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Had a request for a 40+ inch nursing necklace in reds & purples:

http://snurl.com/1p9t

Had a request for an August/October birthstone bracelet. I used moonstone
for the 'opal' and peridot:

http://snurl.com/1pa1

Did a bunch of custom-size & custom-color pearl & Swarovski bracelets for a
wedding party:

http://snurl.com/1pa2

--

Barbara
www.penguintrax.com

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Nice work, kiddo -- what's a nursing necklace?
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Sooz
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exciting discoveries.  ~ A. A. Milne


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Yeah, I wanna know what a nursing necklace is too.
KathyH
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I was going to ask too --- was afraid I didn't know 'cause I'm a guy...

(BTW:  I'm particularly interested because I'm doing another "birthing
bracelet" --- which means I make beads that are long and smooth (rather than
wide, chunky, or bumpy) to "promote" easy childbirth for the recipient!!!)

--Dave

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Okay -- this is a seriously great idea.

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Sooz
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exciting discoveries.  ~ A. A. Milne


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It's to keep a nursing baby's hands occupied while they eat. Many children
will pinch skin, twiddle the other nipple, pull hair, etc. A nursing
necklace gives them something to play with/hold their interest. Some people
will string wooden beads on hemp or use plastic. I make mine with
glass/metal and of a length that they can be worn as regular jewelry when
mama is out and about.

If you check the necklace area of my site (link below) you can see several
ones that I've done, some with boob beads <grin>.

Sooz - calling me kiddo? HAW - I'm not that much younger than you (I
think!).

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Barbara
www.penguintrax.com

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Oh, I use that word all the time with anyone, regardless of age.  It's just
like saying "dolling" or "baby" or "girlie" -- terms of endearment I use with
no real accuracy.  Just sweetie-names.  But I bet I'm a bit older than you!
I'm 48 and a half.  
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Sooz
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exciting discoveries.  ~ A. A. Milne


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---Oh, and the nursing necklaces are such a great idea!  I'm glad you didn't
dream them up as a category, because I think I'm going to grab the notion and
try to fly!  Love it.  :-)
~~
Sooz
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Dr. Sooz's Bead Links
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making
exciting discoveries.  ~ A. A. Milne


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Looooovely!  The nursing necklace is especially cool.  :)

--
Kandice Seeber
Air & Earth Designs
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I remember you talking about this before, but I still have a bad case of
postpartum-brain and have forgotten: what is a "nursing necklace"? Is it
for the baby to fiddle with while nursing (instead of Mom's other
nipple)? It's cool!

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-Kalera
Mom of Juliet, 5, Sam, 3, and Ophelia, born 5/31/03
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   What is it with purple and red these days?  I have an order
for a necklace made from tubular red coral, full teardrop shape
amethyst, 3mm black onyx.
Barbara
Dream Master  
www.dreamweaverstudio.com


"Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what
 you have not; remember that what you now have
 was once among the things only hoped for."







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Yeah,
There is this club called the Red Hat Club.  They wear red hats, purple
dresses and get together and do fun, sometimes exciting stuff.  It's for
women over 50 who are celebrating who they are.

KathyH
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snipped-for-privacy@imeplace.com says...
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Cool. Can you wear something red that *isn't* a hat? I don't do hats, I look
dorky in them. (I'm also not over 50 yet, but I'm sneaking up on it!)

Celine

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Handmade jewelry at http://www.rubylane.com/shops/starcat
"Only the powers of evil claim that doing good is boring."  
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When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple

 By Jenny Joseph

 When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

 with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

 And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves,

 and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

 I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired

 and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells

 and run my stick along the public railings

 and make up for the sobriety of my youth.

 I shall go out in my slippers in the rain

 and pick the flowers in other people's gardens

 and learn to spit.

 You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat

 and eat three pounds of sausages at a go

 or only bread and pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.

 But now we must have clothes that keep us dry

 and pay our rent and not swear in the street

 and set a good example for the children.

 We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

 But maybe I ought to practice a little now?

 So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised

 When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.






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I love this poem and I love these women! If any of you have not seen the
poster, "Dancers of the Third Age", email me and I will be happy to send you
the jpg.

Apparantly it was a real dance troupe in Brooklyn or Jersey or
somewhere - on that I am not knowledgeable. All I know is I love these
grammas!! All lined up in a dance pose  on fire from within.They are
absolutely magnificent of spirit!



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I love Google! Great image!

http://www.thewrc.org/merchandise_images/dancers.jpg

~~ KatieLiz ~~
http://www.beadweaverdreams.com

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Aren't they wonderful? I guess it was Washington, not NY. That poster
inspires me and makes me happy in the core of my being.

Christy

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On 3 Jul 2003 15:58:25 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@mindspring.com (Lee S.
Billings) wrote:

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    You just have to find the right hat!  The more
outrageous the better.  And for those under 50,
it's a lavender dress with a pink hat.
Barbara
Dream Master  
www.dreamweaverstudio.com


"Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what
 you have not; remember that what you now have
 was once among the things only hoped for."







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On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 00:52:52 GMT, "Carlinda Boyles"

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Me, too, Carlinda.  I'm also retired.

Mary

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Mary Shafer   Retired aerospace research engineer
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On 04 Jul 2003 17:25:02 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.compuppies (Dr. Sooz)
wrote:

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    Nope.  After 50 you can be as outrageous
as you want and blame it on "the change".
The very thought terrifies men so badly that
they don't even ask.  It's one of those mystical
female things.  
Barbara
Dream Master  
www.dreamweaverstudio.com


"Do not spoil what you have, by desiring what
 you have not; remember that what you now have
 was once among the things only hoped for."







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