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Pumpkins and Presents

Pumpkins and Presents

Ag Gallery will be“popping-up” again on October 5th/6th when the fourth Pumpkins & Presents event takes place at Lower Farm, Sheldon, Near Bakewell. DE45 1QS

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Hoop-la

Hoop-la

The hoop earring is a classic which never goes out of style. Sade in the 80's immediately springs to mind. This year I have an array of unusual styles from which to choose, from discreet mini hoops to gigantic shoulder-grazers, perfect for the party season! Small and discreet.These hoops are easy to wear, but unusual enough to make a statement. Teardrop hoop and small half circle hoop £36 each. Front facing hoops in silver and brass . Silver £20 and £15, Brass £12 Medium with shape and texture. Drama is created here through the use of shape and texture. However,...

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PEARLS OF WISDOM

PEARLS OF WISDOM

Pearls are the birth stone for June and also given for the 3rd and 30th Wedding anniversary. Prompted by the recent delivery from Silvia Piva in Barcelona, I decided to look at the pearl in a bit more detail. According to Indian mythology, pearls were dew drops from heaven which fell into the sea and were caught by shellfish. In India , warriors encrusted their swords with pearls to symbolise the tears and sorrow that a sword brings. Unlike most gemstones, pearls have an organic origin. A pearl is created when a very small fragment of rock, sand grain or...

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Father's Day Inspiration

Father's Day Inspiration

                                        Father's Day is this Sunday 17th June, so I thought I would give you a few last minute ideas for affordable gifts which are guaranteed to go down better than a pair of socks or a box of liquorice all sorts! The laser etched wood range above features cufflinks at £35, keyring at £19 and lapel pin at £15. Whilst the leather and stainless steel  bracelets are understated and very easy to wear and range in price from £22 to £39....

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Love it or hate it?

Love it or hate it?

                                             Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is everywhere at the moment. Sometimes, it does feel like we are being "hallmarked" and the whole thing descending into mass commercialism. However, it is quite fun to look at its origins. It has its roots in a rather dubious sounding Pagan fertility festival know as Lupercalia which seemed to involve lots of naked bottom slapping! This was celebrated in Ancient Rome between 13th-15th February. As is often the case, this Pagan...

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