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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Each New Day

Each new day is a new start

Linking up to Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inspire me Mon: Gifts and Crochet

My friend and I just exchanged Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. I gave her some glass earrings "Be calm and Drink Wine" and I got these 2 items from her.

Create with Joy Inspire me Monday

Cat with a tail tape measure - isn't it adorable? I know know his/her name yet.

Wanna help me name this cat tape measure? Comment below with ideas.

I was inspired to make this new crocheted yarn necklace - it's adjustable and has no beads. It'll be listed on Etsy soon. 

What are you creating?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Facts about the Hebrew Month of Av, The Three Weeks

Thsi is part 1 of a 4 part study about the Hebrew Month of Av.

The "Three Weeks" between the 17th of Tammuz and the Tisha B'Av have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. During this time, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed, amongst other terrible tragedies.

These days are referred to as the period "within the straits" (bein hametzarim), in accordance with the verse: "all her oppressors have overtaken her within the straits" (Lamentations 1:3).


On Shabbat during the Three Weeks, the Haftorahs are taken from chapters in Isaiah and Jeremiah dealing with the Temple's destruction and the exile of the Jewish people.

During this time, various aspects of mourning are observed by the entire nation. We minimize joy and celebration. And, since the attribute of Divine judgement (“din”) is acutely felt, we avoid potentially dangerous or risky endeavors.

1.No weddings are held. (However, engagement ceremonies are permitted.)
2.We do not listen to music.
3.We avoid all public celebrations -- especially those which involve dancing and musical accompaniment.
4.We avoid exciting and entertaining trips and activities. (Kaf HaChaim - OC 551:41)
5.No haircuts or shaving. (Fingernails may be clipped up until the week in which Tisha B'Av falls.)
6.We do not say the blessing She-hechianu on new food or clothes, except on Shabbat.


Note: I am Conservative and do not strictly adhere to all these restrictions.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Offer: Earn a $20 Gift Certificate for Jewelry and/or a Kippah

Hi LinorStore Jewelry readers, 

I could use a little help from you.

I'm contacting magazines and blogs about holiday gift guide features to show my handmade jewelry and wire kippah designs.

Do you know of any magazines or blogs that would fit with my branding and jewelry and kippah designs?
For example, in 2013, Jewish Standard featured my kippah on page 26 (with the wrong link and a photo they took).

These are a couple of items to be considered:
Hamsa Bracelet Set

  • Hamsa symbol has a Chai in the middle, both for protection and good luck.
  • These bracelet sets are fabulous holiday gift ideas
  • Nickel- and lead-free for women with metal allergies
Copper Wire Kippah

  • Freeform design - each is handmade by me
  • Makes a great bat mitzvah gift
  • More women are looking for unique headcovering.

Christmas Tree Swarovski Earrings - lead- and nickel-free
Swarovski Christmas Tree Earrings
  • Conversation starter jewelry
  • Fun to wear
  • Nickel- and lead-free for women with metal allergies

Here's how you can help:

1. If you know of a local (IL) or national organization, publication or blog that would be a good fit for my artisan jewelry, please let me know the contact name and email address.  You can contact me through this website or on any of my social media channels.
2. Pin or share this page on your social media sites.

If you refer any product and it is featured because of your efforts, I'll give you a $20 gift certificate to my shop.

Offer expires Aug. 15, 2014.

Thanks :)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Inspire Me Mon: Christmas in July Sale

I’m inspired to help you save time shopping for holiday gifts online – Linda’s B’s Jewelry.

Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy

Turquoise Gemstone Necklace Save 20%
Pink Swarovski Crystal Necklace  

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