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These are some of Carol's "personally-chosen" Favorite Things,

quality-crafted by artisans Carol knows, beautiful crafts she wears herself, gift-gives to others, values for the craftsmanship, and is proud to share!

Kelly and I met back in, I believe it was 2004,  I was looking online for personal care glassware supplies (potion bottles) and she answered an ad I placed and invited me to an artist's forum where someone there she knew was selling some of these bottles.  We became fast friends, the kind who can pick up as if no time has passed at any time, and I never could resist her charming South Carolina accent.  We ended up (with another friend) becoming the moderators of that artist forum until forums sort of (sadly) went by the wayside when Facebook became the hot new platform.  Anyway...ya know when you meet someone and just know you'll be friends forever?  Yeah--that's Kelly.  And over the years she's always pursued and mastered making beautiful crafts, ...crafts of which I have many, and love to give as gifts!  Always magically infused, and of the highest quality!  Visit her shop and be charmed!


Creating is one of my outlets in life that keeps me sane and makes me feel fully alive. I get lost in my own little world when I take out my beads or my paints. I am constantly seeking adventures and experiences to be newly inspired by. I strive to learn new techniques and improve upon my existing knowledge to keep my work fresh and innovative. The endless possibilities for uniqueness and personal touches ensure that jewelry creating and art will always remain exciting and magical for me.  When people wear my jewelry and view my art, I want them to feel as though they have a tiny treasure with them that evokes thoughts of their favorite place or a special memory. I want them to feel as though they carry with them a creation sparked from passion and magic that has the power to turn an ordinary day into an enchanting one. Step off the beaten path and discover the treasures that await you…

Kelly Smith-Smart
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Visit The Little Lemon Stand on Etsy, by Chelsea Ruiz!


Chelsea hand-paints beautiful greeting and note cards of her own design, and she also did some custom (Newfie) cards for me!  I'm always sending notes  and like to avoid just email "thank yous" whenever possible!  Chelsea's cards add such a pretty touch to hand-written thoughts I send!  I like keeping a stack at-the-ready on my desk at all times!  

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