Monthly Archives: December 2008

Makeover – Bead Dreamer Style

I try very hard to create beautiful, unusual, artisan jewelry that meets a certain level of quality in design.  Most of the time I succeed.  Once in a while, I put something together, look at it later, and have the … Continue reading

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The Second Shadow Box Necklace

In between working on other pieces, and squeezing in tasks here at home, I have been working on the shadow box series and finished the second piece shown above.  I named the first shadow box necklace after my niece Haley.  … Continue reading

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Nandina

Right now it is winter where I live and anyone who knows me knows I prefer warmer weather.  I love it when the flowers are blooming, the leaves are out, and the world is alive with color. Winter has a … Continue reading

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My Top Five

These are my top five tips for artists, artisans, and craftspersons. Do what you love. If you love it, you will pursue it in a way that connects with your inner spirit.  If you are passionate about it, people will … Continue reading

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Concept

Quite some time ago, I got the idea to make a necklace from pieces of felt I bought at a local quilt show.  I remember being mesmerized by the colors and beauty of real wool felt.  Growing up, I knew … Continue reading

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The Daughter’s Pink Bracelet

This is the bracelet I made for my friend’s daughter.  I made a pink bracelet for my friend that kept being borrowed, so she requested one for her daughter. I had a little trouble finding the right focal beads but … Continue reading

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My Bead Stash

This is the cabinet where I store most of my beads.  Here you can see a good bit of them – not all.  I store them in divided plastic containers sorted by color.  In some cases, within a color range, … Continue reading

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