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Erin Austin
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Art is life
Art is life

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Change Is Good and It's Happening Now!
Things are changing a bit for me and my blog and this will be the last post here at Metal Musing for the time being. You can catch me over on my new website complete with a brand new blog at erinaustindesign.com .  In the future, I envision using this space...

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I've been playing with the parts and pieces from the Botanical Collection and experimenting with stop motion animation. Having too much fun? Never!

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Botanical Inspiration
When I'm not at my bench I'm often in my garden so it's no surprise that my work often features botanical themes. This year I've added a few new things to the garden including chamomile  cosmos and Shasta daisies. I pruned back the butterfly bush and was re...

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New work: Shawl Sticks
Everyone knows it's all about the layers in Humboldt county, especially near the coast. The weather can change from hour to hour and it's best to be prepared. I must own at least 15 sweaters and nearly as many scarves and I'm pretty sure it's the same for a...

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Beach Vibes: New Work from the Seaside Collection
When the parts and pieces of the Seaside Collection come together it's magic!  A sterling silver nautilus and sea urchin pair up with a tranquil blue larimar stone, while a star fish and conch shell gather around an amazonite and fossilized coral, resulting...

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Experimenting with stop animation. Trying new things is good!

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Ocean Treasures: Choosing Stones for the Seaside Collection
When I'm creating new work for the Seaside Collection I think a lot about how I spend my time at the beach whether it be peering into tide-pools taking care not the slip on the rocks or disrupt the abundant life there, slowly strolling up and down the beach...

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Ocean Inspiration and the Seaside Collection
 I always look forward to time I can get out to the beach and recharge for a bit. The weather here in Northern California isn't always super cooperative, but even a foggy afternoon can be incredibly beautiful. Trinidad, Ca  There is always something to disc...

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How to Wear it: Layering Necklaces
Unless you've been living off the grid for some time, you probably know that layering necklaces are pretty popular these days. I'm more of a one piece at a time kind of gal, but I can definitely see the appeal. Who doesn't want to wear all of their favorite...

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How to Wear it: Stacking Rings
Stacking rings are so versatile and fun. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and metals so it's pretty easy to create a collection for any style. What's better is that they mix and match so well that the possibilities are really endless. A few stacking...
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