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Someday I'll have a Bead Factory!
10 13 2017

Someday I'll have a Bead Factory!

A couple of weeks ago someone asked: Why do you use Chinese Beads? Let’s start with the wider question: Why don’t I use beads that are “Made in USA”. Around 90% of the beads I use are Czech and Austrian; these countries have been leaders in the gla…

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Make Opera Your Valentine 2017
02 10 2017

Make Opera Your Valentine 2017

It’s our fifth annual challenge to “Make Opera Your Valentine!”At Opera Bracelets we say our product is for fun loving, passionate opera fans. As such, I encourage you this Valentine’s Day to share a favorite opera aria, moment or duet on your own…

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Finding the value
12 02 2016

Finding the value

I’ve been thinking a lot about what things are worth, their value.Example: For the longest time I resisted using Stamps.com. I didn’t like how you have to pay a fee every month. We don’t have very many shipments in summer and it seemed silly to m…

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09 24 2016

My Tristan und Isolde Window

So, once upon a time, we were house hunting (once upon a time like 20 years ago). I fell in love with a stained glass window in an older house. It was on a medieval theme and I was and still am big into knightly literature. We did not get that hou…

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Tristan or How did we get on this boat anyway?
09 23 2016

Tristan or How did we get on this boat anyway?

I must have been very young when I first learned of the romance of Tristan and Isolde, probably it was the version of the tale wound into the Le Morte d’Arthur which is still my favorite- lots of passion and lovely knightly medieval detail. I assu…

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Getting ready for holiday sales
08 26 2016

Getting ready for holiday sales

Today, I noticed my holly bush is full of red berries! (It’s late August).Someone asked me: how soon do I start preparing for the holidays business wise?So, I created this schedule to share, both to make me feel organized, maybe help other busine…

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