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At one point in time our paths have crossed and you have expressed an interest in me and my jewelry.

I am seeking to have the same fun and enthusiasm in this newsletter as my jewelry.

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Here are a few things that I have found interesting and I hope you do too. enjoy!

Postcards!

My husband, Ben and I have recently sent out postcards reminding folks of my website and the gift ideas for both her and him. I have a fast, fun website with a convenient secure shopping cart for the holidays and all year round.

Fast shipping via Priority Mail is only $5. And better yet the website lists some of the nearly one hundred galleries, jewelry stores, and gift shops where my jewelry can be found nation wide.

Why not support a local store that supports me! (and oh yeah, tell them “Laura sent me!”) And remember, you can always call my toll free number at 1-888-FUN-ART-5 to get fun advice from one of us.

This all sounds pretty big for just a company of two. If you did not receive a postcard, you may need to update your address and remember to Shop my website!

Featured Bottle Cap

I have approached small breweries of beer and soda around the country to help them recycle their pre-consumer waste.

Many of the bottle caps go unused because they fall on the floor, lucky me!

Smuttynose Brewing Company – New Hampshire’s leading craft brewery is located in the historic seacoast city of Portsmouth. Smuttynose was founded in 1994 by the folks who started the Northampton and Portsmouth Breweries.

Smuttynose has great graphics featuring this little otter.

Their award winning beers are distributed throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic and expanding westward fast.

I just wish they could make it to Oregon a little faster!

Featured Artist

I get to travel around the country and meet a lot of people that create interesting artwork.

I usually come home with a piece or two and each newsletter I would like to pass on some links to some of the people you might enjoy!

Chris Dahlquist – Each piece is an original Polaroid Emulsion Transfer. The original photograph, the transfer process and all the metal work are done with my hands. Starting from one of my original photographs, a Polaroid print is made.

Then, using heat, the image is separated from its paper backing and carefully transferred by hand onto copper, aluminum or paper. The copper is treated with heat to give it the rich patina, and the aluminum is sandblasted to achieve the textured effect.

Then to prevent any further color change, all the pieces are sealed. In this process the exact and precise discipline of photography gives way to intuition and chance, and unlike a photograph print, no two transfers can ever be identical.

Hurricane Relief for Craft Artists

The double blow of Katrina and Rita has presented a tremendous but not unfamiliar challenge to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and sustaining the careers of craft artists across the U.S. Our Donation –

When Katrina and Rita hit we knew we needed to step up and help. Originally we thought of a special bottle cap necklace featuring New Orleans area breweries.

It did not take long to realize that those companies themselves were in a bit of trouble. Instead, we found a color of vinyl record pendant that we do not normally make.

New Orleans is the birth place to much of the blues and jazz we hear today.

We only have a limited amount of these root beer brown vinyl available so get it while you can and remember 100% will go to a good cause.

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