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October 2017 Brass Packs - "Oh the Horror"

What if we were to design our own "Remembrance Jewelry?" What would it look like? If you could design a piece to give to your posterity, what would be included on it? In it? Would it be a ring or a locket--bracelet or even a key fob?   But maybe that's not the purpose. Perhaps the purpose is for the wearer to decide what it is about the deceased that touched them so much in life that they need to have it memorialized to carry with them always. Was it their role in your life? Their proximity to you? Further, what things would give you comfort?

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September 2017 Brass Packs - People & Places

The Brass Caliper Lori Embree Owner / ArtistRigby, Idahowww.thebrasscaliper.comthebrasscaliper@gmail.comSeptember 2017 Brass Packs - Places & PeopleEnclosed is your September 2017 Brass Pack based on the Places & People theme. We are fortunate enough to have guest artists Jennifer Evans and Jerusha Hawkins as guest artists contributing. You’ve got to check out their stuff, they are fantastic. This month they have sent you “The Shire’s Beard Balm.” It smells DIVINE, and almost makes me wish I had a beard. I am 50, and close to menopause, so I may get my wish. I hope you held on to the leg of September and summer like I did. I love summer. I do not want it to end. But I’m afraid fall...

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PRE-ORDER FANDOM ITEMS FOR SALT LAKE COMICON 2017

HEY FELLOW NERD FRIENDS & FAN FANATICS EVERYWHERE! Salt Lake ComiCon is coming up soon (September 21-22-23, 2017!). We are so excited! I can't wait to meet Dick Van Dyke. If he can make it through ComiCon, so can I!! We wanted to offer something special for our nerdy friends...so... Tell us what fandom stuff you are just DYING for! (and if we don't already have it on our website), we will custom make it for you, give you 25% off, and bring it with us for you to pick up at Salt Lake City's upcoming ComiCon!  Just tell us in the comments what you want (what you really really want), and we will probably ask more questions and get...

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It's all about the learning...

I was looking through some of my earlier pieces today. I'm sure other artists have felt this, but I looked at some of them and thought "wow, why did someone like this enough to buy it?" But then I appreciate that they DID like them enough. Maybe they saw potential. Maybe they liked the imperfection and potential. Whatever their reasons, I am grateful!    I have learned so much! I have learned what NOT to do from the many many MANY things I've done or at least tried...(soldering and chain maille, I will come for you still one day).    I have learned not to give up. That's number one on my reflections today. My newest obsession is resin. Wow...

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My Obsessions

My husband once noticed something about me:  when I get into something, I don't just "kind of" get into it. I GET INTO IT. And I'm obsessed with it. And I keep obsessing and obsessing until one day....I'm done. I protested. Loudly. But he even gave me examples.  Scrapbooking. (my argument was "no need to scrapbook, we have the internet").  Crocheting. (I had plans to crochet everyone in the world a hat. I was wrong).  Working out every day (ok, but WHO HASN'T done this a gazillion times).  Going without sugar (most painful day of my life).  Making healthy shakes (you know the ones...the ones where you put a whole bunch of supposed healthy things into your blender, and it's...

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