Monthly Archives: March 2010

Various Stages of “Started”

Most of us have tendencies in how we work, ebbs and flows, preferences, routines, needs for more or less order, whatever works for us.  For a long time, I worked in a very linear manner.  I started a piece and … Continue reading

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Not much jewelry today…

I got my taxes done and that was just about it.  I have a fairly simple life.  I work, I pay what they say I owe.  Nothing more complex than that.  But still, it takes time, precious time, to file … Continue reading

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Making Coins

I’m designing a necklace and I wanted to hang five silver coins along the front of the necklace.  I use actual coins quite a bit, but for this necklace I wanted to make the coins.  I wanted coins that looked … Continue reading

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Flower Pins

Flowers are everywhere this spring – pins, necklaces, earrings, and on clothing.  And why not, flowers are just plain pretty.  But, just because you’re wearing a flower pin like this one, doesn’t mean you can’t wear other pieces of jewelry. … Continue reading

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From Nora

My dear friend Val visited recently – we talked and laughed into the night.  She brought this pendant with her and asked if I would design a necklace for it.  It was a from the jewelry collection of her friend … Continue reading

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Mini Vacation

I spent the weekend in Virginia Beach, VA enjoying a wonderful and much-needed mini vacation.  I didn’t take any beads, but did take my laptop, some wire, and a few hand tools.  How wonderful it was to wake up on … Continue reading

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Ready for Spring

It has been such a harsh winter for so many of us – record snowfalls and cold, cold winds.  So, when Artbeads asked me to write about something with spring in mind, I was all too happy to do so. … Continue reading

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