The Magic of Jewelry

Sheila Ortego kindly asked me to muse of jewelry for her blog that emphasizes beads and the handmade.

I was once sitting around with a group of friends, feeling alienated as they talked about femininity and beauty. I wasn’t raised with much emphasis on this, and although I’m proud to be from a line of intellectual women, I sometimes feel insecure. I told my friend Ana this, and she said, “But Mir, you express your beauty in your poetry and in your jewelry.”

To read the piece:

I still feel the protective influence of my friend Elizabeth Lamb, the haiku poet, in some of her jewelry.

Amulets are never amiss!

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well ( The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

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