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Thanksgiving

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Pins…are IN!

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Pins…are IN!

It’s winter! Not officially, but you know what I mean.  I am not a fan. But, here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, winter lasts about six months, so I better decide to be happy with it. It’s a long haul.  Break out the jackets, coats, fur parkas and let me help you spruce them up. Just because you need to cover up doesn’t mean you can’t use jewelry to accessorize.  Remember my theme, “Jewelry is the answer”. Pins. Yes, pins. They are back in style. Of course, everything turquoise and/or sterling is back in style. I remember pins everywhere in the...

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For Our Veterans

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For Our Veterans

We are fast approaching Veteran’s Day. Lori and I both have family members who have served. Lori’s dad was a Korean War Vet.  My grandpa served in World War II and both sons are army vets. My youngest is still serving. With that in mind, I want to tell you a little about the people who serve this great country. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org, 2018), 1.29 million men and women were actively serving our country in 2018. That represents less than .5% of the US population. It seems incredible to me that less than 1% of...

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Navajo Spider Lore

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Navajo Spider Lore

Our spider jewelry is fun, pretty and unique.  But the story behind spiders and Navajo people is interesting. When I think of spiders, I’m not exactly feeling warm and fuzzy. But the Native American community looks at spiders as protectors and comforters. The legend of Spider woman paints her as a mystical creature whose quest is to protect people, especially children. This is where the dream catcher gets its origins. Though not originally conceived of the Navajo Tribe, the dreamcatcher is a part of everyday life of the Dine (Navajo) people today. The dreamcatcher is a representation of a spider...

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Exploring Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico – Our Adventure Begins

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Exploring Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico – Our Adventure Begins

Our first adventure together!  Come on a downtown tour of Albuquerque with us. There is art everywhere in downtown Albuquerque.  I would have to write a book to give the talent it’s fair due.  We have chosen a few of our favorites to share with you.  The statues and murals are quite beautiful and educational. On our way to downtown, we stopped at the Flyway located on Coors Blvd. (by Robert Wilson, 2011).  This is a sculpture dedicated to the Sand Hill Crane migration. The crane’s home, the Rio Grande Bosque is a hop skip and a jump away from...

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