Monthly Archives: September 2010

Feeling Flowerful

I know, I know.  It’s almost October and I should be thinking of autumn colors, of falling leaves, of pumpkins.  And I will.  But right this minute I want to hold onto September a little bit longer and think flowers. … Continue reading

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My Kind of Chocolate

OK, maybe I didn’t actually need more beads, but I splurged on these beauties anyway.  There are a lot of fresh water pearls out there and they vary in luster and quality.  These ones were a little pricey, but they … Continue reading

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Bead Museums

Today is free museum day, a day when many museums around the country open their doors to the public for free.  The photo above is from Picard Bead’s Museum located in Carmel, CA.  Picard has been a long time expert … Continue reading

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Fall Colors

When Artbeads asked bloggers to create jewelry using Pantone’s fall colors 2010 as inspiration, I was excited.   The colors have names like Endive, Purple Orchid, Lagoon, and Oyster Gray and they somehow manage to feel like fall without being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tapestry Bead Crochet

Lark Books sent me a copy of Ann Benson’s Tapestry Bead Crochet book to review.  I love beads and I know how to crochet a little bit.  By little bit, I mean that I can make a potholder and understand … Continue reading

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Bold Statements

According to MillionLooks, bold statement jewelry will be hot for fall 2010.  Statement jewelry, whether bold or quiet, and handcrafted jewelry go hand-in-hand, since many artisans like myself, seek to make something original, expressing their creativity, and giving the wearer … Continue reading

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The Bead Dreamer’s Blog Turns Two

It’s been two years today since I started this blog and it’s been a good year.  During this past year, I transitioned from a blog hosted by WordPress to one hosted by me with a gorgeous design that is all … Continue reading

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