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Archive for April, 2009

Today’s Favorite:  City Earrings – Charleston

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Miami * Toranto * New York * Charleston

I have to admit, I really like the jewelry I make! My favorite designs change from day to day.  Today, my favorite earrings are these Charleston City Earring.

I recently made several new pairs of my City Earrings.  These are one of my more popular designs, and I love playing with new color combinations.  I especially like the colors in the Charleston earrings.

When naming each pair of City Earrings, I think about the images  that come to mind when I think of a particular city and match those images to the colors of the earring.

When I think of Charleston, I think of the brightly colored row houses along the waterfront.  The bright coral of these earrings reminds me of the hues of paint used for these houses.

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Charleston's Rainbow Row

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dulce2Help support a special cause by purchasing from KaraAnnisJewelry!   We will donate a portion of the profits from your order to our current charity of focus.  All custom orders and orders placed through our website and blog are eligible.  Let’s make a difference together!

Our current Charity of Focus:
Dulce Reugio Childres Home,
Aguascalientes Mexico
A portion of all profits from sales made in April through the end of July will go to support Dulce Refugio, a Christian orphanage in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  The mission of Dulce Refugio (“sweet refuge”) is to elevate each child’s quality of life; to promote well being; and to bring about social, cultural and economic improvement for the individual and community of Aguascalientes.

Dulce Refugio holds a special place in my heart.  This past summer, I traveled with a team of teens and adults to the orphanage to spend time with the children and help with the construction of a new home for the children.   We poured concrete, painted, and did whatever we could to help at the construction site during the day, and spent the afternoons playing, singing, making crafts, and spending quality time with the children.  Check out the photos below from our trip.

Check out this Dulce Refugio website to learn more.

Future Causes:
If you have a charity that holds a special place in your heart, please let me know.  We are searching for charities to feature and support in future months!

My Photos from Dulce Refugio:

Dulce Refugio's current location

Dulce Refugio's current location

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The Girl's Dorm, under construction

Shoveling sand and rocks to mix concrete

Shoveling sand and rocks to mix concrete

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A Day at the Pool - Spending time with the kids!

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mothers day“My mom is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune.”
~Graycie Harmon

“No gift to your mother can ever equal her gift to you – life.”
~Anon.

May 10th, Mother’s Day, is just around the corner!  Have you found the perfect gift for the special mothers in your life yet?  It can be challenging to find the perfect something –  something that she’ll love, something that she doesn’t already have, something personal, something that truly shows how much you care…

This mother’s day, consider the gift of jewelry designed and handcrafted just for her.  Lets work together on a custom order to give her the perfect jewelry to match her style.  Give the new moms in your life a personalized photo pendant or an item that incorporates their new bundle’s birthstone.  Together, we can come up with the perfect mother’s day gift!

Take a peek at www.KaraAnnis.com to get some ideas for your Mother’s Day gift!

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I designed these earrings with the inspiration of a photograph taken in our yard.  We don’t get snow in our parts very often, so when it snowed back in January, I took a few minutes to capture the beauty and let it inspire.  Months later, this is the result.  Though inspired by a winter snow, these earrings seem just as perfect for the spring and summer season fast approaching.

These earrings incorporate berry-colored freshwater pearls, swarovski crystals, and sterling silver.  I have suspended silver circles and several layers of chain that work together to give give a lot of character and movement to these earrings.  The earrings dangle 1 3/4 inches from the base of the sterling ear wire.

To see more of my work, please visit www.KaraAnnis.com.

To read  about my inspiration for these earrings check out the blog post  The First Snow.

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