Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Awareness Ribbons

We’ve all heard of and/or seen Awareness Ribbons. These are the colored ribbons that stand for various causes and meanings. 

The Awareness Ribbon trend was most likely inspired by the song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” which was a number one hit 44 years ago in April 1973. The song writer said the idea for the song was inspired by a tale of a Civil War soldier who had written to his girl and asked her to "tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree" if she wanted him to come back to her; the details were modernized a bit to fit contemporary times. The song and its idea has been so popular that it has been covered by dozens of artists since it first came out.  

During the time of the Iran Hostage situation, people began putting yellow ribbons around trees to express their hope that the hostages would be released and returned safely home.  The concept really blossomed from there – yellow ribbons, pink ribbons, red ribbons, blue ribbons, and more – so far, I have found almost fifty different colors or color combinations of ribbon that represent hundreds of social and medical awareness causes!

That original yellow ribbon, besides being a general symbol for Hope, may also represent  Deployed Military, POW/MIA, Suicide Prevention, Adoptive Parents, Amber Alerts (missing children) as well as Bone Cancer, Osteosarcoma, Endometriosis, Microcephaly, Spina Bifida, or Hydrocephalus.

Stay tuned, because in the coming weeks I'll be sharing more information about Awareness Ribbons, and offering new pieces so you can represent your cause.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sunset Collection - Items set for Retirement

This lovely Amethyst bracelet is in the "Sunset Collection," which means it's about to be retired. If you love it, you should grab it now, because everything in the current Sunset Collection will go away at the end of the last day of September. So take a look, check this piece out, look around - the Sunset Collection will turn into a Pumpkin at midnight on September 30.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hold Your Hair up in an Unusually Pretty Way

Lovelies winging their ways....
Lovelies winging their ways....

Green Glass Nugget Hair Comb
...Three packages of lovely items on their ways to three happy customers!  

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Zippy Bags

Zippy bags at Eight Susquehanna
Zippy bags at Eight Susquehanna!
Little Zippy Bags.  

These things are so useful! I use tons of them in my studio and business, and also offer them for sale in other places.
Some of my customers have said, "Gee, Vicki, why do we have to go hither and yon to find those little zippy bags? Why don't you just put them right on your main website? Give us some one-stop shopping!" After yet another one of these discussions, I thought, sure, why not - so you will now begin to be able to find them right at EightSusquehanna.com under the ZIPPY BAGS tab! 

You're welcome :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Lapiz Lazuli Barrette with Butterfly BA1583

BA1583 Lapiz Lazuli Barrette with Butterfly BA1583

This is a 60mm (2 3/8 inch) barrette for your hair, wrapped in Lapiz Lazuli nuggets with iridescent "carnival glass beads and coordinating wire, with an iridescent butterfly Czech glass accent bead.

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