ACCESSOIRE

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What’s New with Accessoire Jewelry

It has been some time since I offered an update about my shop, life, creative endeavors.  So if you don’t mind… I think it is about time.

First, I have been slowly recovering from my accident on ice in December.  My back is still painful and I have a wonderful thing called the H-Wave that is helping with the pain.  I do not take any pain meds. so this is a great alternative.  I am in Physical Therapy and attend three times a week.  My brain seemed to take quite beating when I whacked it three times on the ice that day in December.  I now have Post Concussive Syndrome which has resulted in some pretty irritating brain injury symptoms.  I go to Cognitive Therapy twice weekly.

Just writing this blog post is hard at times, but it is good for my brain but if you notice more typos and not the best sentence structure, well at least I have an excuse now!!!!!

In my Etsy shop things have been slow to get underway, but I remember way back when I had my first shop on Etsy, that it took me over a year to really get going and gain repeat customers and find a rhythm to my sales.  I am patient and realize that there are so many talented and beautiful jewelry artists to pick from that even I would have a hard time choosing which ones to buy from, in fact I am always hearting pieces that I want to buy from other people.  Kinda like when you cook for yourself and sometimes you just don’t want to eat your own cooking.  Afterall, it is nice to go out to someone else’s house to eat or to a nice restaurant.  Plus, I love to support my fellow artists and dig wearing their jewelry.

My other pursuit is metalsmithing, I don’t have much to update on this matter.  Except I am collecting tools, books, etc.  I really want to attend classes, but my injuries have left me unable to follow that goal at this time.  I need to concentrate on getting better first!

I have been writing articles on ©Medium.com and have a Collection, Can I Just Get My Damn Story Read!  The collection has my articles, but also stories submitted to me for inclusion in my collection. View profile at Medium.com  Follow the link to read my articles and some of the great stories on ©Medium and in the Collections.

Here are my newest jewelry designs! I love all types of jewelry from modern, boho chic, hippie, gypsy, southwestern, plain and simple and sweet.

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Making my jewelry is my therapy because I just play some music and begin to design and make and before long I am lost in the piece and my thoughts.

It has been a cold winter and long recovery.  But the sun is shining, I pray I get better each day.  I love making my jewelry and seeking refuge there in my thoughts.

Creativity is my hiding place and the place I go to find myself again.

I wish you all much peace and creativity this week!

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PaperMelon — Eco-Friendly Paper and Cardboard Jewelry! (Handmade Artisan Spotlight)

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Fern necklace - 1st anniversary gift - Big necklace - Chunky necklace - Green necklace - Woodland jewelry - Paper necklace - Eco jewelry

The Fern Necklace

 The artisan who makes these wonderful creations is Devi Chand and she lives in Chennai, India.  Devi graduated in Accessory Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology.  She has a beautiful shop on Etsy called

Here is the link:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperMelon.

Her paper jewelry is amazing and as she states, ” I love to convert everyday materials to wearable pieces of art.”  How great is that to take what other people would toss out and make into something so beautiful.  Not only is it beautiful but it makes a statement that says “I care about the environment.”

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Thanks to http://ppt-bird.blogspot.com/ who made this clip art available for free!

I have always loved paper beads and have used them in some of my jewelry designs.  She inspires me to want to get back to using more recycled items in my jewelry.  I have always tried to be environmentally conscious when designing a piece.  Many times when I visit an antique or vintage store I will find pieces of old jewelry that I can use in my current designs.

 Here are a few more of her pieces for your viewing pleasure!!!!!!   Also, please remember her for holiday gift giving or maybe your first anniversary is coming up.  As she points out in her shop introduction, paper symbolizes the first wedding anniversary.

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Manjadikuru Ring

❤ This ring is a favorite of mine ❤

 

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Dazzling Love Earrings - Christmas gift - Dangle earrings - Party jewelry - Romantic jewelry - Beaded earrings - One year anniversary giftDazzling ❤ Love ❤ Earrings

Her attention to detail and love of color can be seen in this pair of colorful earrings!

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Most of her pieces and are listed in the description, so that you can just click on the link and find them easily.  PaperMelon is very bright and easy to navigate and all of Devi’s items arrive in beautiful handcrafted gift boxes.

Please Note:  All of the designs from PaperMelon are protected using a moisture-resistant sealant which allows the jewelry to be splash and moisture proof.  However, it is advisable to always remove your jewelry during water-related activities. 

To read and see her design process just visit her page at http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperMelon/about?ref=l2-more-about.

Please remember to support handmade artisans this holiday season!

Have fun creating and spending time with those you love

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Hoop-A-La-Palooza for Me!

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Well, I have finally gone a little off the deep end… just kidding!  But I am obsessed with hoops lately.  I have been experimenting with them and having all kinds of fun.  Here are a few of my latest designs…

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I have always loved hoops whether they are big, medium or small.  I am going to continue on my “hoop-la” adventure and keep trying new designs…

What new design love has caught your attention?

Cherie

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