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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep

Trade Beads: What’s in a Name?

Ghanacraft has a great article on African beadmaking, brought to me through the eyes of another writer and jeweler and beadaholic, Rabihah Mateen of RAM jewels (check her out!)  I had never researched how the beads were made, mostly because when I … Continue reading

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The Goddess of Willendorf

Originally posted on Zenkatwrites's Blog:
I am entranced by this small figurine, known as the Venus of Willendorf.  I began drawing and painting her twenty years ago.  I saw her in a museum in London and bought the small…

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Buddhism: The Eight Auspicious Symbols or Ashtamangala

The Eight Auspicious Symbols, ashtamangala, are the symbols of offering within the Buddhist tradition.  Ashta means “eight” and mangala is “auspicious.”At one time, the eight symbols of Indian royalty probably were a swastika, a throne, a knot, a vase (filled with jewels), a water flask, a … Continue reading

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Men’s Jewelry

We have a wonderful line of jewelry for men on our etsy store and jewelry for men on our zibbet store.  The pieces were a collaborative effort with my husband Mitchell after he requested his first MahaDurgha medallion on antique red … Continue reading

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How TrishnaJewelry was Born

“Desire That Moves One to a Heart Place” is our store slogan. I tend to wear icons that are meaningful to me for days as a sort of wearable altar.  I wanted to find great jewelry that I could wear … Continue reading

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Finding a Sustainable Platform From Which to Sell

I have been selling my jewelry items on Etsy since 2009; beaded items and pendants from Nepal and Thai silver.  I was so happy with Etsy that I also opened a shop to sell my art. If you follow my other blog you know … Continue reading

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