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FINAL DAY to Save 60% Off Jewelry in Our Closing Sale

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The countdown to July 1st is almost over.  Today is the LAST DAY before I launch my brand new jewelry line and close AmberTortoise Jewelry for good. As part of our final weekend blowout sale, you can enjoy 80% off of all closeout jewelry and accessories on the AmberTortoise site while they last.  Click here to shop the jewelry closeouts. Enter code GOINGGONE at checkout to receive the full 60% off discount. (Prices shown are 45% off and the coupon code will take an additional 35% off). Here are a few of my favorite One of a Kind and Limited Edition pieces of AmberTortoise Jewelry that are still remaining:

Happy International Fairy Day 2013

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Fairy Day is a day for magic, and for wishes to come true.  For one day, put aside the cynicism of the modern world and embrace the possibilities of the unknown… I always love an excuse to dress like a fairy. 🙂 It’s time to dust off the fairy wings and plan something magical for the day! Here are some fun fairy-fashion pics from the past… Wedding Fairy: Why not wear wings on your wedding day? …and yes, your bridesmaids should all wear wings too. FaerieCon Faerie: Did you hear about FaerieCon?  There is an annual convention just for faerie’s.  Fun! Halloween Fairy: What better to dress as for Halloween?  Instead of the typical good fairy, go for a more dark goth fairy. Fairy Essentials: Wings are the core essential for dressing like a fairy (although you never see Suki Stackhouse in wings). Other essentials include a whimsical headpiece, a frilly skirt, … [Continue reading]

Only 7 Days Left to Save 60% Off Jewelry in Our Closing Sale

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The countdown to July 1st continues.  There are only 7 days left until I launch my brand new jewelry line and close AmberTortoise Jewelry for good. You can enjoy 60% off of all closeout jewelry and accessories on the AmberTortoise site while they last.  Click here to shop the jewelry closeouts. Enter code GOINGGONE at checkout to receive the full 60% off discount. (Prices shown are 45% off and the coupon code will take an additional 15% off). Here are a few of my favorite One of a Kind and Limited Edition pieces of AmberTortoise Jewelry that are still remaining:

Help Fund Kill Me, Deadly – A Film Noir Comedy with Kirsten Vangsness

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If you love checking out some of the unique and creative projects on Kickstarter as much as I do, you’ll love this fun project with Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds). It’s called Kill Me, Deadly, a film noir comedy (which I will admit I had no idea what film noir comedy was before I saw the kickstarter project :D). It looks like a pretty cool project, and how could it not be with Kirsten Vangness and Joe Mantegna from Criminal Minds, as well as many others… The kickstarter project is currently almost half-way funded and it wraps up on July 1st.  I am personally counting down the days to July 1st since that is the day I launch my brand new jewelry line, and I am sure the team behind Kill Me, Deadly is counting down the days as well to see if their project gets fully funded. I was more … [Continue reading]

Only 10 Days Left to Save 60% Off Jewelry

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It’s hard to believe July 1st is almost here.  I’ve been counting down to this day for so long now, it seemed like it would never come. In only 10 days, I will be launching my brand new jewelry line and closing AmberTortoise Jewelry for good.  You can enjoy 60% off of all closeout jewelry and accessories on the AmberTortoise site while they last.  Click here to shop the jewelry closeouts. Enter code GOINGGONE at checkout to receive the full 60% off discount. (Prices shown are 45% off and the coupon code will take an additional 15% off). Here are a few of my favorite One of a Kind and Limited Edition pieces of AmberTortoise Jewelry that are still remaining:

Dare to Be Sexy this Summer

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Guest Post by Christine Bove of www.christinebove.com 5 ways to dress sexy without looking trashy! Sexy.  What does that really mean? It means having confidence, loving yourself, being playful and having fun with life.  Do you shy away from particular articles of clothing thinking they will make you look too sexy or even trampy?  Your problem is your mindset and your false beliefs: “sexy is for the young gals,” “sexy is only for skinny girls,” “sexy is only for single girls looking to find their mate.” If you can relate to these beliefs it’s time to trash them and create a new perspective. I am sexy because I am confident, beautiful and know how to have fun. In Fashion Feng Shui®, The Pleasure Seeker essence AKA “Fire Girl” is all about being sassy, sexy and fun, but not every gal is the Fire girl. Although everyone has the Fire essence in them it’s all … [Continue reading]

Gemstone Feature- Pearl (June’s Birthstone)

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Pearls are the birthstone for June.  Although traditionally thought of as white and round, pearls are available in a variety of colors and unique shapes and sizes.  Pearls are thought to help one gain self-knowledge and esteem. Throughout history and across cultures, pearls have been associated with wealth and power.     Color:  Cultured pearls can be found in many colors, although the pearls are often dyed. Natural pearls are quite rare and valuable nowadays. The value of a pearl is determined in accordance with its lack of surface flaw and symmetry, as well as luster, color, and size. Luster is the primary factor to determine value used by jewelers. Large, perfectly round pearls are also rare and highly prized. Source:   Australia has the vast majority of opal. The US, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Indonesia, and Brazil also hold opal deposits. Age:   Divers throughout the world have sought … [Continue reading]

Gemstone Feature- Emerald (May’s Birthstone)

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Emerald, the birthstone for May, is also the 2013 color of the year.  An emerald’s myriad powers have been revered throughout the ages. Ancients believed it gives foresight to its wearer, brings luck, faith, and clarity to discover whom to trust, as well as heightening intelligence and memory. Color: Emeralds come in a variety of sparkling green hues, some with a yellowish tint; others bluish. Source:   Mainly Zambia, Brazil, and Colombia. It has also been found in many countries, including Russia, Australia, Austria, Norway, and the US. Colombian “trapiche” varieties are rare. Age:  It is associated with the Pharaoh Sesser’s III, at around 2000 BCE. Family:  Beryl Hardness:  7.5-8 on the Mohs scale Gemstone Properties/Healing Properties:   An emerald’s myriad powers have been revered throughout the ages. Ancients believed it gives foresight to its wearer, brings luck, faith, and clarity to discover whom to trust, as well as heightening intelligence and memory. Health-wise it’s said to … [Continue reading]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Top 5 Gifts for Mom

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Mother’ Day is right around the corner, so I have put together 5 gifts ideas from our best selling jewelry pieces. Best of all, with our huge closeout sale underway, you can find great gifts that Mom will definitely love, all at 45% off! Our Moms are one of the most special people in our lives.  Choosing just the right gift that shows her how much you love and appreciate her can make her feel just as special as she is. Below are the Top 5 Gifts for Mom that she will definitely love and will show her how special you know that she is. 1. Turquoise Cuff Bracelet Whether she likes things modern or classic, dainty or bold, she is sure to love this turquoise cuff bracelet. This bracelet combines gorgeous natural turquoise with solid .925 Sterling Silver in a blend of antiqued and bright silver finishes.  It has a hinge … [Continue reading]

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