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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Oscar's story and Simply Purple

 My dearest and best friend, Judy of AussenWolf Designs curated a collection on that she called
 Mom loves purple which is featured on the Sunday April 7th Artfire Artisan News letter.  So if your mom loves purple, you should check this collection out for some awesome and affordable gifts.  Don't forget that Mother's day is May 12th this year.  To see the collection, click on the link (Mom loves purple) on this post, then you will be taken to the news letter and you will see a black box on the left side of the news letter and if you click on the white letters that say "Mom Loves Purple curated by .... that will take you to the collection.

Please note you will not be able to comment or vote on the collection unless you are registered user and log into Artfire.  However, if you would like to purchase one of the items in the collection, you simply click on the item image and it will take you to the shop with that item so you may make a purchase.  Artfire has one of the simplest and easiest purchase systems on the web.  Happy Mother's Day shopping.

About a week and a half ago, Judy's precious dog (Oscar, picture below) had a crisis.   Sweet Oscar had a pancreatits attack and ended up spending two nights at the vet's.  They did some x-rays, had him on IV fluids the entire time, gave him antibiotics, pain medications, and now he is on a very special (and a bit pricey) diet for the rest of his life.  She loves Oscar so much that she has expressed that he is worth every cent.  If you would love to give a help paw to Oscar and Judy, please visit
At her shop you will find a variety of  wire wrapping, bead stringing, bead embroidery, pearl knotting, semi-precious stones.  You will also find that one of the reasons we are such good friends is that we have integrity in common.  We both believe in giving quality at a reasonable price.  You will not find your ears itching or your fingers turning green from her jewelry.  She will tell you if it's only gold plated, where as some other less scrupulous people will claim their jewelry to be gold filled.  For Example she has a beautiful emerald pendant and right in the title in parenthesis is the fact that it is synthetic.

Would mom like this? only $45.00

Perhaps she would prefer a set that is delicate

Or something simple and inexpensive (only $10)


  1. Laura,
    Thank you for this article! Oscar sends his thanks, too. You are a sweetheart!