Monthly Archives: October 2008

Lost and a Lot of Walking

Whenever I travel, in addition to looking for bead stores, I also search for galleries, shops, and studios that feature contemporary art and craft.  It is a special treat to find work from the hands of people that live in … Continue reading

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When you have a red spotted bead…

I bought the center red spotted bead quite a while ago.  In fact, I have three of them.  They have an old-world quality and luminosity to them that makes them endearing.  However, it took me a while to try and … Continue reading

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No Loose Ends

I completed the shadow box pendant and necklace. I have not named it yet, that will come. If you saw how it looked in my post Thread, Lots of Thread, you can see this piece has come a long way. I … Continue reading

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We are doing some landscape design – wanting more plants, more softness, more life – and came across this birds nest.  Birds nests are just plain amazing.  You can just imagine the bird – fretting about to find the perfect … Continue reading

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From idea…

to reality, can be quite a journey.  I have always wanted to learn to do metalwork and have had my share of ups and downs.  Anyone who read A Torch is a Girl’s Best Friend knows I’ve had my share of struggle … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

Nature gives us such a dazzling display this time of year; it’s easy to find sources of inspiration. These earrings were made using a traditional Russian beadweaving technique interpreted into an autumn tone color palate. It’s interesting that spending most … Continue reading

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Weekend Art Show

This past weekend, I attended the Port Warwick Art and Sculpture Show.  It is held every October and is a really delightful show.  The level of art and craftsmanship is always high and they also have entertainment and children’s activities.  I … Continue reading

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