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Margaret Zipkin
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A few of the pieces didn't work out. They crumbled to a brown dust. I was very disappointed, to say the least. The rest were also rough and brown, but when I tried polishing them, the results were much closer to what I had hoped for. Not sure what I did wro...

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summer solstice
I am the Queen of Procrastination.  Two - ok, maybe more like three - years ago, I decided that I needed to expand my repertoire and branch out into making my own components.   I thought about lampworking, but I am not a big fan of open flames.  This is als...

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i can't for the life of me think of a title
Only a couple of weeks into the new year, we lost one of our sweet dogs, Tonka, to cancer.  He was my shadow, my nap buddy and a constant ( and sometimes annoying ) presence next to my worktable. When I sit down to try to start a new piece, I can almost fee...

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another turn of the wheel ...
The wheel of the seasons turns again into the dark and the cold in this Hemisphere.  I wish you all radiant health, happiness, balance, and above all - peace in the New Year.  I am grateful for the ongoing interest in my work and for your support.

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krobo beads
A dear friend gave me a strand of glass Krobo beads from Ghana for my birthday a few years ago.   They are "Mue ne Angma" or "Writing Beads",  made from finely ground glass with glass slurry decorations that are "written" on and fused in a second firing.   ...

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harvest
With the first really hard frost here on Long Island comes the necessity of dealing with all the half-ripe and green tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and a ton of windfall apples from a friend's trees.  I enjoy food prep and cooking, especially now that the wea...

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magic things ...
To become a shaman, one must see things that the rational mind says should not be there, hear voices no one else hears, suspend disbelief.

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sing your own song
I do like the way that the amulets on a choker-style necklace hang over the throat, protective and yet empowering.   It has been a struggle for me all my life to learn to speak my truth.  I suspect this is true of many women.  These amulet chokers I have be...

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