I love to knit and this shawl has kept me occupied for months! A pretty accessory can dress up the most basic outfit. My earrings were a Christmas gift from my husband. Cynthia at Antiquity Travelers on Etsy.com ( www.etsy.com/shop/AntiquityTravelers) made them up for me. They're green amethysts and mimic the color of my eyes (husband's remark - too cute!) Cynthia is a local jewelry artist in Connecticut and has a beautiful website. Shop locally whenever you can!