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The Treachery of A Big Head.

12 Jan

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Ceci n’est pas un chapeau.  It’s some sort of magic.

It’s true! I went into The Franklin Shops in lovely downtown Fort Myers & I tried on a hat,  knowing full well that it would not,  could not fit my sizable squash.  At best,  the average non-bespoke chapeaux of the world have sat atop my crown, threatening an escape on a whisper of air. At worst, hats have rested above my brow and clifflike forehead (misunderstood, before he dove into literacy, by my dear boy as “fourth head”.  They’ve peaked high, sans cranial support, as though I was smuggling penguins or bowling pins. I tried on another hat, of grosgrain ribbon and lovely sorbet colors.  I don’t know why I tried,  it was a strange & joyous squeal that burst forth & stunned me long enough to rest the hat on my crown and I tugged at the brim gently and it hugged my head and made my winded hair & snowy visage beam enthusiastic as though I’d always been one of those women who glow most entrancing with hair in a utilitarian rubberband & paint stained overalls, those rare creatures who after a day of surf,  sand,  & slatheting sunblock on squirmy sea babies they glow and their hair looks better than at the start of the outing. 

It’s this hat that is the secret.  I’m very nearly convinced that it is a magical hat. I could go outside with only my hat and likely the perfect clothes would appear projected over my nakedness & only I would be aware that I’d forgotten pants & probably locked myself out of the apartment again. 

I am curious, though,  do you have an article of clothing or accessory that makes you feel so divine? 

Please share while I post a reminder to doublecheck for pants & keys on the backside of my front door.

Sweet Gherkins! I am a Ninja of my Craft!

20 Aug

This has to be one of the coolest features- not just because it is about my art, but because well, as some of you may be aware of, I was a bit of an alternative sort of Ninja back in a different life time.  But more on that another time….I’m in a bit of a rush as the witching hour is upon us and nobody has had a complete meltdown just yet but I think I must go spread some merriment and delegate.

Check it out!  Fantastic blog!

the :ninja blogs!: Series – Ninjas of their Crafts.

xo

Bek

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Last Minute Gift Idea

16 Dec

There is still time to order from my Etsy.com shop for the holidays(within the US)!

I love giving my jewelry as gifts to almost everyone on my shopping list. Sometimes though, we all have gift emergencies. I have great treasures in my Etsy shop for women of all ages and a few pieces that are suitable for men, but some folks fall outside of that demographic or I just don’t know them well enough to hazard a guess on their tastes or personal style.

For example, I adore our UPS man, but all I really know about him is that he wears a brown uniform, goes above and beyond what I expect a parcel delivery person to do, he’s got a nice smile and fabulous eyes, and he brings treats aka stuff I ordered and forgot I ordered. Yay! Everything is a surprise!

(Holy cannoli, I just realized that I picture our UPS man as the UPS guy in Legally Blond. Funny. I don’t think I really know what our UPS guy actually looks like. Weird. I’m not bending and snapping though, not with these old joints! I’d get stuck and not even be able to sign for my packages. How embarrassing!)

Anyway, for those “I need a gift for someone and have had cash on hand since around the time they introduced debit card transactions at every checkout under the sun” predicaments may I suggest:

Amazon.com printable gift cards! That’s right! You don’t even need a legal name, full name, or email address. Just punch in your info and a message and any amount. Pick a graphic for your card (there are over 50 at last check…lots of them remind me of Target’s gift cards). Checkout and in a few minutes Amazon will email you a link which lets you print the foldable card (made me all nostalgic for Print Shop on the Apple IIc, though an inkjet printer and the modern graphics make these much prettier).

So while I suggest jewelry, jewelry, jewelry, and related adornments, I do know that sometimes you need a one-size-fits-all-tastes-and-budgets-last-minute-solution.

Without further delay, here’s the linkey-do so you can check out the options for yourself.
Amazon Printable Gift Cards

xo
Bek

Wickedly Awesome!

9 Dec

Would you like a treasure box filled with CleverGirl jewelry?

Click on over to WickedlyChic.com where the CleverGirl giveaway is in full swing! (and there is a 10% off coupon for my Etsy shop as well!)

But it ends Thursday- so head on over and enter!

xo

Bek

p.s. don’t forget! If you haven’t signed up for the CleverGirl/CleverIndie mailing list there are surprises there as well! Click here to sign up

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Hot! Mailing List

22 Nov

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The first official CleverGirl/CleverIndie Mailing List is up and running!

!I can promise a few things about this sparkly new list:  I will not inundate your email box and I will offer exclusive treasures and specials and a “heads up” on new collections as well as pre-order opportunities on some of my new designs. 

Click here to sign up

AND (drumroll please) if you sign up you will get a special discount that you can combine with other discounts that may be found during the next week which adds up to a respectable savings on some amazing wearable art for the holiday giving season! So the hunt is on!

I will drop some hints along the way so you may treat yourself (or others) to some chic and clever treasures…

XO

Bek

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