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Why Art Matters

When I am in a class, and just as often, when I am in my store, I am compelled to remind people: “You are already creative, even if it isn’t “art” (art being very broad and subjective). You wake up … Continue reading

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Light Side • Dark Side

Throughout my life, I have battled my dark side. In the early years it was “diagnosed” as “depression” and “anxiety disorder”. If you’ve had this going on in your life, you know the challenges of mood swings, irritability, irrational thought … Continue reading

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Runes and Chops • Chops and Runes • Oh My Intention

Runes The Runes are a form of alphabet developed in Northern Europe, essentially they represent the Old Norse language used by the Scandinavian peoples up to about 700AD. The precise origins of the Runes is unclear and the subject of … Continue reading

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A Word or 100s on Adornment

As Father’s Day approaches I cannot help but consider where I was a year ago this week . . . in Oregon, saying goodbye to my Dad. As if I don’t think about my family at least 10 times a … Continue reading

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Just a Bit on Alexandrite

Alexandrite is the birthstone for June. In order to avoid having you leave my email list for emails that are too long . I have a couple of links for you to check out on this marvelous stone. To summarize: … Continue reading

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Appreciation And I’m going to take over the world!

Things I thought my mom said . . . LOL Never. “How on earth can you see the TV sitting so far back?” “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too” “Just leave all the lights on … it … Continue reading

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FAQs About Phoenix Magyk

Over the years, I have shared some of these answers, and it’s about time they were in one place – right?!?!. They are questions I hear often. Feel free to ask more. Are you from Phoenix, Arizona? Nope. Phoenix is … Continue reading

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History of Adornment – Part 2

Based on archeological findings and speculation it’s believed that the first signs of jewelry adornment were over 100,000 years old – the beads of the mud snail. I don’t think there is any way to really know how these ‘beads” … Continue reading

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We are under-construction…

Hello lovers of lovelies! Please do not adjust your set. Uh, hmm… I mean computer. We are under construction as I upgrade and update my site. Site will continue to run, Facebook Fan Page is hot and in action, and … Continue reading

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A Crooked Path: New Moves at Crafted!

“Crooked path?” What does that mean Delia? It means, for me, that my life and my work are never traveled in straight lines. The journey has curves and valleys. However, in an effort to be a ‘business woman,’ setting up … Continue reading

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