Author Archives: charlenesevier

Druzy and Beady Links

Druzy seems to continue its popularity and I think the little pieces of gold trimmed loveliness are just wonderful. Sometimes I think all a piece of druzy needs is a simple chain. This time, I wanted to do more. I chose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Photo Guide to Making Jewelry (2nd Edition)

Tammy Powley knows a lot about jewelry making and this is her newly published second edition. She starts off with the basics – jewelry tools, findings and supplies. Next is a section on techniques like securing bead tips, knotting between … Continue reading

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Art Lifts Us Up

I was in Richmond, VA this weekend for my son’s wedding. During the day, Chris and I walked around and explored the city. I love navigating city’s on foot when I can. Rather than driving by in a whiz, I … Continue reading

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Of Faces and Fairies

I love these! Handmade ceramic pendants and charms with faces pressed into them. I was included in a treasury and was working on promoting it when I looked at one of the listings in the treasury and thought – are those … Continue reading

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Green Girl Goodies

I bought a big bag of pendants from Green Girl Studios and this is the first necklace I’ve made so far. I love the little frog and decided on beads in green, yellow, and brown tones. Here are some of the other pieces … Continue reading

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Sitting Buddha Pendants

As soon as I saw these pendants featuring the rustic carved image of nine sitting Buddhas, I had to have them. Don’t they look like something from an archaeological dig in a faraway place? Like something from ages long past. My … Continue reading

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Beaded Bracelet

I’ve had the brown shell rectangle piece for quite a while. One of those pieces that you like, but don’t quite know what to do with it. I kinda thought I’d use it as a frame somehow but when I … Continue reading

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Spring Tease

The past few days were warm. Sunday I was able to get some new plants and flowers in the ground. Monday was mild. Tuesday, very rainy but warm still. And then overnight, a cold blast arrived from somewhere bringing temps … Continue reading

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Photo Backgrounds

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve changed the backgrounds I use for photos in my Etsy shop. There was my initial didn’t have a clue phase, then my romantic phase, followed by a stark white phase, then a … Continue reading

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Bracelet Re-Do

I love making dark brass wire bracelets with little focal points. But, I have been doing it for a while and some of them are starting to look a little plain. So I decided to jazz some of them up … Continue reading

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