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Well hello there!

I’m new to this blogging thing, so please bear with me. Especially if I start babbling. Which I have a tendency to do.

Ok, so my name is Julia, and here’s a little bit about me. I am a 37-year-old stay-at-home Mom from Massachusetts. I wasn’t always at home, though. Like so many others, I was laid off from my corporate America job almost three years ago. Yes, financially it’s been tough, but I remind myself every day that most of us right now are in the same boat. (Wow- that’s a really big boat!). Long-story-short, as strange as this may sound, it was actually a relief when my boss’s boss called me into that conference room to tell me. No more one hour commutes (I literally drove 46 miles each way), no more harassing calls from the person on my team who was my equal but thought he was my supervisor (maybe you know the type). And best of all, no more “I-am-always-cranky-because-I-can’t-spend-enough-time-with-my-family moods.  I was FREE! =)

In August of 2009, five moths after my job ended, I launched my Etsy shop~ LunaJewelry . Now, for the first time in my life, I can say that I truly LOVE what I do! My jewelry has evolved from fun-yet-uncomplicated “scrabble tile pendants” and plastic beaded items to vintage brass, wire-wrapped and painted items. And just as we are ever-changing, so are my creations.

As I continue with more entries, I plan to talk about and show my jewelry, but I also plan to show some tutorials of some of my techniques (if my husband will agree to take the pictures as I work). =)  I will most likely also talk about other things on my mind (like maybe books that I am reading, or my kids, or other stuff). I hope that you will check in sometimes, and please feel free to comment! Also- if you have a blog, let me know what it is, because I would love to drop by!

~ J

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