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Fun with Metal Etching

One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to add new techniques to my jewelry making. Up to a certain point in any designer’s development, jewelry making is a sort of hunter-gatherer kind of art form. You build a … Continue reading

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My Day at the Women’s EXPO

This past Thursday was the Women’s EXPO. After a lot of work, planning, and last minute scrambling, I was really excited once the actual day arrived. We had some minor hiccups (like our new banner not arriving until halfway through … Continue reading

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A Milestone

One year ago today, I opened my Etsy shop, Ciarrai Studios, and listed my first item, a pair of pewter and obsidian earrings. Although I have a lot to learn and a lot to do in order to build my … Continue reading

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Leaning and Loafing with Walt Whitman

Considering how much I love Jane Austen, I really didn’t think I would mind having her dominate so much of my month but when I found myself sneaking in stanzas of Whitman’s Song of Myself like a kid with a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Events (or Jane Austen Month: Part II)

While I was planning the Jane Austen tea party, I was also preparing for two Jane Austen events, the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, KY and the JASNA-CT’s  Jane Austen Summer Camp in Middletown, CT. The KY Festival was this … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Tea Party (or Jane Austen Month: Part I)

July has been the Month of Jane Austen here at Ciarrai Studios.  As I have mentioned before, Ciarrai Studios’ first anniversary is coming up soon. (There’s only 12 days left to enter our Anniversary Giveaway. Have you entered yet? If … Continue reading

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Guess those authors

Most of the handmade jewelry in my Etsy shop are inspired by my favorite books and authors. And today, I am working on several new designs, each inspired by a different writer / poet.  Can you guess which authors I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mom and Me and Mom by Maya Angelou

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou My rating: 3 of 5 stars A series of anecdotes and stories that explored Maya Angelou’s relationship with her mother, Vivian, (some of which were also included in other books) Mom & … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars After a crazy past few weeks, I gave myself a day off to rest and recharge and I decided to spend it reading … Continue reading

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Knitterly Advice Needed

I have been the worst blogger late! There has been so much going on recently that I have next to no time to write about it. (Although to be fair, I have been managing to update the Ciarrai Studios Facebook … Continue reading

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