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Abigail Markov

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Chaos Magician. Not single. Not interested.

Occupation: Fine Art Painter, Mother, Odds & Ends Photographer (Markov Studio)

Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Birthday: 02/22

Followers: 49,560

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Views: 9,910,331

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Lotus Carroll1,778,372This is the Event for our April Self Portrait Challenge: "Wet." In celebration of "April Showers," but very flexible conceptually, our "Wet" theme allows you to interpret however you like. Get creative - we're looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! Here is where you enter your ONE "Wet" Self Portrait. Your photo must have been captured during this month. This Event remains open until 11:59 CST April 30th, so you have until then to create and enter your best photo from this month. (The dates on the Event are truncated, but you can submit a photo anytime, all month long.) *Please read all rules (scroll down).* _Not adhering to rules will get you disqualified._ *Tips & Inspiration* There are so many possibilities for this theme - will you be underwater, in the rain, or soaking in the tub? Maybe riding some ocean waves or drowning in a lake? The possibilities are endless! Self Portraiture a la H2O Gallery on Flickr: http://goo.gl/NYwGKM Moderators of the Art of Self Portraiture Community are not eligible to win, but we will also be putting our photos into the Event in the hopes that you'll be inspired. If you have questions or need help, please pop into the Community http://goo.gl/W69Ohj and ask away! We have a category for discussion and questions and are happy to help with anything.  Thanks to @111397628815301589258, one of our talented Moderators, for the header image on this Event! *Sponsor* This month's sponsor is @101789561086090624750! Capturing Couture Camera Straps and accessories are the perfect marriage of *fashion and function*, using only the finest materials, custom made trims and highly functional hardware. The @101789561086090624750 product line is proudly Made in the USA and embodies the highest standards of quality, also including an extensive collection of Guitar straps. The detailed designs are infused with luxe materials, bold and playful color, and premium hardware that beg to be noticed. Visit the Website: http://www.capturingcouture.com Capturing Couture on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapturingCouture *Please circle*@101789561086090624750 - we love their products and it's great that they support our learning and growing together. _Having them circled is a requirement to be a winner._ :) *Prizes* 1st Place: camera strap of choice (excluding Peruvian) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/camera-straps 2nd Place: strap of choice off sale page (limited quantities) http://www.capturingcouture.com/collections/the-sale-rack 3rd Place: a Toddy wipe http://goo.gl/3UehSZ and lens cap leash http://goo.gl/eixjHw of choice At the end of the month, the Owners and Moderators of The Art of Self Portraiture Community will vote on the submissions and choose 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Please note that this is subjective (art always is!) and so we'll be basing our votes purely on our own opinions. Everyone who enters a photo is already a winner, of course. :) *Please Remember These Rules:* ~Enter April Self Portrait Challenge: Wet2015-04-28 07:00:0096  
Peace Corps145,591Are you curious about what is it like to serve as a physician or nurse educator in the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)? Do you want to learn about living and working conditions, or how service can positively influence your career? Join Peace Corps Response (PCR), Seed Global Health and three currently serving Volunteers for a broadcasted Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 12-1PM EST to hear the answers to these and many other frequently asked questions.   David Ries, MD; Maureen Ries, MD; and Dorothy Cooper, RN/ARNP, MN will join PCR Recruiter, Mike Robie for a panel discussion about their experience in the first cohort of GHSP Volunteers. RSVP now and please spread the word about this Hangout to your networks – this will be a fascinating conversation that you won’t want to miss!Global Health Service Partnership Panel2014-08-05 18:00:0055  
Abigail Markov49,560Beauty of Encaustics...the art of painting with pigmented wax, a collection of works by Abigail M Markov! Ok guys, this is my first solo show! I wish you all could be there in person, as I wouldn't be where I am without your support and encouragement from all around the world! So, since I can't fly you all out here, I'm working with the gallery owner and we're going to host a HOA for the duration of the opening!  Stop on in, say hi, ask questions, and come see some of the latest work! The Beauty of Encaustics2014-01-17 23:30:0032  
Abigail Markov49,560The Beauty of Encaustics Opening2014-01-17 23:30:009  
Google Analytics6,786,697Join instructor +Justin Cutroni and special guest +Avinash Kaushik, Google's Digital Marketing Evangelist, on *Tuesday, October 22 at 10:00 AM PDT* for a YouTube Live community event covering questions and discussion topics from Digital Analytics Fundamentals on Analytics Academy. This week's session will be hosted on YouTube Live at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kH4KbA4LO8Analytics Academy Live with Justin Cutroni and Avinash Kaushik2013-10-22 19:00:004815  
Adam Boenig (Agent Muave)27,418I'll be doing Flash Fiction Monday through Friday until I am recharged to work on the book. If you have an image that you feel needs a story, here's a place to put it!Flash Fiction!2013-02-04 19:00:0021  
Bernadette Bodden2,809RIRES2013-01-23 19:00:002  

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2016-08-12 14:19:04 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Polishing, tumbling, and then onto the chain.

//Gyroscope pendant, almost finished, from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted

Most plusones: 45

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2016-08-12 14:19:04 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Polishing, tumbling, and then onto the chain.

//Gyroscope pendant, almost finished, from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted

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2016-08-21 22:03:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

While I've been working, Steve posted an update on the roof, with pictures of a bit of the damage we'll need to repair over on GoFundMe. Click through, scroll past the picture, and click "Updates" - it's the first one there.

It's worth noting that this house stood through Hurricane Charlie - it lost some shingles, and we suspect that this is what started this damage. The original owner didn't repair the shingles that came off well, and it caused the leak and beam damage.

That said, these beams are thicker and heavier than standard - they exceed code requirements for Florida! So, once repaired, the roof would mosty likely still survive a Cat 4 hurricane chewing it's way across the state again!

https://www.gofundme.com/2ks632c

While I've been working, Steve posted an update on the roof, with pictures of a bit of the damage we'll need to repair over on GoFundMe. Click through, scroll past the picture, and click "Updates" - it's the first one there.

It's worth noting that this house stood through Hurricane Charlie - it lost some shingles, and we suspect that this is what started this damage. The original owner didn't repair the shingles that came off well, and it caused the leak and beam damage.

That said, these beams are thicker and heavier than standard - they exceed code requirements for Florida! So, once repaired, the roof would mosty likely still survive a Cat 4 hurricane chewing it's way across the state again!

https://www.gofundme.com/2ks632c___

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2016-08-21 20:10:08 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

I've been saying I wasn't going to offer these. They take some serious time to get right, and I didn't think they'd do well - but after being asked repeatedly to make them available...

Here's the pre-order for Wind Earrings. Copper is shown, but silver is an option there too.

What do you think? Know anyone who'd wear them?

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/pre-order-wind-earrings/

I've been saying I wasn't going to offer these. They take some serious time to get right, and I didn't think they'd do well - but after being asked repeatedly to make them available...

Here's the pre-order for Wind Earrings. Copper is shown, but silver is an option there too.

What do you think? Know anyone who'd wear them?

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/pre-order-wind-earrings/___

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2016-08-21 19:04:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

My "day off" is spent updating my website and scheduling the rest of the week.

I wouldn't have it any other way right now.

Plus, I really like these new pillows.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product-category/printed-goods/home-accessories/

My "day off" is spent updating my website and scheduling the rest of the week.

I wouldn't have it any other way right now.

Plus, I really like these new pillows.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product-category/printed-goods/home-accessories/___

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2016-08-20 21:55:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

This was started by my husband.

It's not something I talk about a lot, but... we've been through hell and back, and are still fighting. We have the chance at a place of our own, but it needs a new roof, and the quotes are much, much higher than anticipated.

I'm not one to ask for help like this, but if you'd be willing to share, I know that he, and I, would appreciate the signal boost.

We're not dreaming of a mansion - but hopefully starting a small non-profit farm, and a place where I can get back to painting and making jewelry with space to work.

But first, we need a roof over our heads.

https://www.gofundme.com/2ks632c 

This was started by my husband.

It's not something I talk about a lot, but... we've been through hell and back, and are still fighting. We have the chance at a place of our own, but it needs a new roof, and the quotes are much, much higher than anticipated.

I'm not one to ask for help like this, but if you'd be willing to share, I know that he, and I, would appreciate the signal boost.

We're not dreaming of a mansion - but hopefully starting a small non-profit farm, and a place where I can get back to painting and making jewelry with space to work.

But first, we need a roof over our heads.

https://www.gofundme.com/2ks632c ___

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2016-08-20 03:04:47 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

After many, many, many requests... pre-orders for The Shanna Sets are available. 

After many, many, many requests... pre-orders for The Shanna Sets are available. ___

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2016-08-20 02:09:51 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2016-08-19 19:52:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

A handful of handcrafted fine silver washers for Shanna necklaces. They still need other bits added, but this is how they start!

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #smallbusiness #artistatwork 

A handful of handcrafted fine silver washers for Shanna necklaces. They still need other bits added, but this is how they start!

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #smallbusiness #artistatwork ___

2016-08-19 03:10:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Four Quirks of dozens ported over.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product-category/quirks-clothing/

Four Quirks of dozens ported over.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product-category/quirks-clothing/___

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2016-08-18 19:18:43 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Started a new Shanna (you know, that coin pearls and silver circles) set. The coin pearls I have on hand are slightly smaller than the last ones, so the silver parts are sized down to match, too. That means more parts overall, and a slightly more delicate feel. Not by much, but enough that I notice. Bright side? The inside is a half inch, even, which is definitely easier to remake.

Should I be listing pre-orders for this design now? The last time I made something and didn't expect anyone to want the design, everyone wanted one! (The copper and silver Twist rings!)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Started a new Shanna (you know, that coin pearls and silver circles) set. The coin pearls I have on hand are slightly smaller than the last ones, so the silver parts are sized down to match, too. That means more parts overall, and a slightly more delicate feel. Not by much, but enough that I notice. Bright side? The inside is a half inch, even, which is definitely easier to remake.

Should I be listing pre-orders for this design now? The last time I made something and didn't expect anyone to want the design, everyone wanted one! (The copper and silver Twist rings!)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-18 16:04:26 (10 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Dancing Hoops earrings in fine silver after a round in the tumbler and some hand polishing,before their last round in the tumbler. Ear wires are already made, so these will be going out in the mail as soon they come out of the tumbler!

Dancing Hoops earrings from AbigailMarkov.com.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Dancing Hoops earrings in fine silver after a round in the tumbler and some hand polishing,before their last round in the tumbler. Ear wires are already made, so these will be going out in the mail as soon they come out of the tumbler!

Dancing Hoops earrings from AbigailMarkov.com.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-18 16:04:12 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Working on the patina for a pair of copper Dancing Hoops earrings with Firescale Patina.

So close to caught up on orders!! Well, on schedule might be the better way of putting it. One order is going to take me a while longer yet (chain, of course) so the goal is just to be on target for completion on that one.

Made some progress on new Flame Painted Ribbon Cuffs, and am designing the next Chaos Cuff... Keeping fingers crossed I'll get to a point where I'm comfortable starting on new designs soon. Really soon, for my sake!

Shown: Dancing Hoops earrings from AbigailMarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #earrings #handcrafted 

Working on the patina for a pair of copper Dancing Hoops earrings with Firescale Patina.

So close to caught up on orders!! Well, on schedule might be the better way of putting it. One order is going to take me a while longer yet (chain, of course) so the goal is just to be on target for completion on that one.

Made some progress on new Flame Painted Ribbon Cuffs, and am designing the next Chaos Cuff... Keeping fingers crossed I'll get to a point where I'm comfortable starting on new designs soon. Really soon, for my sake!

Shown: Dancing Hoops earrings from AbigailMarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #earrings #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-16 19:53:44 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Replacing a link in a delicate double chain that wouldn't have held up as well as I want. Spotted the weak link while checking the whole chain for uneven links, so opting to replace it. It'll be some time, but to risk a broken link is risking the quality of my chain work & reputation.

No Bueno! ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Replacing a link in a delicate double chain that wouldn't have held up as well as I want. Spotted the weak link while checking the whole chain for uneven links, so opting to replace it. It'll be some time, but to risk a broken link is risking the quality of my chain work & reputation.

No Bueno! ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-16 19:07:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Back by popular demand - white and dark green Simple Pearl Drops.

I found a temporary source of white pearls, and found a small handful of green ones. (I also found other pearls that I'd love to get my hands on for other designs, but that's neither here nor there.)

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/simple-pearl-drops/

Back by popular demand - white and dark green Simple Pearl Drops.

I found a temporary source of white pearls, and found a small handful of green ones. (I also found other pearls that I'd love to get my hands on for other designs, but that's neither here nor there.)

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/simple-pearl-drops/___

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2016-08-16 01:13:42 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

New to the shop, but an old favorite: Florida Sunset, from Color Commentary!

(I've had one hell of a headache today, so I'm squeezing in computer work when I the headache won't let me work on jewelry.)

What do you think? Who loves pink and orange and yellows?


http://abigailmarkov.com/product/florida-sunset-signed-reproduction-poster/

New to the shop, but an old favorite: Florida Sunset, from Color Commentary!

(I've had one hell of a headache today, so I'm squeezing in computer work when I the headache won't let me work on jewelry.)

What do you think? Who loves pink and orange and yellows?


http://abigailmarkov.com/product/florida-sunset-signed-reproduction-poster/___

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2016-08-14 18:26:19 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

This is what 118 inches of single chain looks like.

For a wholesale order and collaboration, with just a few steps left before it's finished and shipped out.

My wrists are officially sore.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

This is what 118 inches of single chain looks like.

For a wholesale order and collaboration, with just a few steps left before it's finished and shipped out.

My wrists are officially sore.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-12 21:39:19 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 26 +1s; )Open 

Chain, chain, more chain. Close to 50 inches woven in the last 24 hours.

Shown: Single chain from Abigailmarkov.com. Lots of it.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Chain, chain, more chain. Close to 50 inches woven in the last 24 hours.

Shown: Single chain from Abigailmarkov.com. Lots of it.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-12 14:19:04 (21 comments; 0 reshares; 45 +1s; )Open 

Polishing, tumbling, and then onto the chain.

//Gyroscope pendant, almost finished, from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted

Polishing, tumbling, and then onto the chain.

//Gyroscope pendant, almost finished, from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #work #wip #handcrafted___

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2016-08-09 21:31:44 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

A day ahead in getting these up in the shop!

A day ahead in getting these up in the shop!___

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2016-08-09 17:38:15 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s; )Open 

Delicate Double photos, from Abigailmarkov.com

I have one more on order, almost finished. End caps, and making sure the links are behaving. 

Delicate Double photos, from Abigailmarkov.com

I have one more on order, almost finished. End caps, and making sure the links are behaving. ___

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2016-08-09 00:01:13 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

It's finally here: The Delicate Double chain.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/delicate-double-chain-commission-order/

It's finally here: The Delicate Double chain.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/delicate-double-chain-commission-order/___

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2016-08-08 18:54:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

When I hit a lull in jewelry, I REALLY need to get more prints listed. I have at least 100 I could get in there, and how many do I actually have available?

FOUR.

Oy, Abby. OY.

http://abigailmarkov.com/shop/printed-goods/posters-canvas/

When I hit a lull in jewelry, I REALLY need to get more prints listed. I have at least 100 I could get in there, and how many do I actually have available?

FOUR.

Oy, Abby. OY.

http://abigailmarkov.com/shop/printed-goods/posters-canvas/___

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2016-08-06 23:51:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 32 +1s; )Open 

Silver Dancing Hoops, freshly fused and hammered, heading into the tumbler.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #smallbusiness #earrings 

Silver Dancing Hoops, freshly fused and hammered, heading into the tumbler.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #silver #smallbusiness #earrings ___

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2016-08-06 18:39:58 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Inspired by stories of an octopus escaping his tank at night, Escape is an adorable but still just a little evil design for the days when you’re not quite committed to being full on evil, or just want to escape too.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/the-escape-womens-tank/

Inspired by stories of an octopus escaping his tank at night, Escape is an adorable but still just a little evil design for the days when you’re not quite committed to being full on evil, or just want to escape too.

http://abigailmarkov.com/product/the-escape-womens-tank/___

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2016-08-06 17:22:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s; )Open 

Dancing Hoops! Three wide open, featherweight copper hoops dance with each other with effortless abandon.

Like some twisted puzzle, each hoop goes through the other two as well as the solid center piece, before every single piece is fused closed. They typically hang flat, swinging open when you move.

Your choice of handcrafted fine silver (20 AWG) or fine gauge (22 AWG) niobium ear hooks. Fine silver shown.

//Soon on AbigailMarkov.com 

Dancing Hoops! Three wide open, featherweight copper hoops dance with each other with effortless abandon.

Like some twisted puzzle, each hoop goes through the other two as well as the solid center piece, before every single piece is fused closed. They typically hang flat, swinging open when you move.

Your choice of handcrafted fine silver (20 AWG) or fine gauge (22 AWG) niobium ear hooks. Fine silver shown.

//Soon on AbigailMarkov.com ___

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2016-08-06 02:18:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Well, damn! I got my first request for Creative Coaching on Simibi! Hah!

Didn't expect that!

https://simbi.com/abby-markov/welcome

Well, damn! I got my first request for Creative Coaching on Simibi! Hah!

Didn't expect that!

https://simbi.com/abby-markov/welcome___

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2016-08-05 19:30:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 23 +1s; )Open 

Gyroscopes - two pendants (the large ones) and a pair of earrings (smaller two.)

Finishing work up next.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes ##silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Gyroscopes - two pendants (the large ones) and a pair of earrings (smaller two.)

Finishing work up next.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes ##silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-05 18:08:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s; )Open 

Two more hook and eye clasps to make today, and then I'm caught up on findings needed for non-wholesale orders! These two are in the tumbler while I work on Gyroscopes from Abigailmarkov.com .

Cuffs are in progress outside too. Rings are sealing next. And then packing for shipping.

(Weekends are my busy days usually.)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Two more hook and eye clasps to make today, and then I'm caught up on findings needed for non-wholesale orders! These two are in the tumbler while I work on Gyroscopes from Abigailmarkov.com .

Cuffs are in progress outside too. Rings are sealing next. And then packing for shipping.

(Weekends are my busy days usually.)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-05 02:45:29 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 28 +1s; )Open 

Just putting the chain together, second of the day. Will shape most of the links once I know I have the length needed - a bit of a cheat that I can get away with on singles.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted 

Just putting the chain together, second of the day. Will shape most of the links once I know I have the length needed - a bit of a cheat that I can get away with on singles.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #handcrafted ___

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2016-08-02 22:45:34 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s; )Open 

Testing this style of end caps for the tiny double chains on my practice chain.

The brush is #000, for those who know brushes. It's my favorite for this kind of work, and amusingly enough, I got it off of Amazon... listed as a nail art brush. I was going to use it for nail are, but it turns out that nail art brushes are fantastic for metal clay and enamel work! ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #bifl #handcrafted #smallbusiness 

Testing this style of end caps for the tiny double chains on my practice chain.

The brush is #000, for those who know brushes. It's my favorite for this kind of work, and amusingly enough, I got it off of Amazon... listed as a nail art brush. I was going to use it for nail are, but it turns out that nail art brushes are fantastic for metal clay and enamel work! ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #bifl #handcrafted #smallbusiness ___

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2016-08-02 16:17:50 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 38 +1s; )Open 

Sealing some of the new copper pieces. Using Renaissance Wax on these, so the final owners can easily reseal their pieces down the road if they wished.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted #Tampa #florida #earrings 

Sealing some of the new copper pieces. Using Renaissance Wax on these, so the final owners can easily reseal their pieces down the road if they wished.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted #Tampa #florida #earrings ___

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2016-08-01 00:36:49 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 27 +1s; )Open 

Calling it a night here. These four will see more polishing later. Even with a face mask, my sinuses are irritated.
Time to make dinner for Steve and I and then rest dem bones.

I know it doesn't look like I've done much based on social media posts, but I've been keeping secrets. ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted #Tampa #florida 

Calling it a night here. These four will see more polishing later. Even with a face mask, my sinuses are irritated.
Time to make dinner for Steve and I and then rest dem bones.

I know it doesn't look like I've done much based on social media posts, but I've been keeping secrets. ;)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted #Tampa #florida ___

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2016-07-31 19:40:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Finished cutting and folding the copper sheet, now it's on to forming the curve of the cuff.

PS: The garage is hot as hell today.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted 

Finished cutting and folding the copper sheet, now it's on to forming the curve of the cuff.

PS: The garage is hot as hell today.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #cuff #handcrafted ___

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2016-07-31 17:44:17 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Each is one of a kind. They are living in the tumbler right now, getting their shine on.

//Twist ring from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #rings #handcrafted 

Each is one of a kind. They are living in the tumbler right now, getting their shine on.

//Twist ring from Abigailmarkov.com

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #rings #handcrafted ___

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2016-07-30 19:52:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Interesting bartering framework, though still pretty new. Seems to have potential!

https://simbi.com/abby-markov/welcome

Interesting bartering framework, though still pretty new. Seems to have potential!

https://simbi.com/abby-markov/welcome___

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2016-07-30 19:18:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

A whole slew of new bath & body pampering goodness from Posh's new catalog.

Love The Dark snarky and bath salts need to be in my life.

A whole slew of new bath & body pampering goodness from Posh's new catalog.

Love The Dark snarky and bath salts need to be in my life.___

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2016-07-29 19:32:45 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 20 +1s; )Open 

These are the first third of the links needed for my first wholesale chain order.

Because this one is also a collaboration with another jeweler, these will be made into specially requested lengths.

If it was a straight up wholesale order, I'd just spool the ordered length of chain. (Before anyone thinks about trying to order a necklace wholesale to save money - it's a minimum order of 100 inches per chain type to get the wholesale discount. ;) )

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #bifl #handcrafted #smallbusiness


These are the first third of the links needed for my first wholesale chain order.

Because this one is also a collaboration with another jeweler, these will be made into specially requested lengths.

If it was a straight up wholesale order, I'd just spool the ordered length of chain. (Before anyone thinks about trying to order a necklace wholesale to save money - it's a minimum order of 100 inches per chain type to get the wholesale discount. ;) )

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip #bifl #handcrafted #smallbusiness
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2016-07-28 19:36:47 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Now available for purchase! <3

Now available for purchase! <3___

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2016-07-27 23:27:34 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 39 +1s; )Open 

Just repairing links in-line on a 2.5mm chain. No big deal.

(okay, yeah, it's kinda a big deal. It requires putting in and fusing a brand new link without melting anything else. Fusing - NOT soldering.)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip

Just repairing links in-line on a 2.5mm chain. No big deal.

(okay, yeah, it's kinda a big deal. It requires putting in and fusing a brand new link without melting anything else. Fusing - NOT soldering.)

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip___

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2016-07-23 02:52:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

A quarter of a millimeter. For this chain, it makes all the difference between stiff and slinky.

Over a month in this piece already - it will become two chains when it's finished.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip

A quarter of a millimeter. For this chain, it makes all the difference between stiff and slinky.

Over a month in this piece already - it will become two chains when it's finished.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work #wip___

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2016-07-22 18:00:20 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 35 +1s; )Open 

Working my way through a three-day to do list.

Working on the sixth ring, and polishing work left on the four shown here. Another is sealing. Three commercially-made foxtail chains have been cut and end caps soldered on. Making the findings (clasps) next. Two sets of pearl drops are waiting on ear wires to come out of another tumbler. Copious amounts of my own chain links to cut and fuse. Cuff blanks to cut and fold. Mail to go out, too. Gyroscopes to make, silver to order.

Gonna be a busy weekend.

Should I add on a ring or Gyroscope for you?

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #silver #work 

Working my way through a three-day to do list.

Working on the sixth ring, and polishing work left on the four shown here. Another is sealing. Three commercially-made foxtail chains have been cut and end caps soldered on. Making the findings (clasps) next. Two sets of pearl drops are waiting on ear wires to come out of another tumbler. Copious amounts of my own chain links to cut and fuse. Cuff blanks to cut and fold. Mail to go out, too. Gyroscopes to make, silver to order.

Gonna be a busy weekend.

Should I add on a ring or Gyroscope for you?

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #copper #silver #work ___

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2016-07-21 18:39:22 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

July's Splurge is one of the massive Chunks, with a fragrance twist:

"Say “aloha” to daydreams of surf spray and cocoa buttered-bodacious skin. Wash gnarly feelings away with this righteously hydrating coconut oil, cocoa butter,and glycerin Chunk that will leave skin smelling of sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus. Make waves with this awesome Chunk for surfer girl sumptuous skin!

Fragrance: Totally awesome sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus."

July's Splurge is one of the massive Chunks, with a fragrance twist:

"Say “aloha” to daydreams of surf spray and cocoa buttered-bodacious skin. Wash gnarly feelings away with this righteously hydrating coconut oil, cocoa butter,and glycerin Chunk that will leave skin smelling of sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus. Make waves with this awesome Chunk for surfer girl sumptuous skin!

Fragrance: Totally awesome sweet plumeria with a twist of citrus."___

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2016-07-20 20:32:53 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 16 +1s; )Open 

Steve's settled in and napping through a bit of his chemo today, so I'm working on chain while he rests.

#markovjewelry #jewelry #jewelrygram #chain #silver #work #fuckcancer 

Steve's settled in and napping through a bit of his chemo today, so I'm working on chain while he rests.

#markovjewelry #jewelry #jewelrygram #chain #silver #work #fuckcancer ___

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2016-07-19 23:11:22 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 41 +1s; )Open 

Took a break from making chain links to polish this simple ring design a bit. I have a 9.5 and 10 US ring sizes in the tumbler now. The solder join isn't seamless - the twists don't line up perfectly, but there are no sharp edges or snags, so I'm happy.

Copper and fine silver. Will be sealed once they've tumbled and been polished satisfactorily.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes

Took a break from making chain links to polish this simple ring design a bit. I have a 9.5 and 10 US ring sizes in the tumbler now. The solder join isn't seamless - the twists don't line up perfectly, but there are no sharp edges or snags, so I'm happy.

Copper and fine silver. Will be sealed once they've tumbled and been polished satisfactorily.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes___

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2016-07-19 16:33:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Excerpt: There is a central paradox around loneliness. While it can lead towards very undesirable places (isolation, depression, suicide), it can also make us better observers of the social world. We can become more perceptive, more in charge of our own reality, as loneliness makes life compelling. Vitally, loneliness assures us that our life is our own. Historically – and mythically – it has been the singular and narrow path towards virtue, morality and self-understanding.

Not everyone safely returns from loneliness, but those who do – those who retreat into themselves and successfully reemerge into society – return with a far greater understanding of themselves and of others. In loneliness there is thus a balance to be struck; it poses at once the highest risk and the highest reward.

Of course, experiencing loneliness does not uniformly create virtuous and moral humans, butit has ... more »

Excerpt: There is a central paradox around loneliness. While it can lead towards very undesirable places (isolation, depression, suicide), it can also make us better observers of the social world. We can become more perceptive, more in charge of our own reality, as loneliness makes life compelling. Vitally, loneliness assures us that our life is our own. Historically – and mythically – it has been the singular and narrow path towards virtue, morality and self-understanding.

Not everyone safely returns from loneliness, but those who do – those who retreat into themselves and successfully reemerge into society – return with a far greater understanding of themselves and of others. In loneliness there is thus a balance to be struck; it poses at once the highest risk and the highest reward.

Of course, experiencing loneliness does not uniformly create virtuous and moral humans, but it has a variety of other benefits: according to a study published in 2015, feeling socially isolated (or on the social perimeter, as any outsider artist or writer might attest) leads to increased attention and surveillance of the social world and a heightened ability for observation.

Using electrical neuroimaging with a small test group, Stephanie Cacioppo, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago and her husband John, also at Chicago, found that participants who described themselves as particularly lonely reacted to pictures of threatening stimuli more than twice as fast as people who described themselves as non-lonely (in the lonely: about 116 milliseconds after stimulus onset; in thenon-lonely: about 252 milliseconds after stimulus onset). As John Cacioppo writes in a similar study, this suggests that lonely people’s ‘attention is drawn more to the distress of others’.

The fact that lonely people are more attentive to other people’s distress – principally on a subconscious level, as evidenced by the speed at which the reactions took place – implies that lonely people have a greater capacity for empathy. Ironically, it might be as a result of being lonely that one can better understand others and their social world.

The best creative minds and most charismatic people also tend to be rather lonely. Sharon H Kim, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore who focuses on individual and group creativity, recently found evidence that people tend to be more creative if they have been socially rejected. What is perhaps most interesting about Kim’s findings is that no actual social rejection has to have taken place; the creative need only feel rejected in some way. Creativity, Kim claims, stems from the ability to make unique connections, to bind together disparate information. Yet it is predominately the rejected and lonely who are able to best accomplish this. ‘Creative people are better at recognising relationships, making associations and connections, and seeing things in an original way  –  seeing things that others cannot see,’ writes the neuroscientist Nancy C Andreasen at the University of Iowa in an article for The Atlantic. Often, she notes, the sole way to access creativity, charisma and new ways of thinking is to experience loneliness.

In evolutionary terms, experiencing loneliness is a part of being human. Lonely, but not too lonely – a Goldilocks mixture that allows us to be at once our individual selves and a functioning part of a wider social sphere – is a key part of survival, according to a recent study from Pamela Qualter, a reader in developmental psychology at the University of Central Lancashire.

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2016-07-17 18:19:35 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s; )Open 

Flush.

<24ga/0.5mm jump ring trimmed and closed flush, ready for fusing.>

With 12+ per inch... I'd better get back to work.

Also, hiccups suck.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work



Flush.

<24ga/0.5mm jump ring trimmed and closed flush, ready for fusing.>

With 12+ per inch... I'd better get back to work.

Also, hiccups suck.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work

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2016-07-16 18:23:11 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Brand new chain link coil - ran out of links this week for this gauge. Because this gauge is so thin (.5mm) the jump rings are cut by hand with flush cutters, instead of with my electric jump ring saw.

I'll be cutting links for a few days, unless a chain commission comes in.

The final chain made with these links is ~2.5mm in diameter, and is a set of personal projects.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work 

Brand new chain link coil - ran out of links this week for this gauge. Because this gauge is so thin (.5mm) the jump rings are cut by hand with flush cutters, instead of with my electric jump ring saw.

I'll be cutting links for a few days, unless a chain commission comes in.

The final chain made with these links is ~2.5mm in diameter, and is a set of personal projects.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work ___

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2016-07-14 02:41:50 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

If you've ever seen (or have your own set of) my stacking rings, this chain weave is about the same size as one of them.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work

If you've ever seen (or have your own set of) my stacking rings, this chain weave is about the same size as one of them.

#MarkovJewelry #jewelrygram #jewelry #behindthescenes #chain #silver #work___

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2016-07-12 19:51:03 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

AND WE HAVE APPROVAL!

Now available for wearing/purchasing/hoarding: http://abigailmarkov.com/product/the-escape-nail-wraps/

AND WE HAVE APPROVAL!

Now available for wearing/purchasing/hoarding: http://abigailmarkov.com/product/the-escape-nail-wraps/___

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2016-07-12 05:16:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

I know I'm on the right track with this one when I just can't. Stop. Giggling.

When I explained the backstory of this one to Steve, he chuckled, shook his head, and told me I had issues.

As long as I finish this one, I will share the backstory that's given me the giggles. Cross my heart.

#art #wip #digitalart #drawing #Quirks 

I know I'm on the right track with this one when I just can't. Stop. Giggling.

When I explained the backstory of this one to Steve, he chuckled, shook his head, and told me I had issues.

As long as I finish this one, I will share the backstory that's given me the giggles. Cross my heart.

#art #wip #digitalart #drawing #Quirks ___

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2016-07-12 04:22:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Since painting isn't happening often, I made my Patreon supporters a Facebook banner with one of The Escape images. (The arguably most popular one. The blue one is up next.)

For the watermark free banner that you can use on your own Facebook profile, or to request the G+ version (since most of my Patreons are FB users) click the link and become a Patreon supporter!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/ooo-shiny-banner-6068280

Since painting isn't happening often, I made my Patreon supporters a Facebook banner with one of The Escape images. (The arguably most popular one. The blue one is up next.)

For the watermark free banner that you can use on your own Facebook profile, or to request the G+ version (since most of my Patreons are FB users) click the link and become a Patreon supporter!

https://www.patreon.com/posts/ooo-shiny-banner-6068280___

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