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"Stuff" is a less than gracious description of the wood, pearl, shell and resin materials
used in these cool pendants, but I'm a fan of stuff: the more eclectic and interesting, the better.
For example, the mini-masterpieces from a Californian art collective are positively delightful! These are giclee prints
on canvas within a small wood frame. It takes my motto of "wearing and sharing art you love" to a
literal level! Other wood focal pieces include laser etched pendants and lathe shaped objects.
Like gemstones, pearls and shells make stunning focal points in sterling silver
settings. The same vendors for gemstone pendants (SilverRocks, Special Concepts) make beautiful
pieces with pearl and shell as well. Taina Hartman (now Green Mum Designs) makes simple and delightful
resin pendants. As far as booths go, Art by Amy has one of the most colorful and appealing: her
charms and collages stand out for their whimsy and sheer character.
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