Great Finds On-Line
by Marjorie Miller
Hello, if you don't already know by now, as millions surely already do, my name is Marjorie. People know me as a bead jewelry designer with an obsessive penchant for gemstones, pearls, more gemstones, more pearls, even more gemstones and even more pearls, and, of course, all the other stuff, like chain, wire, sterling silver, and you know what else, I don't have to tell you. And if you have heard that I spend more time on the internet than God, well, you might be right. I am always on the lookout for the next great thing in jewelry. It could be yours. (Actually, it should be mine, but you know me....) I hang out at Land of Odds (www.landofodds.com), and you can reach me there anytime. Point my nose in the right direction -- jewelry on-line that people will want to talk about. And, darling, you better believe this is my real nose. The jewelry ain't fake either. Let me take your hand, and guide your eye to see the treasures I have found ....
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What I know personally of Magpies is that they are intensely black with bright white beautiful birds that love to torture cats behind glass doors by chattering and sitting so close to the glass that the cats pounce at the ”pies” to no avail.
Magpie lore suggests that this gorgeous bird has an insatiable attraction to all things shiny. The “pies“ compulsion will force her to go out of her way to get a closer look at a shiny, sparkly bauble, and will often steal the trinket.
Mag Dimond like the “pies” (as they were known until the 16th century feminization of the name) loves shiny, beautiful beads from all over the world. Dimond journeyed to many places, including East Africa, China, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia. She has collected beautiful jewelry and artifacts, marveling at their embodiment of their cultures and the mysteries carried forward.
In turn Dimond creates wonderful authentically ethnic truly “one of a kind” pieces of jewelry. Each piece has a different story, and has a rich history embedded in the materials.