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ruffled feather jewelry

pauline phillips

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I created this little rabbit pendant for my jewelry teacher's granddaughter. She loves bunnies! It is slightly larger than the size of a quarter. It is sterling silver. Hand stamped with traditional Navaho made stamps. I love making these little animals!  Let me make one for you or someone you care about!

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April 8, 2018

Spent the day painting my display boxes! I think they will look great...I am using chalk paint in a graphite gray and an olive green for the accent color. Chalk paint is...awesome! I am hoping to get all this booth display stuff done this week. I want to get back into the studio to make some designs that are dying to get out of my head! 

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April 10, 2018

Well! I attended my first vendor meeting on Saturday for the upcoming Tenino Farmer's Market! I guess I am going to be "in" the market! The first day of the market is Saturday, May 5, 2018. While I am excited to be presenting my work for the first time...I am kind of nervous! I have lots of things to do to get ready! Business cards and banners! and display thingies! Oy! so many things to be thinking about. I have so many ideas for new pieces. And now that my home studio is set up I can bring my ideas to life. I am grateful to my jewelry teacher for sharing his knowledge. Thank you, Russ.


May 6, 2018

Yesterday was the first day of the Tenino Farmer's Market. And my first time officially displaying and presenting my work. What a day! the weather was perfect. The people were fun. I really enjoyed talking with the people who stopped to look at my jewelry. I am glad I spent the last month making sure I had my display looking as nice as I could make it! Setup was easy. And along with lots of lovely comments about my jewelry, I actually was surprised at how many people "noticed" and commented on how nice the display was. It's important to show your work at it's best. of all, I actually SOLD something! Now that I am done futzing with the display elements...I am excited to get back into making some pieces! I had several men ask about whether I make things for them. I do have plans to make a line of men's jewelry. Stay tuned!

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May 11, 2018

Yesterday I created this little lovely necklace. Along with some vintage French and Venetian seed beads I used some beads that I have had for quite some time. I never knew just exactly what they were called. I have a friend who is knowledgeable about beads. He called them African "Christmas" beads. I had never heard that term before!  So I looked up the term.  They are trade beads originally imported around the world especially to Africa and the Americas by Spanish missionaries, monks, friars and traders who used them as a form of currency. Another term for some of these beads is "padre" beads. Padre is Spanish for "father." So interesting!