Monthly Archives: December 2009

Beaded Tassels

Beads are fabulous for making jewelry, but their usefulness does not end there.  Beads are also great for making tassels and beaded trim that can be used to decorate clothing and home accents.  I made the tassel that adorns this … Continue reading

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Gemstone as a Microcosm?

This is one of the newest additions to my bead stash – a huge strand of carnelian shapes from the early to mid-1900’s.  It’s hard not to respond to the sheer mass of the strand, it’s about 42 inches long, … Continue reading

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Twigs and Leaves in Silver and Glass

I’m still working hard on setting things – gemstone, glass, shell, rocks, you name it.  And, I’m branching out with the settings.  This necklace is one of my newer designs and I just loved putting it together.  I started with … Continue reading

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Three of My Favorites

It’s almost Christmas, it’s cold, and I’m enjoying time spent sketching out new designs, soldering, working on a bracelet, and contemplating the design of a necklace that is almost done.  My tree is up and I love turning the lights … Continue reading

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A Strand Uncut

This strand of beads belonged to my dear friend Frances Wright.  Frances loved beads and jewelry making, had a huge wonderful personality, and was one of those people who always made you laugh so hard you had tears in your … Continue reading

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Bugle Bead Bonanza Book Winner

A reader whose screen name is beadnfun is the winner of a signed copy of Bugle Bead Bonanza from Lark Books.  I’m sure they will have lots of fun with bugle beads and the projects in this book.  I’ll put … Continue reading

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Cowboy Hats and Lemonade

I’ve been in a de-cluttering mood lately.  I’m pretty neat, so my clutter situation is not that bad.  But, I do have some boxes with things I could stand to go through and one closet that is on the questionable … Continue reading

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