Friday the 13th…. Haunted Jewelry by artsyletters!


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BOO!  Happy Friday the 13th! 

I have a few spooky jewelry pieces in my Etsy shop, and I’ll be adding more as the weekend goes along.  Each piece features some kind of vintage literary treasure, including some wonderful black and orange illustration details clipped from an 1869 magazine cover and set under glass cabochons. Keep checking back… if you dare!

Happy World Teachers’ Day!

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Many thanks to ALL the teachers of the world!

If you need a creative “thank you” for your favorite teacher, I have a few items in my Etsy shop, including TWO ready-made gifts packs! The brand-new Teacher Gift Pack features my apple and books note cards (8 blank cards & envelopes), a hearty pewter shepherd’s hook bookmark with apple and book charms, and a handcrafted magnet with an authentic mid-century postage stamp celebrating education.

The TEACHERS RULE pack includes my apple and books note cards, TEACHERS RULE glossy cardstock bookmark with tassle, a handcrafted TEACHERS RULE magnet, and a 6-inch ruler, just for fun.

Items in the gift packs are also sold separately.

Learn more about UNESCO World Teachers’ Day here.  And, if you’re reading this, thank a teacher! :0)

Shark Week Fun – Limited Edition Gift Pack for Shark Fans!


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Today the USPS issued some beautiful new Forever postage stamps, right in the middle of Shark Week.  I’ve tucked them into a limited edition gift pack with my shark note cards (commercially printed from an original hand-tinted woodblock print) and added a fun little metal bookmark with a vintage pewter shark tooth charm.  DSC02775 c

Lots of charm.  Lots of tooth….  Click here to check out! ;0)

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Happy May!

Then came faire May, the fayrest mayd on ground,
  Deckt all with dainties of her seasons pryde, …

Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queen

Wishing you and yours a lovely month of May!

Here are a few warm colors to go with the warm weather:

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The endpapers in these brass earrings were clipped from an 1863 Dickens novel.  (Click the picture for the Etsy listing.)

May brings graduation celebrations in our household.  [My shop will take a few days off this weekend for the occasion.] I hope you enjoyed National Poetry Month, and that  May will bring you bright flowers and warm remembrances.

Several projects are bubbling in my studio… More soon!