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Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Sale

My Winter Sale will run for the month of February at both my website and my Etsy store.   Here's what you need to know:

At  there are automatic discounts triggered by your order total.  These discounts are listed on my main page - and the discounts are yours automatically - all you have to do is shop. The discount is computed and subtracted from your order total when you check out.  If you enter the coupon code FEBRUARY2012 on the order form you will save an added 5% ....and you get free shipping. 

On Etsy,  everything will be marked down 10% starting February 1.  If you enter the coupon code FEBRUARY2012 you'll save an additional 5%. 

GFAA Winter Show at Trinity Methodist

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association's Winter Members' Show opened yesterday.   The show is being held in the activites building of Trinity United Methodist Church at 4000 NW 53rd Avenue in Gainesville, FL.

It's a lovely show that features different painting styles, work in charcoal, stained glass, and jewelry.   The show runs through March 19.

My woven fine silver and rhinestone necklace is one of the pieces on display.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Downtown Art Walk

The Downtown Art Walk is a fun event with live music, refreshments, and lots of art on display in all the shops.   The January Art Walk is Friday night January 27 from 7pm to 10pm.   Please join us.   There are a lot of new things to see at the Artisans Guild Gallery.  

Also, the  "Art HEART of Downtown: Unique Valentine Gifts created by the Guild's artists" show runs through February 16th, 2012 at the Guild.

The Guild is located at Union Street Station, 201 SE 2nd Place #113 in Gainesville, Florida 32601

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winter Sale

Heads up!   My big annual winter sale will start February 1st.  Stayed tuned for details.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


In a recent report, Bain & Co. says diamond prices are poised to rise as demand grows at double the pace of supply through 2020 because of expanding middle class populations in China and India.
World demand is expected to expand an average 6.4 percent a year to almost 247 million carats by 2020 while production grows an annual 2.8 percent to 175 million carats (versus 133 million carats total output last year).

Rough-diamond prices rose 49 percent in the first half, accelerating after two straight years of more than 30 percent growth as stagnant output failed to meet Asian demand, according to data from De Beers, supplier of about a third of all rough diamonds, was among those caught on the back foot after idling mines following the global financial crisis.   De Beers Chief Executive Officer Philippe Mellier said in October that prices may “stick” at current levels after the first-half rally. Retail demand in India and China is “very, very strong” and U.S. sales are growing, defying expectations of a slide in consumption, he said. A index of overall prices has dropped 6.8 percent in the second half.     According to the Bain & Co. report, China and India will increase their share of world diamond demand to about 30 percent by 2020, from 21 percent, as middle class populations in the two countries will more than double to 469 million people and world demand will grow to $23 billion in 10 years from $12 billion last year.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Best wishes for a healthy, happy, and successful year ahead in 2012.