Meet Anna Maria

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So excited about my find today at a local antique/flea market – a Santos cage doll. I’ve wanted one of these for a long time but they’re usually more than I can afford – not this girl – she was only $28! It’s not antique, but for that price who cares?

I’ve named her Anna Maria after my great great grandmother. I love her beautiful,serene expression (serenity, what’s that?) and she’s very photogenic too. She’s modeling my micro mosaic heart necklace and one of my grandmother’s lace handkerchiefs.

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About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

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