It's come to my attention via several members of the medical community that I've developed the unhealthy ability to function on a daily basis with high levels of stress. I don't know whatever it is that they could mean, but I am already totally freaking out about getting my Christmas shopping done, aren't you???! I find the best way to find the time (I'm to avoid sharp rises in adrenaline levels, such as those that occur when you wait until the last minute) is to attend some of the many shopping events that start to sprout up on the calendar around this time of year. So mark this one down in the interest of the women in your life who have everything, but who appreciate the lovely things in life, like jewelry. Tomorrow, from 6-8 pm at Jane Currin Studio (828 NW 23rd) there will be wine a'flowing (that helps too) as well as the chance to meet with some of the jewelry artists the studio works with, such as Nora Catherine. And, speaking of tomorrow, don't forget about this!

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Nora Catherine updates a classic standby hoop with a twist.