Coeur Artist Blog

A New Life for old Cameos

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These Lovely Antique Treasures Make Beautiful Contemporary Jewelry Do you have a cameo resting in the bottom of your jewelry box? One that you can’t wear because its clasp is broken or the edge is chipped? It’s time to resurrect it. I have always admired these lovely miniature works of art; they are the essence of

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The Glitter of Gold

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By Janet Bruno-Small and Larry Small Through the millennium gold has been used by most culture as a means of expression. Rulers have used it to display their wealth, or to appease the gods and the goddesses as a token to enter the afterlife in good stead. Explorers have ventured into the unknown parts of the

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Pearls By Janet Bruno-Small

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The mystery and beauty of the ocean have long enticed people to dive down into the blue to find the oyster. Man has torn them from their beds and ripped them open; looking for the grains of sand that time has coated to form a dazzling spectacle. “Kinko lifted the flesh, and there it lay, the

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Birthstones The secret powers of our most precious stones By Janet Bruno-Small and Larry Small

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Thirteenth-century Venetian gem dealer, Marco Polo traveled east in search of gems. In the Mongolian empire he entertained the fierce Kubla Khan with his travel stories and in payment was given turquoise, jade, Burmese rubies, and Ceylon sapphires. There he encountered the first paper currency. Amazed that anyone would trade irreplaceable gems for rice paper,

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Louisiana - A Community for Artists and Art Lovers

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Louisiana has a large community of artists and art lovers. This fact is an important reason for Louisianans to support the ARTS in our communities. We are known world wide for our beloved French Quarter with its architectural beauty, and the eclectic population it houses and draws: artists, musicians, writers, poets, dancers, art conservators, museum curators, actors, etc. and all those that appreciate these talents. Now if we look into all the communities that make up Louisiana we would find many such areas that foster the ARTS.

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