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5 Great Crafts to Learn

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5 Great Crafts to Learn

Making my way down the aisles of Michaels or Joanne's Fabrics, I see so many crafts I wish I could do. Anyone who knows me knows I am all about a new craft!  With the time and money it takes to start a new one, I want to make sure it's something I can really enjoy. I especially like crafts I can bring with me, ones that are really portable. I like to do crafts on my day off or on vacation. I bring a bunch of crafts and work to Maine when I visit family. It's so relaxing to...

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Article in Boston Globe was published today!

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Article in Boston Globe was published today!

Check out the Sunday Globe today and you'll see an article about Janine's Jewelry Design! I was very excited to be interviewed by Cindy Cantrell. Here's the link: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/west/2016/09/23/for-holliston-woman-making-jewelry-passion/aEZ6Fr2HHkX9qRGowV3AIK/story.html

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A Peek Inside a Gem Show

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A Peek Inside a Gem Show

The best part of designing jewelry for me is sourcing materials. I love to shop. So this is a great way to incorporate my love for shopping into my business.   Before I went on vacation in Florida I looked up gem and jewelry shows in the area. Sure enough there was one happening about one hour away in Sarasota.   I love going to these shows at home but I have gone to so many in the Marlboro and Springfield, MA area that I know what vendors to expect. Great, if I need to replace something but I wanted to...

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Ways to Clean Your Jewelry the Natural Way

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Ways to Clean Your Jewelry the Natural Way

I usually clean my jewelry in a soloution of warm water and a few drops of Dawn dish detergent. If it's safe for cleaning oil off of ducks it should be pretty good right? There are many other ways to clean jewelry.     First of all we need to discuss what types of jewelry.   Pearls Pearls should not be cleaned with any type of product that has ammonia in it. Wearing perfume on the neck and body lotions may discolor the pearl. Same with polymer clay. oils in perfumes and lotions may effect the surface of the clay....

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