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Meet The Artist Donelle Clarke

Meet The Artist Donelle Clarke

Meet the Artist, Donelle Clarke, is about getting to know more than just the fact that I create hand-fabricated fine jewelry using both traditional silversmithing and metal clay techniques and ethically sourced materials. If you could give your past self some advice,...

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What’s New in July 2021

What’s New in July 2021

My First Community Market in 2021 To say I’m excited would be an understatement!  My first Market since 2019, pre-COVID, is at the Ladner Village Market.  I will be there July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22, and September 12, 2021.  The Market runs 10am...

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Why Support Small Business Series: Linda Chow

Why Support Small Business Series: Linda Chow

I met Linda in my first silversmithing class, and we became friends. This is where we learned to use a torch and move beyond the types of jewelry we had both been making for years. Please Tell Me a Bit About Your Background I was very fortunate to be raised in an...

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My First Blog

My First Blog

Like so many people, COVID-19 turned a big part of my life upside down. Early this year I was just starting to get excited about Market season beginning, and then the Health & Safety protocols shut them down. My background in nursing certainly played a big part in...

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The Most Popular Jewelry Styles

The Most Popular Jewelry Styles

So why a picture of these adorable animals? Well, because we are all different, and so are our tastes in jewelry. I am always curious about what the most popular jewelry styles are.  So I began by reviewing references from the big company's perspective.  I started...

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Aunt Leah’s

Aunt Leah’s

“We believe every individual deserves to feel safe, cared for, and have a sense of belonging.” Aunt Leah’s

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Tips On How To Get The Right Size Bangle, Bracelet, And Cuff

Tips On How To Get The Right Size Bangle, Bracelet, And Cuff

Bangles, Bracelets, Cuffs The goal for getting the right fit for your bangles and bracelets is to have it fit loosely enough to move freely on your wrist without being too loose to fall off. Bangles I never wore bangles until I started making them.  Now I love...

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