Heirloom Seed Jewelry

I admit I found it hard to believe that quality jewelry could be, well, organic, and I do mean organic, but it can be. These seeds were grown on a truly organic East Michigan farm, and from plants rarely produced these days.

Each necklace is accompanied by a story. This one, made with turquoise and beans called “Cherokee Trail of Tears” is described this way:

Cherokee Trail of Tears w/TurquoisePebbles, Sterling Silver Spacer Beads & Sterling Clasp ~ CherokeeTrail of Tears was carried by the Cherokee Indians on their forcedjourney of relocation, which began in Georgia in 1838 and during whichover 6,000 Cherokees died.

I’m charmed and excited by these pieces. Check out more on the Saverine Creek Heirlooms website!

Mary’s Bag of Tricks

This week I begin publishing my breast cancer blog on http://breastcancerconnections.com, a new page of Dr. Dean Edell’s web site HealthCentral.com. From now on, I will write a summary of of my current blog on my own website, and provide a link to the rest of it. . Click HERE to read the rest of this blog. To read my earlier blogs, kept since my diagnosis of breast cancer in October, 2004, go to Breast Cancer Blog.

Mary Gets a Job!

I will summarize each blog here, where I would have written it, and provide a link to breastcancerconnections.com.

This is quite a gift to me and I’m excited to get started. Look for new breast cancer blogs next week. Meanwhile, I’ll continue my writing, art, and other blogging right here, so don’t go ‘way! Here’s the latest, and the reason I haven’t appeared for a couple of weeks:

I just returned from two weeks in Florida where I painted palm trees and beaches.

This was my first–and my favorite–painting. About 12 inches square, but clearly visible across a room, it celebrates one of the new life-guard stations, a $40,000 replacement for the one destroyed in a recent hurricane. Life Guard Station Number 11 squats at the end of the street I walked to the ocean beach from my borrowed condo. It is also across from a new Fort Lauderdale Trump Tower which is due to soon rise from impressive foundations.

Click on the image to enlarge it.