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So you all already know that I have a passion for pearls and this handmade bracelet is no excemption. It is made with the most wonderful cranberry red freshwater pearls and then a Bali sterling silver bead framed by black swarovski crystals and I am going to have a hard time parting with this one. It will soon be posted on www.totaldelights.com so come by and check it out.

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So this is one of the latest dragonfly bracelets, that was recently ordered and just shipped out. To date these bracelets have been our best sellers. These are wonderful handcrafted bracelets that we offer made to order with a birthstone color.
We also offer a copy of the waterbug poem/story with the purchase of these bracelets.
The Water Bug
Down below the surface of a quiet pond lived a little colony of water bugs. They were a happy colony, living far away from the sun. For many months they were very busy, scurrying over the soft mud on the bottom of the pond. They did notice that every once in a while one of their colony seemed to lose interest in going about with its friends. Clinging to the stem of a pond lily it gradually moved out of sight and was seen no more. “Look” said one of the water bugs to another,”one of our colony is climbing up the lily stalk. Where do you think she is going?” up,up,up it slowly went…. Even as they watched, the water bug disappeared from sight. It’s friends waited and waited but she never returned. “That’s funny!” said one water bug to another…”wasn’t she happy here?’ asked a second….”Where do you suppose she went?” wondered a third….no one had an answer. They were greatly puzzled…..Finally one of the water bugs gathered it’s friends together. “I have an idea, how about the next one of us who climbs up the lily stalk, promises that they will come back and tell us were he or she went and why!” ‘We promise they said solemnly.One spring day not long after the very water bug who had suggested the plan found himself climbing up the lily stalk. Up, up, up he went. Before he knew what was happening he had broken through the surface of the water and fallen into the broad and free lily pad above.When he awoke, he looked about with surprise….He couldn’t believe what he saw. A startling change had come over his body. His movement revealed four silver wings and a long tail. Even as he struggled he felt an impulse to move his wings…. The warmth of the sun soon dried the moisture from his new body. He moved his wings again and suddenly found himself above the water. He had become a DRAGONFLY! Swooping a dipping in great curves he flew through the air. He felt exhilarated in the newatmosphere.By and by the new dragonfly landed happily on a lily pad to rest. Then it was that he chanced to look below to the bottom of the pond. Why he was right above his old friends the water bugs! there they were scurrying around, just as he had been doing some time before. Then the dragonfly remembered the promise. Without thinking, the dragonfly darted down. Suddenly he hit the surface of the water and bounced away. Now that he was a dragonfly, he could no longer go into the water…… “I can’t return!” he said in dismay. “At least I tried, But I can’t keep my promise. Even if I could go back not one of the water bugs would know me in my new body. I guess that I’ll just have to wait until they become dragonflies too.Then they’ll understand what has happened to me, and where I went,” and the dragonfly winged off happily into its wonderful new world of sun and air……Author Unknown

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So Deb has our done herself this time with his new Red Hat necklace come and check it out at http://www.totaldelights.com/

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The Red Hat collection is now up on http://www.totaldelights.com/ it is just the beginning there is much more to come.

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The Red Hat Society is where there is fun after fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life. they still believe silliness is the comedy relief of life and, since they are all in it together, they might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, they share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes them next. To us this seems like a wonderful group and we are going to start to design jewelry for them. There is the fun and funky costume jewelry out there but this group even though they may be fun and light hearted still deserves to have some handcrafted jewelry that is quality and will last and still make a statement about who they are. So to you Red Hats out there we tip ours to you. You will find the Red hat collection at www. totaldelights.com next week.

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a little gold

So a little gold is in order for the day This set is made with cherry quartz and freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals and brass spacers and then a gold vermil clasp. The matching earrings are made with the same things except for gold filled wires. This set will be posted in the next few days on http://www.totaldelights.com

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So it’s out I have a real passion for pearls, just about every shape and color. They have always been a favorite of mine when in high school I bought my first “real ” piece of jewelry. You guessed it a pearl ring. I still have that ring. But for me pearls are the best, you can wear them out to dinner, dressed to the nines, or with a pair of jeans. And today they do come in every shape and color. And the picture above is some pearls I just got in the mail today. But I had to take a picture before dividing them with Deb. Check in at http://www.totaldelights.com/ and see the wonderful pieces made with pearls and more. But don’t forget to check back in the weeks to come and see if you can spot the pearls that are pictured above.

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