Assorted earrings.

9b

9a

10

9c

10b

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because they are among the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

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CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Two more necklaces

6f

6e

6d

6c

6b

6

5d

5c

5b

5a

Opal pendant wrapped in sterling silver, with pearls…

and

Sterling-wrapped glass bottle necklace with pearl, garnet and assorted gemstones.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Two necklaces

8a

7d

7c

7b

7a

Bottle necklace wrapped in sterling silver, with pearls,

and

Net choker with sterling and pearls.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

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MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Opal pendant

4b

4a

Rough opal pendant wrapped in sterling silver, with garnet and pearl.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Bracelets

44

43c

43b

43a

42b

42

Assorted sterling bracelets with gemstones.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because they’re among the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Pendants and bottles

21

22

A couple brass pendants with geode fragments, glass bottles and garnet.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Opal!

20

Geode and Ethiopian opal pendant wrapped in sterling silver.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

Bismuth pendant

2b

2c

2d

2e

Bismuth pendant wrapped in sterling silver.

Not currently up for sale on my jewelry page at http://www.theheathersmith.com because it’s one of the pieces I’m bringing to sell at upcoming craft events.

I have tables at three events this year! They are:

*********

MSP Comicon

May 20th and 21st

MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

https://www.mcbacomicons.com/

*********

Wiscon

May 26-29

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/

**********

CONvergence

July 6 – July 9

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

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Things

In all the bad stuff that’s been happening lately, I have been kind of obsessing over making jewelry, and putting it up online, and preparing to sell it at various events, in an attempt to keep my mind feeling sort of okay.
Three events are confirmed for this year, and I’m excited for them, even though I’m anxious about everything else in the future.
They are:
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MSP Comicon
May 20th and 21st
MN State Fairgrounds Grandstand

1265 Snelling Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
https://www.mcbacomicons.com/
*********
Wiscon
May 26-29
Madison Concourse Hotel

1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
http://wiscon.net/wiscon41/
**********
CONvergence
July 6 – July 9
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

7800 Normandale Blvd.

Bloomington, MN 55439

CONvergence

And there are four new crowns up for sale at The Heathersmith:
http://www.theheathersmith.com/product-category/crowns/

“Elven Lady” crown

“Sea-Dragon Emperor” crown

“Serpent Queen” crown

“Stonehenge” crown

Heartbroken

It’s been a few days but I still don’t really want to talk about it. Sirius the Starling has passed away.
When the growth on his belly started, I was preparing myself for the possibility that this could happen, but I did not expect it to get so bad so quickly. 
I’m not going to go into all the details because it would make me cry again. Maybe someday. I feel like I failed him, even though there wasn’t really anything I could do. I don’t think anything that we did caused the problem to start. But we can never know for sure what caused it. The vet said it was probably some kind of tumor.
John and I were crying uncontrollably the first couple days, like lying on the floor sobbing too hard to talk, for half an hour at a time. And everything still feels utterly different without him. There’s no way we’ll get used to this quickly. He was such a part of everything we did. Everything we can possibly do reminds us of him.
Part of me wants another starling to fill the gaping hole, part of me doesn’t ever want a pet again because this could happen and this was so hard to go through.
And part of me realizes that we’re not in a good place in life to adopt another bird right now, since we don’t know when or where we’ll be moving after John graduates, but that once we settle down we will most likely have birds again… because for all the mess and work and eventual heartbreak, birds really are worth it. 
Sirius was a wonderful, brilliant, sweet-hearted creature who loved us both in his own beautiful, weird and devoted way, and he was one of the best things to ever be in my life. 
Over the next few weeks I will be making a tribute page for him on my website, with all the pictures and recordings and descriptions I  have of him. Right now most of this website still looks as if he’s still alive, and it’s going to be hard for me to change that, but I will when I have the energy.