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More Iterations of Stacked Forms are in the Works

More Iterations of Stacked Forms are in the Works

Materials change. Processes change. Forms evolve. But my visual vocabulary endures.  I have a long history with the stacked form and I make no apologies (wink wink) for the continuation of making forms through stacking and I see no end in sight :) I embrace the slower pace of spending more time on individual jewelry items created in my studio - at my jewelers bench and/or at my computer. But! I am a solo bench jeweler, so working slowly means lower inventory and sadly new items do not make it to this website as well it should - so what can I do?...

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Carol-lynn Swol Jewelry Design is back!

Carol-lynn Swol Jewelry Design is back!

Time to celebrate, I am offering a discount of 21% on all orders until the end of September - 21% off for the 21 miles I swam :) Enter this code at checkout: 21Miles21Off I decided a couple of years ago that I would take my open water swimming to the next level by attempting to swim the English Channel.  The training for such a feat took its toll on my studio time, but I have no regrets as I juggled my interests and successfully swam from England to France on August 8, 2019.Swimming the English Channel is a big undertaking...

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CL Swol is Away for August

Thank you for visiting my website.  I wish to let you know that I will be out of town until August 24 and will resume my jewelry making and posting soon :)

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Another round of musing :)

Welcome to another random newsletter - it has been awhile.The other day I saw an article sharing that the movie “Dead Poets Society” was 30 years old and I was shocked...again...by how fast time flies and I was reminded that indeed we must all and always “carpe diem”.  I adored that film and the quote from Ulysses (Tennyson) in the film, “To Strive, To Seek, To Find, and Not To Yield”. This phrase had special meaning at the time as I was then working for Outward Bound. As an adult with many interests it can be a challenge to seize...

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Opposites attract. Opposites repel. Opposites keep life interesting.

We all have many sides.  Sometimes we are shy and sometimes we are bold. I want to provide adornments for many moods, and playing with binary opposition is a thread that has run through my creative endeavors for a while. I recently rediscovered this book on my bookshelf, and it shows that I have been dancing between dichotomies for years. I created this book in graduate school playing with opposites—the style of elegant tomes and that of pulp fiction paperback novels—mixing faux leather and gold embossing with the fun images, paper style, and font. The title implies a sedate reference...

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