Friday, December 25, 2009

Mad About Mixing it......


Happy New Year!

2009 was the year of the alchemist.... mixing bronze, silver, copper, gold,... antiqued, asymmetrical, in knots, in braids, and even mixed with pearls. Those who excited us enough to open our discerning wallets in these recessionary times, are the mixologist. They've concocted jewelry that will one day be passed on to our Granddaughters (and Grandsons), and with a flippant, 'at the end of the decade we were all mad about mixing it' we will wrap their necks, wrists and fingers in silvers and golds.
Oscar de la Renta Mixed Metal Flower Bib Necklace $1,190 BUY



The Million Strand Bib Necklace $58 BUY
This is a great necklace! So easy to get a lot of wear out of this one, .... tucked under a crisp blazer, with your favorite LBD, or with a simple white tee.


Twisted Silver, was brought to my attention by Anne, last week's winner. Very tough girl fashionista chic. Soooo beautiful! ... and again, another very versatile piece.

Attitude Bracelet $60 BUY














It can be hard to find your footing when mixing metals, especially when the occasion is not conducive to a fashion girls creativity. These are Good Rules for Mixing Gold and Silver from the You Look Fab Blog's Ask Angie.

Special for the Style Shepherd flock:

You must be a follower of Style Shepherd, post a comment and a link to your favorite jewelry designer, and I will randomly pick (put all the names in a hat, close my eyes, and dig in) one of you to win this wonderful mixed metal necklace from HLO Creations. You have until Saturday January 2nd, 11:59 pm to participate. The winner will be chosen on Sunday morning. Best of luck!




Ingredients: hammered sterling silver round pendant, hammered copper links, antiqued copper chain, jump rings and lobster clasp.

This necklace is 18" long (can be shortened if needed) and the pendant hangs just 1" from the middle of the chain.


Increase your chances by commenting more than once!


You can also find Style Shepherd contest on http://www.online-sweepstakes.com/

97 comments:

  1. Hi! Cool blog!
    Definitely following...

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  2. oh, aaaannnd:
    I recently found this, and love, love, love the designs...
    http://www.machajewelry.com/
    Check it out!

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  3. Hi i am a new follower and this is lovely i would love the chance to win this thank you

    amanda_dillen@yahoo.com

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  4. Hi, I am a follower. My favorite jewelry designer? I don't really have one. I just love a mix of everything, different styles. I would really love to win this!

    sully_fidelis@yahoo.co,

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  5. I'm a new follower and love your blog. Would love to win this necklace. It's just gorgeous

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  6. Due to technical difficulties, some comments were not posted. The problems have been remedied! Yay!

    1 extra entry for Kelly from The Lost Earring
    1 extra entry for Lisa V
    1 extra entry for Aik C
    3 extra entries for Kym T
    1 extra enry for Audrey

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  7. I've become a follower and would love to share my favorite designer with you..it's Blue Tree NYC! Their "Give you the Moon" Collection is very, very sweet and also unique!

    Here's a link:
    http://www.bluetreenyc.com/index.php?route=ret|category&cat_id=106

    xx Thanks!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  8. Hello! New follower here :) My favorite jewelry designer, at the moment, is Ash Hilton http://www.etsy.com/shop/ashhilton

    Thanks for the chance to win this BEAUTIFUL piece!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  9. Hi! I am following you!
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  10. We have a local place called JenniK, I have several pieces of her work.
    http://www.jennik.com/home.php
    cjcmommy@gmail.com

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  11. I'm following your blog!! WOOHOO!
    So how did Kym get the extra entries?

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  12. I don't buy a lot of jewelry, but if I had to pick a favorite - I'd pick Heavenly Creations on Etsy:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeavenlyCreationsPgh

    I love the colors and the designs. Have 2 pairs of earrings from her shop :)

    audreyscountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  13. I am a follower. My favorite designer is http://www.shsilver.com I can't afford anything from here, but I love to dream!
    cspmom at gmail dot com

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  14. I am a new follower.

    My favorite designer is Lisa Leonard- http://www.lisaleonardonline.com/

    jill.watkins@gmail.com

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  15. LOL @ Audrey. Kym got the extra entries because she emailed the style shepherd twice this morning with a very detailed description of the technical problem that led to it being fixed.

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  16. I love this piece of jewelry! One of my favorite designers is Damiani. here is the link http://www.damiani.com/

    I love how different the pieces are.

    Val Pearson
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  17. My favorite jewelry designer is....ME! Watch for my Etsy shop, 'Birch Grove Boutique', opening in January with affordable jewelry in classic deisgns with modern twists. I follow via Google khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  18. Thanks Val! The designer is a great friend of mine. She'll be happy to hear that.

    Khaski78.... Well, I can't wait. I'm a huge etsy fan and buyer... PLEASE email me when your shop is open for business.

    Smooches Flock!

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  19. I'm a new follower!

    This shop had so many things that I wanted for Christmas jewelry!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/cuteandfun?section_id=6371033

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  20. I am a follower

    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  21. I just found this one on Esty.- Ruby Mines
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubymines

    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  22. My favorite one os Marzio Fiorini: www.marziofiorini.com.br


    Daiane Negretti
    daia171@hotmail.com
    follower: Daya, muito prazer...
    Piracicaba_SP
    Brasil

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  23. Ok please enter me into the contest. Email addy spritetwig@msn.com
    favorite designer is Neile on Etsy
    http://www.neile.etsy.com. She does gorgeous real butterflies under glass....

    Sue

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  24. i follow and i like carolyn tyler
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  25. I follow this wonderful blog :)

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  26. I love sTuckinthecoop on Etsy, she has some funky designs and I love the Mama Bird Nest Necklace here is the link :-
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37510066

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  27. I recently discovered Blend Creations. blendcrations.com
    Great designs =)

    dupy80(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)ar

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  28. Been following for a while now...
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  29. Funny you should mention them cause I really like the jewelry from http://twisted-silver.com/ I'm actually a silver fan but they manage to reconciliate me with gold :) The mix also makes the pieces more versatile.
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  30. I would love to win! I am a follower and my favorite jewelry designer is K. Amato: http://k-amato.com/

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I am so glad I discovered your blog!
    I'm now following - Tina Barker
    treneebarker(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. My favorite jewelry designer is Shlomit Ofir.
    She has beautiful pieces that are affordable
    & I especially love her designs with leaves!
    http://www.shlomitofir.com/index.html

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  33. HLO Creations (designer of this week's giveaway)just posted this on facebook!

    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/hlo-creations
    HLO Creations at Ruby Lane : *~* Sale!!! Trust a shop with 1600+ online sales. Wholesale and custom
    www.rubylane.com
    HLO Creations at Ruby Lane: HLO Creations jewelry is designed solely by me, Heidi Oates. I have been designing jewelry for the last 6 years. It has become my TRUE LOVE in life. Nothing makes me happier than creating wearable art for others to enjoy and show-off! Besides Ruby La

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  34. I agree lin3arossa I'm a silver girl too, but I'm lovin' all the mixed metal jewelry this year. I'm going to put that bracelet in my fashion budget. I want that one.

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  35. Hi! I am a follower. No favorite designer, I just love jewelry!

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  36. Hi, new follower here :)
    Gorgeous necklace! please count me in!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  37. This is gorgeous! I love it!

    thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  38. I, of course do love Twisted Silver, but also I like http://www.etsy.com/shop/additionsstyle, great pieces here!

    thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  39. I love most jewellery,no favourite but this is
    something i would love to wear
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

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  40. My favourite designers are...

    Marlo Noel: http://www.etsy.com/shop/marlonoel
    Rebekah Green: https://www.rebekahgreen.com/

    Simplicity is beauty! :)

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  41. Hi, I'm a new follower.

    My favorite designer is Jasmine Watson:
    http://www.jasminewatson.com/

    She's the one who created the Evenstar pendant for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, along with many other jewelry pieces seen in these movies (not the One Ring though). I love her style.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  42. Thank you Dovile! That's an interesting bit of news, I'll definitely check her out.

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  43. I follow and I like Heavenly Creations,such gorgeous pieces. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeavenlyCreationsPgh

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  44. Awesome Giveaway!! I follow and I like http://www.etsy.com/shop/hartleystudio

    Thanks so much - lsamolovitch at gmail dot com

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  45. As much as I love jewelry, you can never have too much!

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  46. Following you on Google Friends Connect (Bacallsmom). I love dichroic glass jewelry. Here is my favorite designer: http://www.sdjdesigns.com/catalog.html
    I also love this jewelry you are featuring in you sweepstakes--it is truly unique.

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  47. Also following you on Networked Blogs. Here is another dichroic glass designer I love: http://www.marcopolodesigns.com/

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  48. Such a unique piece! I would wear this with a little black dress. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  49. i love pabloma picasso for tiffanys!

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  50. Was just checking out the HLO Creations web site!
    They have some really amazing earrings.
    LOVE these:
    "Vanessa" : Lamp Work Beads, Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings
    http://www.rubylane.com/shops/hlo-creations/item/Tes-15-1881

    Green is one of my favorite colors!

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  51. I like Marianne and Richard Jacobs. Their Offerings line is nice.

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  52. Cool blog, I love the jewerly too. Such nice pieces.I really love the bulk piece~Oscar de la Renta Mixed Metal Flower Bib Necklace $1,190

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  53. I am following One of my fave jewelry designers http://www.etsy.com/shop/dedesjewelrybox
    lezanac@yahoo.com

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  54. Nice pieces. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  55. I like this http://www.rubylane.com/shops/hlo-creations/item/Tes-14-1869

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  56. My favorite jewelry designer is Shlomit Ofir.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  57. I recently got a few necklaces form storybird designs and they are incredibly cute!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/storybird

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  58. I am also lusting after the 3 owl necklace here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/preciouscharm

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  59. I love this necklace!
    Here's a link to one of my recent faves:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/BlueNostalgia.
    Just bought a few things for Christmas gifts there. Lovely stuff!

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  60. Oops, forgot to mention that I am your newest follower! (Audrey's Country Crafts sent me!)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  61. Here's another awesome etsy jeweler:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CharitableCreations

    Love her stuff (and want most of it!)!
    I'm a follower! :)
    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  62. I am a follower. Twisted silver is one of my favorites, and another jewelry designer I like is Elana Adams, http://www.elena-adams.com/

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

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  63. Hi, I follow your blog. Lubica
    I think that great jewelry designer is Carita of Jealousy Design. I love her work.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Jealousydesign
    thanks for this lovely giveaway!
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  64. I follow your blog.
    I'd love to win this necklace, it's beautiful.
    My fave jewelry designer is Marcus Berkner at Stems and Pieces
    at http://www.etsy.com/shop/StemsAndPieces
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. (The instructions said I can comment more that once, so if that's okay, here's my next entry. If that's not okay, please delete this comment. I'd hate to be disqualified. Thanks!)
    I follow.
    Thanks for the link to a great jewelry designer.
    One of my favorite designers in Annie May: http://www.etsy.com/shop/missanniemay
    dontaskme22(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. Love the twisted silver, follower
    diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  67. I'm a follower.
    One of my faves: Down to the Wire Designs
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/DownToTheWireDesigns
    doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

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  68. i love 1928

    http://www.1928.com/

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  69. i love this site too http://www.artsyjewelry.com/

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  70. sea of diamonds isn't that bad either, haha

    http://www.seaofdiamonds.com/

    DolphinV27@aol.com

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  71. fave jewelry http://www.rubylane.com/shops/hlo-creations/item/Tes-14-1886 by HLO creations intime@myself.com

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  72. Im a follower of your Blog.

    candy3181@hotmail.com

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  73. I follow on google friend connect as well.

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  74. I really like Hot Mama Designs. They make lovely personalised stamped jewellery. My fav piece is the Charm Bracelet.
    http://www.hotmamadesigns.com/shop/proddetail.asp?prod=charmBracelet

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  75. Henri David has always been a favorite.

    Danica Beebe
    nikkamae@dejazzd.com

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  76. I also recently found Orly Zeelon a woman from Isreal who make beautiful jewelry. I ordered some earings and I got an email back saying that they didn't have the color I wanted but Orly was willing to make the color I wanted. Awesome!

    Danica Beebe

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  77. I follow, and this is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/shop/byGS




    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  78. This jewelry shop on Etsy is also one of my favorites!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/justicejewelry

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  79. following your blog as klp1965

    i love these guys http://www.damiani.com/

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  80. I follow you!
    I like Breil jewels

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  81. I found another very simple but lovely jewelry shop on etsy:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trudiedavies
    again silver. Like Trudie Davies jewelry
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  82. these items are very gentle and i like them
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/claychic
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  83. and from non-etsy shops i like this one:
    http://jewelry.novica.com/sterling-silver/
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  84. I'm a follower of style sheperd :)

    My fave jewelry designer is called Carolyne but she doesn't have a website yet.. I'm helping her work on one and I'm sure she'll be super successful bc her jewelry is stunning!

    Also, I posted about this giveaway:
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/01/necklace-from-style-sheperd.html

    Ronit
    internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
    http://internationalgiveaways.blogspot.com

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  85. I can't think of any particular designer. I just love jewelry.

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  86. Thank You Ronit! I'm going to check out International Giveaways right now.

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  87. I am sorry my link didnt go on first post thank you

    http://jewelrytrends.blogspot.com/

    amanda_dillen@yahoo.com

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  88. I am a follower. Amy DiGregorio is my favorite designer. http://www.amydigregorio.com/home.htm./ garrettsambo@aol.com

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  89. Tatiana Goes is a great jewelry designer from my town in Brazil, check some of her work here: http://www.mostraacessorios.com.br/expositores.php?id=&IDE=63&foto=6
    Happy New Year!

    ana.celina.araujo at gmail dot com

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  90. I'm a follower and I LOVE that necklace! It would look awesome with a black turtleneck sweater.

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  91. Here's one of my faves:
    http://www.athenadesigns.com/

    I love the mix of heavy metals and colorful stones.

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  92. I also love the ELLE collection at joolwe.com
    http://www.joolwe.com/designer-collections/elle-jewelry?SID=db2488a78285abda51a063e2bd50a569

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  93. And don't even get me started on etsy shops!! I have too many favorites!! But here's one I really love, her pieces are so unique

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrsSMeow

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  94. I follow your blog. I love the items at Shelley's South Shore Jewelry!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SSSJ

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  95. Hi my name is Charlene Kuser and I am following
    your blog.I live in VA ,have two kids and love
    to blog and I really enjoy my computer.I am a
    member of OLS,which is how I got here.Anyway
    my favorite jewelry designer is on etsy and
    here is the link:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/DvoraSchleffer

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  96. This is nice
    http://www.bluetreenyc.com/index.php?route=ret|category&cat_id=106
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  97. Great giveaway! Jewelry makes me happy.

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