My New Site

Hello everyone. I have just become a seller of my jewelry on Amazon! I am excited about this. Amazon is the peak of popularity. Registering my site was a long, detailed process. I will give you the link to it at the end of this message. My daughter, Circe, helped me set it up and it took all day.

None of the pictures I currently have are in the proper form to list on Amazon, so she has had to correct them, a very time-consuming process. However, I have just listed 7 necklaces and 2 bracelets. You can see them now.
I have to wait until Circe finishes each picture and sends it to me. Then I can enter the details required by Amazon and put it up on my Amazon page.

I am in the process of listing new pieces almost every day so you should check out the listings fairly often.

Amazon does not provide a place for viewer notices, so I am not able to see how many visitors come to my site. That would be helpful for me, but it’s not available. So you can visit it undetected. You could email me with any comments you may have however at mizmlu@gmail.com.

Amazon site is: www.amazon.com/handmade/mizmlu

Sagittarius

SAGITTARIUS: Nov 22- Dec 21

The centaur is the symbol for this sign. In mythology, the centaur was half man and half horse, given to pursuing pleasure. Those born under this sign will love traveling, discovering new things, meeting new people, and learning new things. Because they are eager to experience new things, they are fun to be around. They are usually highly intelligent and enjoy the company of other intelligent people. Sagittarians are about the bigger picture and details often bog them down and bore them.

Their Fire sign is gentle, mystical and creative. Imagine stained glass with its brilliant, colorful light shining through the glass. Your jewelry will reflect this image with colors of lilac, mauve, purple, amethyst, violet, vermillion and midnight blue.
View the pieces from the astrological section in my Etsy shop to see what is right for you. Several choices are available, all with free shipping in the US. http://mizmlu.etsy.com

Next month is Capricorn beginning Dec. 22.

Two Men, a Zippo Lighter and Marilyn Monroe

This is a story about my late husband, his ingenuity, and his imagination.

My husband, Jim Denyer, was a newspaper reporter for the Los Angeles Examiner in 1962.  He and his long-time friend, Examiner photographer Clayton “Bud” Gray, were assigned to prowl the streets of LA during the night in their car and follow up on events that occurred, getting the story and pictures.

One night in August, 1962, they heard over their police radio that Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her home.  Knowing that her body would be taken to the morgue, they headed there hoping to get a picture. Upon arrival they just walked into the morgue. No one else was there, no police, and no other reporters.  They knew that pictures would not be allowed, so Bud hid his camera in his shirt.

They found the room where she was lying on a gurney with an attendant who questioned them as to whether they had a camera.  Of course, they denied they did.  However, Jim took out his Zippo lighter and kept clicking it open and closed.  The attendant apparently thought Jim was just nervous.  But the sound the lighter made disguised the click of Bud’s hidden camera and they got the picture which appeared on the front page of the Examiner the next morning. The picture only shows part of Marilyn’s foot at the end of the gurney.  It could have been anyone, although the attendant identified her for them.

The Examiner had the only picture of Marilyn and the 2 of them were congratulated.

I must add that this was 51 years ago and prior to today’s swarm of photographers who make life miserable for celebrities.  Getting that picture in today’s news would have been not only impossible, frowned upon if somehow taken, but then it was considered a creative coup.

Both men have since passed away.  The picture may still exist somewhere.

Handy necklace length guide picture

This picture shows exactly where each necklace length will drape on you.  It is very helpful in determining which necklace is right for your appearance.  It was shown in the latest copy of Fire Mountain Beads magazine and I pinned it on my Pinterest site under the necklace pin board.  http://bit.ly/HjSpzx

9/11 flag

Last week I was waiting in the outer office of my financial advisor when I noticed a large picture of the US flag on the wall. It was 3’ x 5’ and where the stripes were there was printed each name of the 2977 people who died on 9/11. It was an awesome sight. Once again I felt such personal agony for each of the families of those who died as well as the actual innocent people. That flag made an impression on me that again brought the tragedy so close, as if I had lost someone in my own family. It has been 10 years but the events of that day will never be forgotten. My sympathies go out again for those who were innocent victims and the torment that they and their families endured.
The framed flag has been hanging there for some time and when I commented on it to the receptionist, she began to cry. She said she couldn’t help it seeing it every day. We must never forget.