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Five Tips for Buying Handmade Jewelry

Five Tips for Buying Handmade Jewelry

Handmade jewelry is a surefire gift for your partner, for Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion. But I get the impression from my friends that buying the right bauble is often a nerve-wracking experience. Will she really like it? Has she the right occasion to wear it?

Representing the woman’s point of view here, I offer some suggestions to help you pick out the perfect piece of handmade jewelry. Here are five tips to help you get it right.

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Let Nature Art Bring the Outdoors In

Let Nature Art Bring the Outdoors In

Art that invokes the outdoors, or nature art, may seem like an odd topic for the middle of our long New England winter. Snow, ice, frigid temperatures – the outdoors isn’t very alluring right now. But I think paintings that depict nature are exactly the right antidote to being cooped up inside.

A therapeutic dose of sunny skies, shimmering green leaves and bonny spring flowers is just what we need to chase away the winter doldrums.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warming up with Winter Wraps

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Warming up with Winter Wraps

It’s hard to go anywhere in the Northeast right now without hearing one of those classic winter songs. “Dashing through the snow, I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, or Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”

OK, we get it. Cold weather is on its way and it’s time to dig out those winter wraps.

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Bowled Over: Handmade Bowls for Every Occasion

Bowled Over: Handmade Bowls for Every Occasion

During the holiday season, our dining tables take center stage. It’s time for steaming bowls of stuffing, salads overflowing with winter greens, and mouth-watering pies with vanilla ice cream. Part of the fun of hosting (or attending) a festive dinner is deciding how to present all these yummy dishes. What won’t do is that old Melamine salad bowl or Aunt Ida`s chipped vegetable dish.

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Let’s Get Real / Handmade Art from Paradise City

Let's Get Real / Handmade Art from Paradise City

We live in a world of lightning speed technological change and mass production of everything from our clothing to our food supply. In our day-to-day lives, many of us yearn for the homemade, the handmade, things that were built with care by a real person. This post highlights Paradise City artists who use hands-on techniques to craft one-of-a-kind pieces which reflect their own personal stories.

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