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Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop American!

Posted by Charmed by Heather on November 21, 2011 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (6)

The holiday shopping season is upon us! And I have to admit, I love that part as much as I love the smell of clean pine, fresh pumpkin pie, apple cider, and Mamma’s homemade dressing. I love the lights, the decorations, the stockings hanging from the mantle, the Christmas music and nativity scenes, but I also love to shop and I really love to shop for the people I hold dear. There is just something about ferreting out that perfect gift, landing the perfect find, meeting the ch...

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The Craft Guild of Dallas, A Hidden Gem

Posted by Charmed by Heather on September 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Earlier this year, I discovered the Craft Guild of Dallas, and I consider it one of DFW's hidden little gems. Today, I'm going to tell you what it is and why. The sterling silver cuff bracelet in the picture is the first thing I ever made there.

The Guild is basically an organization in Dallas that promotes the arts and crafts through classes, w...

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What is Reticulation?

Posted by Charmed by Heather on June 1, 2011 at 10:43 PM Comments comments (1)


Reticulation is a metal texturing method used exclusively by skilled studio jewelers.  The result of this technique on sterling silver and gold mimics the crumpling ridges and deep valleys of the Earth’s surface providing a striking play of light and shadow when worn as jewelry.  Reticulated gold and silver jewelry pieces are we...

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How to Clean Silver Jewelry Safely

Posted by Charmed by Heather on April 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sterling silver is made up of 92.5% pure silver and 7% copper; that is why it is often referred to as .925.  The .925 silver is the common standard for silver jewelry.  Copper is added to silver to make the metal stronger.

 

Fine silver has recently become a jewelry trend with the arrival of PMC or precious metal clays.  PMC is an organic clay mixture that has been mixed with recycled silver molecules that are usually captured from chemicals used in manufactur...

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It's About Time...or...PC's State of the Union

Posted by Charmed by Heather on February 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM Comments comments (0)

Call it what you want but it's about time I posted a new blog entry!  So many things have come together in 2010 that I'm about to jump out of my pants thinking about 2011. 


This year we have:


*introduced at least a dozen new products that are handmade by artisans all over the world

*discontinued our line of glass tiles

*dramatically improved the quality of our new product lines

*opened a second Etsy shop for excess supplies...

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Introducing Customized Photo Rings

Posted by Charmed by Heather on January 10, 2010 at 4:27 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sydney Stone is the first in our line of custom photo rings. A picture of your loved one is attached to an 18/13mm vintage glasscabochon.



 

Your photograph is sealed under the glass with anon-toxic waterproof resin and attached firmly to the ring setting witha metal bonding adhesive. While this ring is waterproof, it's stillprobably a good idea to r...

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We are officially here!

Posted by Charmed by Heather on December 28, 2009 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (1)

I began the construction of this website yesterday and today I officially purchased the domain name!  Just realized there's no spell check on this thing...God help us all...oh well, guess I'll just have to proofread.


Although this website is new, you've seen us around for awhile or at least part of us.  We've been selling our custom photo pendants via word of mouth and online in our Etsy sho...

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