KELLY ANNIE BLOG
Are You Feeling Lucky?

Are You Feeling Lucky?

With the month of March comes St. Patricks Day.  Do you celebrate this day?  Maybe make some corned beef for dinner?  Irish stew?  The only thing I have ever done for this holiday is to wrap up some coins in parchment paper and bake them in a cake.  My kids love...

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The Art of Thoughtful Gift-Giving

The Art of Thoughtful Gift-Giving

I often struggle to find the perfect gift for friends. I want something that lets them know how much I love them or what they mean to me. Do you do this? That dilemma is actually what led to me making jewelry for the first time.  I wanted a meaningful gift for a...

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Strong Roots = Strong Branches

Strong Roots = Strong Branches

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A TALE ABOUT A PUBLIC HUMILIATION. It may or may not have included poop and dead animals being thrown in the face of someone in my family. I recently learned a story about a relative of mine on my mother's side that lived in England in 1680.  He...

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Finding Balance

Finding Balance

LATELY, I HAVE BEEN OUT OF BALANCE. Too much of this and not enough of that. Just now, I wrote three whole paragraphs about what’s going on in my life to get me in this state, but then I read it to myself and thought, WHO CARES? Blah, blah blaaaaahhhhhhh. My...

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Year of the Rooster- Make Some Noise!

Year of the Rooster- Make Some Noise!

I JUST FINISHED DESIGNING TWO NECKLACES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR ANYONE THAT BELIEVES IN LIVING OUT LOUD AND DOING SOMETHING WORTH CROWING ABOUT.   IS THAT YOU?  READ ON! I have been sitting on some french coins for a while now.  Not sure what to do with them, but having...

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We Are All Fighting Battles

We Are All Fighting Battles

Did you know? The Greek goddess Athena was born when her father, Zeus, experienced an enormous headache. She sprang fully grown and wearing battle armor from his forehead. SHE IS THE GODDESS OF MANY THINGS, BUT MOST NOTABLY OF WARFARE, STRENGTH AND HEROIC ENDEAVORS....

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Disneyland Penny Ring

Disneyland Penny Ring

WHILE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA MY FAMILY HAD SEASON PASSES TO DISNEYLAND.   When I was in morning kindergarten we would leave when I got out of school and go straight there. Disneyland is a fond memory from my childhood and a source of happiness for me. THE...

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On Light and Loss

On Light and Loss

THE DAY BEFORE I LEFT FOR ICELAND, I BARELY GOT OUT OF BED. I did not attend my family's Father's Day festivities, I did not attend the birthday celebration of my best female friend, and I did not make it to the going away event of the family friends I've loved so...

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The Making of a Locket

The Making of a Locket

I thought it would be fun to shoot a video of the locket making the process from start to finish to show people how much love and attention goes into each of the pieces. I do these lockets with pennies, mercury dimes, and various copper coins from around the world....

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