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Amazingly Creative Community - How Craftcation Inspired Me

Conferences are about so many things - continuing education, finding new suppliers and vendors, meeting presenter and so much more. But I think the most important thing about conferences is the people it brings together. I got to attend Craftcation recently. It's a handmade business and makers conference based in Ventura, CA. I went to it expecting to learn a TON and get some new ideas for my business. And I did. But I came away with so much. I came away having spent almost an entire week with some amazingly creative and passionate individuals. In a space filled predominately with women who are KILLING IT at their businesses, are motivated and just getting started, or who just love crafting...

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Five Monkeys Inc - Building a Creative Community

Five Monkeys Inc is a magical place to visit! Filled with artwork from a bunch of local artists (yours truly included!), it provides something for everyone! Paintings cover the walls in a variety of styles. Shelves are filled with jewelry, soaps, woven baskets, and so much more! They even have tea! And when you go into the back, unpainted pottery fills the shelves lining the walls. A rainbow of glaze colors to choose from let you make the pottery your own! The pieces you paint here become treasured items for years to come! Want to visit yet? This just gives you a small peek at what I feel every time I walk in the door. The owner, Dina, opened up...

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Be Authentic. Be Free. Step Into the Wild with Me.

We are inundated with so many messages about what we, as women, should be. Delicate. Feminine. Quiet. Beautiful. These messages many not be as overwhelming and all-encompassing as they used to be, but they are still very present in our society. But what if we decide that isn't what we want to be? I spent a lot of my life alternating between trying to fit into that mold and trying to do everything to be the opposite. Neither felt true to me. And it wasn't until my late 20s when I started Nymph In The Woods that I started to truly accept that.  Be Free. Be Authentic. These are the new taglines for my jewelry for good reason. This is...

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Caring for Your Jewelry

One of the things I love about creating the jewelry that I make is that it will last a long time! So it's important to know how best to care for them, right?! After all, we want our jewelry to be with us for many years to come. (Note: All of my jewelry comes with an intentional patina) General Care Whether you got copper or sterling silver jewelry from me (or both!), there are a few general care points that apply to either one. Do not shower, sleep, expose your jewelry to harsh chemicals, or exercise while wearing your jewelry. Do not wear your jewelry while applying hairspray, lotions or other skincare products. When you use these, let them dry...

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