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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Teryl Rothery's Cedar Cove Earrings, Protecting the Finches, Not Stealing Ideas


I am very honored to have a pair of my earrings chosen by the stylist of
Debbie Macomber's "Cedar Cove" to be worn by the lovely Teryl Rothery (playing the character Grace Sherman) on the Hallmark channel (episode 5 in season 2, "Starting Over", which aired on August 16, 2014).   They were worn again on the 2015 season opener.

Copper and turquoise boho-style earrings that I offer in both the very large style as worn by Grace as well as a smaller size too. 



If you'd like to see more images of theses earrings or to purchase a pair for yourself, click here.

To see a different pair of my earrings that Teryl Rothery ("Grace Sherman") wore on the episode where Cliff proposes to her, click here.


So… September. Kids go back to school and birds misjudge windows.

I noticed a blog post of mine from last September when I talked about a finch that flew into one of our windows and needed a bit of rest before flying off.

A week or so ago it happened again. I was lucky enough to get the finch before the cats did, but he was in no condition to fly.

After about 20 minutes, I walked him down to the orchard, sat on the ground, and opened my hand for him to fly away. I was a bit nervous when he just closed his eyes and stayed in my open hand for another 20 minutes, but then I made him wake up and gave him a little shove and he ended up flying away.

I mentioned this incident on Facebook and a friend commented on my thread about these Audobon-approved window decals you can purchase that help prevent birds from flying into your windows. 

Here’s what the ad says, “Each decal has a special coating that reflects ultraviolet sunlight. This ultraviolet light is invisible to humans, but birds see it as a brilliant glow much like a stoplight. To the human eye, the decals appear as frosted or etched glass. “

So I bought some, told a friend, and she ordered some too. The day after I got my stickers, a finch flew into Mom’s window but unfortunately he broke his neck. I ordered her some stickers that day. 

Click here to get the same ones I bought from Amazon.

The instructions say to change the stickers every nine months.


You know what’s worse than discovering someone out there is selling jewelry almost identical to yours? Finding out they’ve been doing it longer than you.

Just goes to show that more than one person can come up with the same idea.

Sometimes people think in the same ways.  It just happens.

There’s a thing called “multiple discovery” that (according to Wiki): “is the hypothesis that most scientific discoveries and inventions are made independently and more or less simultaneously by multiple scientists and inventors”

I would think all forms of art would work in the same way.

BTW, I’m not talking about stealing or copying ideas. I’m talking about two people who just happen to create remarkably similar designs.  I'm assuming it's more likely with less complex designs.

I think it can happen randomly (just happen) and I think it can happen subconsciously (you get an idea seemingly from nowhere but in truth it could be inspired by something you saw months or years ago that you’ve forgotten about).

Don’t wig out. It’s been happening since the beginning of people.


  1. Congrats on the "product placement," Laura!

    I've been meaning to say that for a while now, but waited until I found a minute to track down this link ... which I hope you'll find as "inspirational" as I have ...


    Museum of Fine Arts Boston
    Hollywood Glamour: Fashion & Jewelry from the Silver Screen
    Sept 9, 2014 - March 8, 2015

    If you can't make it east for the exhibit, at least try to watch the little video.