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January 29, 2020
Howdy Jewelry Fan!! I’ve been contemplating this BIG question: What’s in my Bran(d) Muffin? What IS Original Sin Jewelry all about?? Is this a seven- grain muffin, or a solo ingredient blueberry muffin? What do I stand for? What do we, as a larger community of Humans and Art Jewelry Aficionado’s, believe?? What ingredients have I softened, shredded, mixed, folded and whipped into this deliciously refreshing, positively (sideways) thinking business of mine??
(((Gosh—I’d love to know your thoughts on this. You can leave me a message by clicking HERE to tell me what OSJ means to you. Maybe why you keep coming back to the Margaret watering hole to live, laugh, learn and adorn alongside me?)))
I’m hoping you’re receiving a big dose of Practical Positivity, after all, you can’t just think it, you’ve got to act on it. Let’s add in a great big cup of Satisfaction, where we are engaging in Conscientious Commerce, with Ethical Sourcing and Environmentally Aware fabrication. I’m working towards a carbon neutral footprint, adding the incremental costs onto all of my travel and actively searching for a great partner to contribute to where I can take into account all the shipping and buzzing about I do.
And of course, there’s the Jewelry. Right?!? Each piece, hand crafted, charged with high vibe, positive energy and waiting for you online, in my store, or at an Art Festival (hopefully) near you.
Ultimately, in the process of connecting you with meaningful adornment, I’m creating a pathway for you to connect meaningfully with each other. Your love and connection to the people in your life create opportunities for you to share your love and energy with them through gifts and treasures. You celebrate wins and losses, graduations, births, and anniversaries, new jobs, new houses, new loves. You celebrate coming out, retiring, becoming fully who you are and fully loving yourself. My work and I become a part of your story and life when you become a Patron and decide to include me in these celebrations and memorable occasions. It humbles me. It honors me. My energy, my work, to your energy, your work.
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July 24, 2020
So cute! Wooden box, all little green bits promising to thrive on neglect and small amounts of water. Surely the perfect plants for me!! Perfect size for my desk! (A desk which is the first grown up desk I’ve ever owned- bought it last fall after stalking it online and in person for nearly a half a year.) Perfect right next to the lamp (Costco buy and it’s twin is in my family room) to the right of my monitor, a bright green, adorable reminder that we are all living and connected.
Except they started dying.
I can promise you, I was giving them ALL the neglect they needed. Stressed about my green experiment and NOT wanting my husband’s over two-decade premonitive admonition to be true, I moved them over to my studio windowsill. Lots of sunshine there!! And I fussed. I may have overwatered them if my niece is right—we had a frantic facetime consultative intervention when I noticed big, bold, juicy leaves on the rug. AHHHHHHHH!!!
July 09, 2020
I planned on writing a great Journal Entry for you concentrating on Design and my “Design Process”, but I’ve been distracted. Forgive me? I’ve been in the house since March (and I’m grateful for the house to be in since March, by the way). And so, when considering my design aesthetic origins, what it is that drives my work, I, of course, settled on the debate: Star Wars vs. Star Trek. (Please know that both aforementioned names are copyrighted by Walt Disney World Studios and Viacom-CBS respectively (as of this writing in July, 2020). I mean no disrespect or infringement, and only mean to discuss the illustrious franchises with the utmost of fan respect.)
June 25, 2020
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