theheartdepartment Beneath a waning Harvest Moon
We walked among the dunes.
It was an ethereal, magical adventure in time and space.
Flour-soft white sand glowing blue in the moonlight.
Sea oats, switchgrass and goldenrod accent the glory of the hills of white sand that climb up to the stars.
Frank reached for my hand and knelt on one knee.
I said Absolutely!
#heputaringonit
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theheartdepartment This is the day of our lives.
Thank you @beautifulpensacola @pensacolabch you always provide the most rejuvenating adventures.
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theheartdepartment There she is. The near perfect kid sister to Pensacola Beach, #PensacolaBay. I once was running along Main St/Bayfront by the 3mile bridge and a Japanese couple were walking ecstatically about the pretty view & asked me to take their picture. As I did, I asked if they'd been to the beach yet, and with hands open they motioned they were here. I said no, no, and gave them directions. They were in for a surprise 3d

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theheartdepartment There are little details that make all the difference. The heart clasp I invented, can I say invented? I started making them in 2007 this way and I've never seen anyone do them before, so it's kinda my thang ;) having it in the front to make it easy to interchange the pendant or remove the pendant and just wear the chain is a design element taught to me by @patricia_marie_fine_jewelry . The Bliss design, also an element of my designs since 2007 from a series called the Anatomy of a Shell Collection. I drew a bunch of designs while looking at some of my mom's sketches and my favorite shells and fossils, and picked the best three, which I continue to use to this day to stretch my mind and see what I can do with them in different ways. They are my original designs, inspired by things special to me.. (So I think they're special). The drill holes are accents in this collection, but are a technique I used when I made Sandra Enterline's perforated jewelry when I lived in San Francisco circa 2005. It's doubtful that I would have thought to do such a thing had I not had experience drilling thousands of holes in different gauges. I am not original. I do not copy people's work, but I can see the evolution of the work I've done for others come through in the pieces I make. It is my incarnation of the things I've been taught. I am so thankful to my teachers.
This piece and more are now up on theheartdepartment.com (link in profile). Since I'm partial to summer and never want it to end, I want you to celebrate with me! Use coupon code "EndlessSummer" for $20 Off! Good through Sept 21, 2014.
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theheartdepartment Remedy for a rough day = cuteness!
#waylintheboerboel when she was a baby bear
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theheartdepartment There's magic in fire. It demands attention. When it's used for creation, it's a wonderful gift. When it's used for destruction, it's a devastating threat. It makes me remember the flames of sorrow and disbelief of #911 and how some faiths are based on revenge instead of love. For those that believe in love, we also have to #standstrong and that's where the cycle continues. Perspective. Fight. Loss. 5d

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theheartdepartment The Fall Collection is a warmer, edgier take on my Anatomy of a Shell designs. Up in #theheartdepartment #Etsy shop now. Oxidized Sterling Silver draped luxuriously with perforated and high polished accents. I wore this necklace myself today to @TraderJoes because I love the length and how it feels, but I didn't look this good. @katrinapeitersen #hotness 5d

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theheartdepartment Haha she's smiling because she's on a boat with the wind in her fur. She's such a girl. 6d

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theheartdepartment Free Vintage Vibes bracelet for each referral you send me through the month of September! Make sure the client you send to me tells me your name & mailing address so I can send you your present.
These are great as gifts, so don't be afraid to rack up (while supplies last-- they are original 1960's copper discs with enamel & some even have 24kt gold flakes!) https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHeartDepartment

#vintage #vibes #enamel #armstacks #shopetsy
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theheartdepartment Hey Nashville Jewelers! It's Jewelry Night Out across the nation and we're participating. That means you're invited and we have to represent the Nashville Jewelry community!
Inaugural cocktail mixer for the Women's Jewelry Association -Nashville Chapter Visit www.wjajewelrynightout.com for details and to RSVP. Contact me for any questions!
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theheartdepartment The reminder of island life, "It's Okay, Man" featuring Cayman Black Coral is the item of the day!
Don't let summer end. If you believe in Endless Summers, snag this deal today! There is only one: Regular Price = $127, On sale until 5pm Tuesday 9/9/14 for $99.
Use coupon code "EndlessSummer" in The Heart Department, LLC's Etsy shop.

Link in profile. Please repost and share with your friends!
@flourish_thrive #20salesin20days
@katrinapeitersen
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theheartdepartment First deliveries to jewelry schools across the states shipping out today. #accountingforjewelers very excited mama of a baby startup. 1w

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theheartdepartment Custom ring handmade for this UnHeated Uruguayan Citrine stunner. #naturalgemlover 1w

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theheartdepartment The only option is to believe. Not to just wish. Not to just hope or have faith. #believe #nodoubt #iloveacancersurvivor 1w

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theheartdepartment One of my favorite places in Tennessee. There are so many wonderful gems of nature in this state. #fallcreekfalls #suspensionbridge 1w

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theheartdepartment So, this is happening. Biggest cuff bracelet I've made yet. I had to be in the pic for scale, you see. Sterling Silver sheet - rolled out, sawn and ready for the trimmings. Holy moly! Excited to be at the bench; accountingforjewelers.com is taking off #jewelersneedlovetoo 1w

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theheartdepartment Loving this bloom from the talented @amaranthuspaperflora
Handmade floral decor that doesn't bore #shepurty
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theheartdepartment At first glance I thought this was a leaf. But then he moved
I sent the image to my dad and he asked if I touched it. I said, "no! I'm curious, but still a girl." After googling what it was I am glad I didn't touch him- some people react to his little hairs and feel like they're stung. I'll pass. Looks cool though.
#harpethriver #smagma #hagmoth #monkeyslug #caterpillar #leaf ..not
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theheartdepartment Endless summer wishes. 2w

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