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9 good reasons to buy handmade jewelry

There are many reasons to buy handmade items in general and jewelry in particular. Over the last few years the trend to buy handmade jewelry has steadily increased, as it makes the world a tiny bit of a better place. Handcrafted jewelry is timeless and beautiful, but will never go out of style and therefor is an investment in your unique collection. Need more convincing? So here are 9 good reasons to buy handmade beaded jewelry: The variety of handmade jewelry makes it an outstanding gift idea. From your daughter to your mother in law, every women loves receiving a new piece of jewelry. Look for a jewelry set that includes necklace, bracelet, ring and a pair of earrings, in...

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How to be a great mum even if you are not a kids person

I am not trying to say that I am a great mum, but I think I am doing ok. I have a 16 and a 12 year old daughter and we love each other very much. We are in the midst of puberty and we are still talking to each other daily, so that's something, right? My friends tell me that my kids are very easy to get on with and not annoying, even if we stay for a couple of days. This happened the other week, when we stayed with friends in Berlin, which inspired me to write this post. I admit here, for the first time in public, that I don't like kids, generally speaking. For many many years I...

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7 things I should have done with my mum

My mum recently passed away. And although we don't like talking about death in our western society, I think we should in order to live life fully. Everyone will have to face the death of their mum one day. Hopefully I would like to add, as it means, that you are still alive. When I was little, my mum and I talked a lot about her death. Mainly because it was just her and me, when I grew up, and there had to be a plan B worked out, in case something happened. But also because she was a nurse and worked with dying people. Therefor I probably was better prepared then most, but still, there are some things, that I...

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Let me tell you the story on why I became a jewelry designer

and what it has to do with curiosity, courage, and confidence It was a crisp and sunny day in January 2014. My partner and I had just finished an interview for the local newspaper on our self-built low energy house when the phone rang. My mum had suffered a severe stroke. What followed after that I can only describe as very dark times between hope and despair.

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