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A Celebration of Costume Jewelry

March 29, 2017 3:00 pm

Jewelry has been cherished by humans for thousands of years. The demand for jewelry increased over the centuries, but not everyone could afford genuine gemstones. Costume jewelry was made to be an affordable counterpart to fine jewelry. Nowadays,Ā some costume jewelry is made with the exact techniques as fine jewelry, making it an excellent and affordable […]

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Artist Spotlight: Betty Carr

March 24, 2017 3:00 pm

This week’s Artist Spotlight features an accomplished painter from Arizona. Read on to learn more about American artist Betty Carr and her vibrant paintings. Vernazza, Italy As a professional artist throughout her distinguished career, she has traveled extensively, gathering inspirational subject matter through herĀ plein airĀ painting experiences. Carr is the author of acclaimed instructional book,Ā Seeing the […]

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Essential Jewelry for Spring

March 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Spring is finally here! If you’re looking for some new jewelry for this time of year, you’re in luck! We’ve got seven beautiful ways to accessorize this season with this essential jewelry for spring. 1. Classic Diamond Rings Diamond is April’s birthstone! If you’re an April baby, it’s your time of year to treat yourself! […]

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Artist Spotlight: Vic Riesau

March 15, 2017 3:00 pm

Artist and sculptor Vic Riesau has been creating works of art for over 20 years. This acclaimed artist is featured in our Artist Spotlight this week. Read on to learn more about the works of Vic Riesau. Vernal Falls Vic Riesau has been a professional sculptor/painter for over twenty years. The major body of his […]

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The Evolution of the Timepiece

March 8, 2017 4:00 pm

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin Keeping time has been a priority of the human race for thousands of years. The first timekeepers kept time with the movement of the sun. Throughout human history, timekeepers have developed from an essential home utility to an expression of luxury and beauty. From elaborate […]

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