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Courage of Living with Depression

Hey there, I was immensely impressed last night by the Preimer of WA, Geoff Gallop, with the courage and integrity he demonstrated to all of us with his decision to resign his political duties to give himself a fair chance to heal from his clinical depression. Depression is a crushing illness that takes time to […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

Hey there, Like many people I’m disgusted in the behaviour of a few idiots here in Sydney at the moment and like many others I’m going to be doing my bit to make a difference through the Power of Good rather than the weakness of violence. So I’m going to do Random Acts of Kindness […]

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Best Thing This Year

What’s the best  things to happen for you this year? Looking at life and seeing what’s good in it is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Some people find it really difficult to do while others find it hard to keep the list short – all a matter of perspective. Yes, we […]

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Beauty In Chess

Hey there, I heard on the radio an interview with the girl who is currently in the lead for the World Chess Beauty Contest and it set me thinking. Why do with think beauty needs to be separate from intelligence? What do we see as beauty and how do we define intelligence? The definitions of […]

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Inspiration – Where is it?

Hey there, Sometimes I find having to create a new design just too challenging and I don’t have the inspiration for it. I sit there struggling and I’ve learnt to just go with the flow and leave the creative exercise aside. Instead I work on the regular designs that need updating and some attention of […]

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Blog Directories

Hey there, Here is a collection of blog directories: Blog Flux  Blog Top Sites Globe of Blogs Blog Search Engine Blogarama EatonWeb Cheers Belinda Win free jewelry online with free competitions!

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Beating Fear

Hey there, I’ve had some interesting conversations with people who are bringing positive change into their lives about how they are beating their fears. Often it comes back to a theory similar to the idea my English/Music teacher taught us: if you go into a room with the light out and no light from windows […]

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What Matters When Designing Jewelry

Hey there,  I don’t talk or write too much about designing because I feel that when I do I get a little too carried away with it and unless you know what it is like to be caught up in the flow of creating then you’ll find me a little obsessive.  Whether I’m obsessive or not […]

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Blogging Goodies Online!

Hey there, I’ve been updating the website and exploring the meaning of blogs and blogging and I’ve found rich resources online so I thought I’d share them with you! From the About website.com: What is a Blog? – The word blog is short for web log (weblog). It is used both as a noun and […]

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Adding Forms to Your Website

Hey there, I wanted to create another free competition on my website so I had to bite the bullet and develop a working form. So I’ve finally broken through the mental barrier of working with forms for my website. I thought I’d share some lessons learnt. Yes, you do need to be able to read […]

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The Value of the Newsletter

Hey there, As many of you know I send out a lovely free monthly and specials newsletter show casing my latest designs, market news and the ever popular Sea Change article. The newsletter lets us stay in contact with each other, letting you forward it on to friends and families ( a great way to […]

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Hello for the first time!

Hello! I thought it was about time I took the leap into the world of blogs so we can expand the Creatively Belle community and create a new way to communicate with each other. So this blog will be about jewellery design and having a small business along with undoubtedly a host of other ramblings. […]

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