Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bead Blogger Links

It’s been a tasty week full of beady goodness. Here are links from awesome bead bloggers. Click. Read. Bead. The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Want to win some FREE ImpressArt metal stamps from PJ Tool & Supply? Andrew … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Thank you Shannon DzikasĀ for including my Road Trip bead in your curated list. We all need to hit the road from time to time. Love vintage? Check out Shannon Dzikas’ fabulous vintage finds in her Etsy shop.

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Bead Soup – It’s Party Time!

I really love participating in Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup. I get to meet and exchange goodies with another jewelry designer. My partner is the lovely Cory Celaya and chances are we never would have connected without Bead Soup. And I … Continue reading

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Beads, Leather and Chain

Those all sound like good things, right? I’m almost suffering from too many choices I brought back so much loot from Tucson. And I have ideas for everything. I heard someone recently describe it as a log jam – when … Continue reading

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Making Head Pins

Head pins are one of those staples in jewelry making that you just have to have. I remember when I first started making jewelry and heard that people made jump rings or head pins – I wondered why. I mean, … Continue reading

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Fabulous Find

I snagged this belt buckle at Preen in Tucson and can’t want to turn it into jewelry. Yes, it would be awesome on a belt. But I don’t make belts so that’s not what’s going to happen here. I will … Continue reading

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The Beauty of What You Love

I set out to make this necklace to honor and accent this beautiful bird pendant from Green Girl Studios. I felt the pendant wanted me to use a light hand in making the necklace. I decided to make a necklace … Continue reading

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Bead Blogger Links

It’s been a busy week, beading, blogging, and just living life. Click. Read. Bead. The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew gets in touch with his inner “Calder” and hammers some wire with Kate McKinnon and Dustin Wedekind. Earthenwood … Continue reading

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Signs of Awakening

Even though it’s cold and a little gray today, there are tiny signs of spring’s arrival. You have to look for them because they are small, but they are there. The picture on the left shows the tiniest buds on … Continue reading

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Soft Subtleties

This necklace has a quiet, soft color palette. Jewelry with a lot of contrast and colors is beautiful. But so is working with a smaller color palette or even a single shade and using shape and texture and finish to … Continue reading

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