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Styles change, baby, and as Sonny and Cher said, the beat goes on.

Styles change, baby, and as Sonny and Cher said, the beat goes on.
Grandma was a fashionable gal in her day, and you know she would want the bride and groom to be happy.  So why not get her diamond ring made into something beautiful?

Cleaning Your Jewelry the Hot How-To!

Pattie Parkhurst

Cleaning Your Jewelry the Hot How-To!

Is there anything better than sparkly new jewelry?  Maybe the fresh and shiny love that often accompanies such a purchase, but here’s the difference, sis – you can’t scrub the rage and disappointment off your relationship, but you CAN clean the grime off of your beautiful diamond!  Perhaps once you’ve polished your jewelry to its silky original glow, you and the hunk of burning love who got it for you can stare at it and remember a time when you didn’t want to kill each other for the way you sound when you chew. Here’s the hot how-to: For gold...


Welcome To Ireland part 2

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Welcome To Ireland part 2

A potato with "Blight" In September of 1945 a disease struck the potatoes which is commonly referred to as "potato blight," this disease originally effected about one third to half of all the potatoes grown. Although this disease came from South and North America the soggy fields of Ireland were a perfect breeding ground for the blight to spread rapidly, leaving all the potatoes poisoned. The fields were covered in black rotten stalks and the smell was a putrid rotting that overtook anything within miles of a potato field.  The blight was so detrimental to the Irish as potatoes were the only source...


Welcome to Ireland

Pattie Parkhurst

Welcome to Ireland

As some of my friends and family know my stories can go all over the place but they always have a point in the end, and with my blog it may take a few posts before I get to my point but once I have, you will see it will be worth the read. My first three blog posts are about the irish famine, what does this have to do with Jewelry making... you shall see!  The majority of my history is coming from Wesley Johnston. The Irish Famine effected the entire country differently, some parts were hit harder than...


Local artist in resident in Kilmacthomas Viewed as “mad” for not knowing about the show “Dallas”

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Local artist in resident in Kilmacthomas Viewed as “mad” for not knowing about the show “Dallas”

Local artist in resident in Kilmacthomas Viewed as “mad” for not knowing about the show “Dallas” Kilmacthomas, Ireland Pattie Parkhurst, a local artist in resident at The Workhouse Studios, says she is constantly asked if she watches the American TV show “Dallas”.  When she replies “No.  Things from Texas don’t interest me all that much,” the Irish locals are immediately dumbfounded and shocked.  One Irish woman quietly outside replied “Nothing, I have nothing to talk to her about. How does an American not watch Dallas? I have 300 episodes on VHS and I watched every last one of them last...

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