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I live in San Diego. I never thought I’d live in Southern California. But after college in New England, I was offered a job here in San Diego and well, I accepted it. I met my husband within the first year and planted my family roots. I am planted firmly. We live in the hills just north of downtown and still get to enjoy the ocean breezes each afternoon.

The air in San Diego is amazing. I remember when I first moved here - every day the air smelled of flowers. We planted three types of jasmine in our yard and throughout the day the scents change.

The colors in San Diego are amazing. The ocean is blue and speckled with kelp like true turquoise, the cliffs are striped red and brown like the color of agates and the fields change colors throughout the year. The greens of the grasses, purples of wild lupine and oranges of th…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 5
  • Joined January 23, 2012

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Natural Stones, Semi Precious Gems, Silver, Love

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About

I live in San Diego. I never thought I’d live in Southern California. But after college in New England, I was offered a job here in San Diego and well, I accepted it. I met my husband within the first year and planted my family roots. I am planted firmly. We live in the hills just north of downtown and still get to enjoy the ocean breezes each afternoon.

The air in San Diego is amazing. I remember when I first moved here - every day the air smelled of flowers. We planted three types of jasmine in our yard and throughout the day the scents change.

The colors in San Diego are amazing. The ocean is blue and speckled with kelp like true turquoise, the cliffs are striped red and brown like the color of agates and the fields change colors throughout the year. The greens of the grasses, purples of wild lupine and oranges of the California poppy all influence my artwork.

I started Ugly Dog Trading Co because I had an uncontrollable need to make things and because I wanted to share what I made and how I saw the world around me. I love necklaces. I really do. I especially love a big bold statement necklace. I think necklaces draw attention to your face and bring out the beauty and color in each of us. Everyone makes a statement and is a reflection of the world around them. Each necklace (or earring or bracelet) I make is a reflection of me and my statement and influenced by the beauty in the world, in everything and everyone around me.

Ugly Dog Trading Co. is “named” for my dog, Penelope Topanga Ojai Winn. She is one fantastic boxer. No, I don’t really think she’s ugly- in fact, she is beautiful inside and out. She loves kids, the beach, the sun and chasing bunnies. She has big lips. And Penny makes me smile every day.

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