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Cape Cod Nautical Canvas Tote Bags & Clutches

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

I have decided to try my hand at stenciling canvas bags.  I used stencils years ago, but for my walls in my house!  Working on canvas fabric is pretty much the same.  There are some really delightful stencils you can use for all kinds of projects.   Using stencils is easy.  Depending upon which stencil it is, you just need to secure it onto your fabric, dab some paint on your stencil brush and paint the stencil in a circular motion, for the best results.  You need to wipe most of the paint off of the brush first.  You can...

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Genuine Sea Glass

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

Sea glass is one of those amazing "gems" of mother nature.  It actually starts as glass from a bottle, for instance, and somehow ends up in the ocean.  The ocean then churns up the glass, breaking it into pieces, and over time turns it into frosty, rounded pieces of beauty.  There's a more scientific explanation, but my version is the simplified one.  You can find sea glass on the beach, after it washes up on shore.  There is nothing more enjoyable than taking a walk on the beach and finding some of these treasures. The possibilities are endless with what...

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Summertime is the best time of year

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

Days are longer, outside is buzzing with activity, and we get to wear our favorite summer outfits and accessorize with jewelry.  You can always dress up an outfit with a necklace, earrings or a bracelet, or all of them!  It doesn't matter what the situation is, whether you're wearing that pastel summer jumper, or your favorite pair of shorts, you can wear jewelry with all of it.  My personal favorites are the nautical earrings, which are handmade one of a kind pieces.  Enjoy the long days and warm weather!

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Nautical Jewelry

Posted by Mary McCulloch on

Being from Cape Cod, I have decided to emphasize the nautical theme with my jewelry collection and creations.  I have several pieces that are just fantastic and are very popular.  I have also created many dangling pierced earrings with items such as starfish, scallop shells, sand dollars and many others.  My earrings are very affordable, yet very attractive and can go with any outfit, whether it is casual, work place, or evening.   Mary

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Gold-filled Jewelry

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14k gold-filled jewelry is made with solid 14k gold tubing filled with brass.  The gold tubing is 5% of the total weight of the piece.  This is known as 14/20 gold-fill.  Gold-filled jewelry is very close to solid 14k gold jewelry in that it has the feel and beauty of it. Gold-filled jewelry has about 100 times more gold than gold-plated jewelry.  The outer surface of gold-filled will not flake, peel or wear off, like gold-plated jewelry.  With the proper care, it can last a lifetime. To clean gold-filled jewelry, use a soft cloth or mild soap and water, if...

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