OK, last post about my Birthday. I couldn't move on until showcasing the amazing local jewelry my oldest friend got me. She bought all of my presents at Presents of Mind. This store is a favorite of everyone I know. It's the go to place to find amazing unique presents for everyone in the family. They do a great job of featuring as many local artists as possible. It is a goal of mine to get some of my jewelry into their shop.
I was blown away when I got to see all of my new goodies. This top necklace is gorgeous. It made by Rachel Ann Austin. I've admired her work for years and even showcased her as a WAW artist a couple of years ago. I've been wearing this piece a lot. I've gotten lots of compliments, but my favorite has been 'this necklace just looks like you'.
These earrings are adorable! I think they were made from old buttons, but I'm not exactly sure. I don't know who made these.
Lastly, I received this pendant. I also don't know who made this. It's so pretty. The base is a scrabble tile which instant gave me all kinds of ideas.
My friend did such a great job picking out things for me. She does really know me. I also love looking at a piece of jewelry and instantly knowing who the artist is. It makes me feel connected to the amazing craft scene in Portland.