Monthly Archives: August 2011

Button and Dark Metal Earrings

I’ve always liked incorporating buttons into my jewelry and I think it can be done no matter what style of jewelry you make – well, almost. Right now, I am still in my dark metal phase and found a way … Continue reading

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Meet my Bead Soup Partner

Her name is Amanda Cargill Austin and she’s from Oregon. Without Bead Soup, we never would have known each other. It’s nice to have a way to connect with another jewelry designer. Amanda has a lovely blog called Sea Shore … Continue reading

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Bird Coin Necklace

This is the first coin I ever cut out. When I took a class that showed me how to use a jeweler’s saw, one of the assistants showed a coin he had cut out and I was just in awe. … Continue reading

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Being Ready

From what I have learned about marketing, one of the the first steps is being ready. Not ready to quit your day job or ready to sell a zillion widgets. But having a site that is ready to receive the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway

I’m delighted to review Margot Potter’s new book – New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry. Don’t we all love learning new techniques and exploring new ways to do things? Even more exciting – I’ve got a copy to give … Continue reading

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Long Days of Summer Jewelry Challenge

This is the first jewelry challenge and blog hop I have ever hosted. I’m excited about it and pleased to have some super sweet jewelry designers and bloggers join me. My inspiration was this mermaid image of a woman curled … Continue reading

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Bead Table Wednesday 8-10-2011

I do not want to have a ka-tillion projects going on at any one time, but I usually do. I tell myself as soon as I clear the table of the ones that are out, that I’ll work in an … Continue reading

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