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Instagram post 17867534656538097 The first rain of the season arrived yesterday, and man was it a blessing. It didn’t start until the afternoon, but the sky was gray and heavy with anticipation all morning. After 9 months of sunshine, the rain really does feel like a miracle. Finally, it’s officially the season, and for that I’m thankful. What are you thankful for?
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Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving weekend - aside from wolfing down mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, I’ll be finishing up new pieces for the Holiday Market in Felton this Saturday and the Crafters Fair at Nubo Brewing on Sunday. If you’re local, come say hi!
Instagram post 17878868485471461 Daly Grove, Eel River, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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#dalygrove #eelriver #humboldtredwoodsstatepark #redwoods #stand4redwoods #savetheredwoods #avenueofthegiants #holmes #humboldtcounty #california #divine_forest #tree_brilliance #raw_trees #oldgrowth #1635mmf4 #hdr #sunrise #autumn #complimentarycolor
Instagram post 17995671928066887 Okay, time for another self introduction… hey there! I’m Lia, the maker behind Sequoia Silver. Just one gal making jewelry, taking photos, packaging orders, and keeping this little handmade business going. It feels strange to talk about myself, as I’d rather hide behind my work or my dog (introverts, am I right?), but part of what’s cool about handmade is getting to know the artist. So… here I am. A few RANDOM things about me:
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I call California home, but also lived in France and Germany for some time. I also speak a little Italian and once taught myself Finnish. Don’t ask.
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My dog is Trudy and she’s our little munchkin. She’s a bit of a spaz, but also a couch potato, physically fearless but emotionally sensitive, somewhat reactive and insecure but loving and playful once you get to know her.
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I have a terrible long-term memory, but an excellent ability to memorize random numbers: phone numbers, license plate numbers, social security numbers, identification numbers of all kinds, you name it. Kind of a super power.
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I’m on the cusp of Aries and Taurus, and therefore often find myself torn between two modes of being, and just generally indecisive. I’m both messy and tidy, passionate and lazy, enthusiastic and reserved. Just depends!
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I love beginnings: fresh starts, New Years resolutions, springtime. I love starting things, and have a hard time finishing them. Just like I started this caption and I’m not sure how to end it. I’ll try to be better about sharing more of myself now and then, as a friendly reminder that there is a person behind all the jewelry!
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If you made it this far, now it’s your turn: tell me something RANDOM about yourself!
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#meetthemaker 
#bohemiansoul #naturegirl #embracingaslowerlife #slowdownwithstills 
#bedeeplyrooted #whimsicalwonderfulwild
#earthspirits #wildernessbabes #keepitwild #awakethesoul #livefolk #stand4redwoods #CAstateparks #giantsequoia #redwoods #bigtrees #sheexplores #naturegirl #leavenotrace #getoutside #mtnchicks #wildwomen #adventurelover #fromtheearth #adventureladies #wildfolk #slowlivingforlife  #findyourpark
Instagram post 17988631255258544 I love the dings and scratches in metal jewelry, the intentional and involuntary marks of human touch. From the strike of a hammer to the slip of a nail, or the brushed grooves of sandpaper across the surface. Each indentation recounts a moment in the process and the passage of time. .
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Treasures are heading out into the world today—excited for them to be received and worn and loved!
Instagram post 17889017506162657 100 is still young for a redwood. Happy centennial, savetheredwoods! 🌲#humboldtstate  #stand4redwoods
Instagram post 17916619246261602 Shop update in a few hours! Will be working on pricing and listing everything on Etsy this morning. A handful of necklaces, earrings, and a couple rings for ya. But before that, I need a big ol cup of joe and some doggy snuggles. I
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#bedeeplyrooted #whimsicalwonderfulwild #capturequiet #alifeofintention 
#livemoremagic #thesimpleeveryday #artofslowliving #stand4redwoods #redwoods
Instagram post 17973108067194864 Back in the Mountains. Taking a bit of a break from social media, occasionally popping in here and there but otherwise soaking in the alpine air and the fireplace and the trees. Whenever I’m up here everything seems to melt away, and I’m content to just be. It’s the perfect place to dream up new collections and envision goals, after which I’ll be feeling refreshed and eager to get back to the bench. But until then, I’m off to the woods to stroll among giants and let the dogs run. How are you spending your days before the new year?
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#embracingtheseasons #aseasonalshift #autumnmood #autumnforest #aseasonalyear #stand4redwoods #CAstateparks #forestdweller #forestlove #lostinthewoods #forestlife #walkinthewoods #inthewoods #forestmagic #mystoryoflight #aslowmoment #cornersofmyworld #createtoexplore #theoutbound #rusticdesign #natureonthepage #nativecreative #natureinspired #creativelifehappylife #creativeliving #pursuewhatislovely #naturelover #theslowdowncollective #seekinspirecreate #creativefolk
Instagram post 17976615064243600 I turn 32 today. Doesn’t feel much different from 31. But I say that every year, and yet somewhere along the way, I’ve changed. 
What are you up to this fine Saturday?
Instagram post 17850431497342407 I realized that the tree shape in these pendants resembles a coastal redwood more than a giant sequoia, so I’m calling these redwood pendants from now on, cuz I’m a nerd who pays attention to things like that. .
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Besides, redwoods and sequoias are in the same family, and the only two species in the sequoia genus! Two [trees] in a pod. Too much info, or are you just as excited to learn about redwoods as I am? 🤪
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Tomorrow is the LAST day to snag one of these redwood pendants for 30% off! Only two left!
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#treelover #treehuggers #redwoods #redwoodtrees #artofslowliving #keepitwild #slowlivingforlife  #outdoortones  #mountainlife  #thewildnesstonic #quietinthewild #stand4redwoods #forestdweller #forestlove #lostinthewoods #forestlife #walkinthewoods #inthewoods #forestmagic #aslowmoment #cornersofmyworld #createtoexplore #nativecreative #natureinspired #creativelifehappylife #creativeliving #naturelover #theslowdowncollective #seekinspirecreate #creativefolk
Instagram post 17908824244283491 During and after grad school, I lived in France and Germany for a few years, studying literature and teaching language. I drifted through the streets of Lyon and the forests of Heidelberg, reflecting on where I wanted to go in life, and where I wanted to call home. Ironically, by leaving home to live abroad, I discovered that home had been there all along; I  just needed a new perspective in order to truly recognize and appreciate it. .
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I’m curious about the places you’ve lived in—have you been in one spot for a while, or moved around a bit? Do you prefer a more nomadic or rooted lifestyle? .
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P.S. How badass is that giant sequoia stump??
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#fromtheearth #awakethesoul #wildwoman #naturegirl #wildfolk #bedeeplyrooted #earthspirit #folkandstory #thesimpleeveryday #forestdweller #lifelivedbeautifully  #embracingaslowerlife #lovetrees #gowildlyandslow #botanicaldreamers #outdoortones #myquietbeauty #slowlived #bohemiansoul #hippielife #naturechild #smallmoments #ardentfinds #livecreative #stand4redwoods #castateparks #bigtrees #giantsequoia #outdoorlife
Instagram post 18016892740097264 Getting sick is your body’s way of telling you to slow down, pay attention. It forces you to put life on hold while your body and mind recalibrate. I’ve been working on a new collection, currently on hiatus while I recover. But I can’t wait to share sneak peeks when I’m up and running again. In the meantime, I’ll be in my jammies sipping on broth and hiding under blankets, soaking in the healing vibes of the forest around me. Wishing you a healthy and productive week 💚
Instagram post 18012061762081620 Mother of the Forest. The story of this tree is actually quite heartbreaking. Every time I pass by her, I pause for a moment of silence and respect. In real life, this tree is a tall, blackened stump, what remains after European settlers stripped her of her bark in 1854, which they used to reassemble the tree for exhibits around the world. Crews of men worked for months to peel away her bark. Thousands of people went to the exhibits to gape at the size and beauty of this magnificent tree, while back at home, the living tree had been left completely wounded. Sequoias are naturally resistant to fire, but having lost her protective outer bark, she was defenseless against a fire in 1908. .
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But while this is a story of greed and carelessness, it is also a story of hope, for there were many advocates at that time who were outraged by these acts of vandalism. Stories like these are what prompted conservation efforts, and it’s the reason we fight today to protect our natural treasures. Mother of the Forest serves as a symbol of hope and connectedness, a reminder to be steadfast in your commitment to your highest self.
Instagram post 18004974859144703 The Twins. These trees have grown so close together, the bottom 50 feet of their trunks merged into one. These trees are a token of friendship, and a reminder that no matter what, we’re not alone.
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Big Trees collection coming to the shop this Saturday 🌲
Instagram post 17864505040571774 Reminiscing about long weekend road trips up and down the North Coast #MagicMonday 📷William Solow 📍Sinkyone land
Instagram post 17845005595835505 “Oh, you know, just basking in my own radiance. NBD.” -General Sherman tree 📍Western Mono/Monache land
Instagram post 18037909636178342 The forest, the mountains, the ocean… always seem to course correct a mind that has gone askew. It’s good stuff if you pay attention to it, even for just a moment.
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Beautiful red clay mountain mug by pitchpinepottery.
Instagram post 18083621965185016 Working on listings for Friday’s shop update, along with various projects currently on my bench. It’s been a whirlwind lately, in a good way! I’m looking forward to the quiet of after-Christmastime, that period of reflection and regrouping before the New Year. I have ideas and plans I’m excited to get to, plus a deep clean of my studio, which is a (beautiful) mess. But until then, there’s still work to do - work I’m so grateful for. .
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Yesterday I dropped off last weekend’s orders at the post office, so packages should be arriving later this week. I can’t seem to say thank you enough to fully express my gratitude, but know that your kind words and support are sincerely appreciated! .
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What are your plans for the holidays? I’ll be heading to the Sierras as usual - can’t wait to let the doggies run around in the snow ⛄️
Instagram post 17992608565256002 As a kid, we often drove up to the Sierras to spend our vacations. The mountains provided solace and retreat from our busy lives. We’d visit the sequoia groves and stand humbled beside their massive trunks, which soared to unfathomable heights. I walked by the same trees year to year—the Old Bachelor with his knotted branches and the Twins, who grew so close together their trunks merged. These trees became familiar, like old acquaintances. Certain trees just leave an impression you, don’t they. Is there a tree like that for you?
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Sterling silver and emerald, hand built with love. Summer collection available later this month ☀️🌲
Instagram post 17983717111234578 Making more sequoia and redwood pieces for all you tree lovers. I’ve got some simpler pieces like these classic sequoias and other previous designs, along with a new collection of statement pieces coming soon. Who’s in the mood for trees?? 🙋‍♀️
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The one year anniversary of my shop is also coming up — I’ll be doing something a little special for that, so stay tuned!
Instagram post 17852159767425366 The roots gang! Managed to finish two more pieces in between market prep and customs. These were all very experimental, playing with layers and texture, a creative project without much of a plan. Sometimes you need a little play time in the studio! Available this Thursday, May 23. Which one is your favorite?
Instagram post 17844750016640486 Seasonal changes are subtle in California. But they’re there. If you open your senses, you’ll notice the mornings getting crisper, the fog more persistent and the light more golden. The scent of dried redwood sprigs and eucalyptus. Turbulent ocean waves and rolling yellow hills. Ever so gently, fall makes its entrance.
Instagram post 17857573795630281 Real or optical illusion? #giantsequoia #protectaldercreek 📷Victoria Reeder 📍Yokut and 📍Tübatulabal lands
Instagram post 17853098371702263 For #GivingTuesday, our nonprofit The Just Thanks Organization is committing to donating $25,000 to the savetheredwoods's mission to buy Alder Creek, the most significant giant sequoia conservation project there is today.

This project is near and dear to our hearts living here in California and experiencing nature on a scale we could never fathom growing up on the east coast. We've witnessed the changes brought on by climate change over the past 20 years firsthand - it's time to chip in and take action.

A giant community effort 🙏 stay tuned for ways to get involved and donate! #2020Visions
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And once we reach our goal, we'll be able to officially name one of the trees in the reserve - let's start brainstorming! 💚
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#STS9 #JustThanks #2019 #AlderCreek #Stand4Redwoods
Instagram post 18083954950187227 Otherworldly #giantsequoia #protectaldercreek #sequoiasnowday #givingtreesday 📍Yokut and 📍Tübatulabal lands
Instagram post 18103618786075977 Our home on wheels among giants! 🌲 These are our must-stops on one of America’s most iconic highways.
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🌲 Founder’s Grove: Sometimes those 1 mile nature trails are real gems. If you only have one stop to walk among Redwoods, pick this one! The Founders Tree was once the world’s tallest known tree (346 ft) & the fallen Dyerville Giant is fascinating to explore.
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🌲 Redcrest: This tiny town is a great pick for gift shops and wood carving art. Don’t miss the Eternal Treehouse & Bigfoot!
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🌲 Drive-through trees: If you’re interested in that, you’ll find one in Myers Flat. But they make us sad or maybe we’re bitter because our truck wouldn’t fit anyway. 😂
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🌲 Miranda: Great tiny town to grab lunch! We recommend Redwood Palace or Avenue Cafe.
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🌲 Most of all, the best Redwoods experience is being surrounded by the majestic trees on the road & surrounding trails.
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roadtrippers had a great guide to help us plan. P.S. Yes, Avenue of the Giants is RV accessible if you’re under 33 ft kingpin to end! But we toured in just our truck so we could easily make stops. We popped back onto the Avenue with our fifth wheel on our way south to capture this photo! 😍
Instagram post 17868908656524152 🌲 I asked a ranger what the redwoodnps highlights are. “Big trees,” he said. I asked him if any of the trees were particularly notable. “All of them,” he said. 😂
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Well after hiking Boy Scout Tree trail, which the ranger & some of you recommended, I see his point. We saw amazing sequoias at Yosemite, but the Redwood forest feels even more humbling. While there’s not a lot of redwood forests, there’s a lot of Redwoods in the forest. You’re surrounded by 300+ ft. trees. You’re a tiny creature passing through for the briefest moment in these magnificent & ancient living things 1000+ year lives.
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You will see bigger trees on Tall Trees Grove trail, but we preferred Boy Scout Tree Trail because you will be more immersed in Redwoods. Easy, 5.3 mi round trip. The dirt road drive to the trailhead is equally breathtaking.
Instagram post 17969577733249092 Beneath the forest floor, a web of roots supports the life above it through interconnected channels of communication. A forest is the epitome of harmony, an environment where thriving depends on the wellbeing of the collective. When one tree struggles, the rest provides. Roots are the root of it all—the source of nourishment, information and exchange.
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I’m starting a collection of roots-inspired pieces to honor those unseen forces that make life possible, and to serve as a reminder to plant your own roots in healthy soil, where they can grow and mingle with the roots of others. A small batch will be released later this month.
Instagram post 18082196614135623 Guess what, friends 😁 The Bently Foundation was so wowed by your generous contributions to our Alder Creek fund on #GivingTreesday last week that they decided to double down—or we should say quintuple down—on their match! Yup, they will continue to match gifts up to $250,000! So spread the word if you can. I mean, isn’t this super attractive forest worth it? Thank you all again! 📷Victoria Reeder 📍Yokut and 📍Tübatulabal lands
Instagram post 18087240319137173 With all the giant sequoia love lately, don’t think we forgot about our first love, coast redwood. Love you forever, Sequoia sempervirens #firstlovefriday 📍Kashia land
Instagram post 18116533324057808 🌲 This trail is home to the tallest trees in the WORLD!
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While visiting redwoodnps we started researching where the tallest tree in the world is, because wouldn’t that be a neat thing to see! Well, we discovered that the world’s tallest known tree (379 ft tall!) is located about half a mile from this trail...and it’s location is undisclosed. Turns out naturalists stopped revealing the locations of the world’s tallest trees for their protection because people are disrespectful assholes.
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Now, you can easily find directions to visit this tree online, but please don’t. People keep going off trail to find this tree & other tallest trees. In the process they destroy the vegetation beneath the tree that’s essential to its health. The trails & ranger instructions in our national parks don’t exist to limit our exploration. They exist to preserve these precious places for future generations.
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Besides, on this trail you will see many trees over 350 ft tall and TRUST ME your wee human eyes will not be able to perceive the difference of that extra 40 feet. 😂 Allow yourself to be humbled to by these majestic trees & stop turning it until a 🍆 measuring contest. 😆 The trees sure don’t care!
#savetheredwoods
Instagram post 17907007819373401 This batch of rings is headed out the door today, and I’m feeling so grateful. Grateful to be creating, learning, and connecting. I don’t know if it’s just the nature of this time of year, but things feel so messy right now. I’m trying not to let the clutter of life and unfinished business get to me, and trying to stay focused on moving forward, one step at a time. So when things do get finished, and when I can check even just one thing off the to do list, it feels sooooo good. That’s not to say there isn’t a million other things to tackle right after, but for just a moment, I’ll bask in the satisfaction of having accomplished something, no matter how small. Here’s to a productive start of a new week - what are you planning to get done today?

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