and dusty 1970’s kitchen transforming on a dime into a modern, light-filled space...

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Midnight Glory

“…for the sun stopped shining.” Luke 23:45 I saw the top two inches of the canvas peeking out behind an old trunk piled with books. My friend Melissa found a bunch of antique jewelry at an estate sale. Her text read, “Come fast.” So I did. I found a few unique pieces of jewelry, but I kept eyeing the canvas. Finally, I pulled out the dusty 3×4 foot painting stroked with dull but somewhat whimsical flowers. And THEN every estate sale junkie’s favorite phrase ran across the canvas. ”I have POTENTIAL.” I agreed wholeheartedly and told her I would introduce her to an artist who could help her discover it. I brought the painting to Kelly Van Dyke, one of...

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#Instawisdom

This is my first blog post ever. It will be short and sweet. May social media remain a unique platform to share our lives, our stories, our ideas. As long as we keep living, I hope we will keep sharing! But I pray we will never feel we must keep sharing in order to believe we are living. A huge, heart-felt, creative HUG to Michelle Morris for so beautifully capturing this moment of real life.

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