Monthly Archives: August 2009

This is Signature

One of my clients requested a bit of custom beadwork for a sweater she had just purchased.  She got the sweater from Cache and it is a really unique design.  It originally had a piece of gold-plated chain where you … Continue reading

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Cool Tools

Making jewelry from metal sheet means drafting or sketching the items out on paper first.  Templates can be very helpful in this process.  However, most of the ones I’ve seen are either basic geometric shapes or shapes geared towards office … Continue reading

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Ruffles and Jewelry – Why Not?

This summer I saw a lot of ruffles on women’s clothing, and I’m seeing them again this fall.  I think they’re so pretty and one of my favorites is this shirt from J Crew.  It manages to mix the girliness … Continue reading

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Seeing Things Differently

A really long time ago, there was a period when I made themed pins – school, beach, garden, etc.  I enjoyed it, but then moved on to different styles.  Fast forward to the present and one of the things I … Continue reading

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Bead Shopping

If you’re ever on route 301 in the stretch between Port Royal, VA and La Plata, MD – stop by Terry’s Treasures.  It’s a fabulous bead store  that rivals bead stores in much larger cities.  Terry’s Treasures has everything – … Continue reading

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Project Runway – Let’s Accessorize

I’m a big Project Runway fan and like millions of other viewers was so excited that the series finally was back on the air.  I think what I like about it most is seeing the creative process as the very … Continue reading

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Powerful. Win.

I like a certain mint and it comes in a little tin.  Once the mints are gone, the tins just don’t look like something that should be thrown away – they look useful, they look open to the idea of … Continue reading

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