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The Twist of My Jewelry Company

The Twist of My Jewelry Company

I started a jewelry company 2 years ago, and had the good fortune of being featured in Seattle Bride, twice (2005, 2007 spring edition). My jewelry is all hand twisted, sterling silvery accented with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and other semi precious materials such as mother of pearl or alabaster. Once for my “Tiara Wrap”, which is based on a piece by Tacori. The second piece featured was called “Serendipity”. It all began one day when Tiara was doing my […]

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Faux Italian Walls

Faux Italian Walls

We are repainting the dining room to make it look like an Old World Fresco. It’s done with a really cool technique called Textured Lime Wash and then applying a color glaze over the lime wash. This will give the walls a smoother finish than the existing drywall and also gives the walls some very interesting contours. The Textured Lime Wash is almost like a plaster of paris, a thick white substance that you smear on the walls, according to […]

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New Chandeliers Will Complete Me

New Chandeliers Will Complete Me

I moved in with my boyfriend in September of 2008, and it has been a lot of fun. I have worked my tail off to help get the place cleaned up, in order, and rid of the items Bill likes to keep in multiples (for some reason he had seven bedspreads? What is that?). We have worked really hard to clean and remove the clutter. Seriously, we could have been on a reality show it was that bad. I’m up […]

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