Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Native American Christmas

This wonderful treasury was posted on Etsy this morning by Giftbearer. Giftbearer, AKA jewelry artist Pippit Carlington, specializes in high-end indigenous jewelry drawing inspiration from nature and a variety of cultures close to the earth. It is such an honor for me to have her select one of my bracelets (first row, center) for inclusion in this beautiful tribute!

Giftbearer's store is full of wonderful items. Her work is anything but primitive. She describes her work as "Contemporary Tribal" style.

Pippit says "I approach each piece as a living being with a soul. If I can convey this essence to the viewer and have it speak to them on a deeper level then I have done what I've set out to do. I want my work to be more than merely an accessory, but something treasured with special meaning to the buyer, not necessarily in words, but in the same way you know it when it's true love."

Pippit is a perfectionist and nothing leaves her hands until it meets high standards of quality control. She has received formal art training at Callenwolde Center for the Arts, The Atlanta College of Art, and Atlanta Jeweler's School and Studios.

You must visit her Etsy store at You will be amazed by her beautiful work.

Mvto and Wado (Thank you in Creek and Cherokee) Pippit for selecting one of my pieces for your wonderful treasury!

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