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New Refined Basics: Handcrafting Beautiful Jewelry to Wear Every Day

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There’s no doubt about it. Natalie Barela of New Refined Basics is very talented. She designs and creates contemporary, minimalist handcrafted jewelry that you’ll want to wear every day. In fact, that’s her goal: to create beautiful, basic jewelry that works easily into any wardrobe, yet will last and be worn for many years. Creating Simple Beauty: Natalie is an …

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Dazzling Oregon Sunstones from Ann Ludington and Ernest Ludington

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If you don’t know about Oregon Sunstones, you should.  Ann Ludington and her father are true artisans and gem stone specialists. They work with the rare and unique Oregon Sunstones and create stunning jewelry from the beautiful stones. You will wear these pieces for life and pass them down for future generations to enjoy. Historical Beauty: When Ann and I …

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Julie Kujawa: Creating Beautiful Fine Jewelry To Last Generations

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Julie Kujawa is an amazing artist and metalsmith. She creates and fabricates one-of-kind beautiful fine jewelry, designed to be passed down from generation to generation. Whether it’s a wedding set, pendant or earrings, Julie’s designs are breath taking and pieces to be cherished. The Stories of Stones: Julie likes to work with clean and elegant designs without a lot of …