Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bead Table Wednesday 3-30-11

Photos of my actual bead table were just coming out too dark and terrible, so I moved some of the stuff to my light box. I do want my blog to be a pleasant place to visit and dark, horrible … Continue reading

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Personal Color Wheel

Many artists and artisans use a color wheel when making design choices. I don’t have a physical color wheel. I have one in my head that I use at times. Other times, color decisions are just based on gut. I’ve … Continue reading

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Frog Necklace

The initial draft version of this necklace started out very differently. Years ago I used to design necklaces on a beading board, but stopped once beading wire like Soft Flex and Beadalon came on the scene. Now I use a … Continue reading

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Bead Blogger Links

Lots of beady goodness and spring is in the air. Click. Read. Bead. The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton To celebrate National Craft Month, Andrew guest blogs for Beaducation. Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done! … Continue reading

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skill + balance

Kate pulled out a deck of cards and asked us each to select one. I’m not sure what kind of cards these were, but the card I selected said “Skill and Balance.” I’ve been working hard on my jewelry skills … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vintage Jewelry Design

Vintage Jewelry Design is a thoughtful and informative book that covers jewelry from the 1890’s to the present time. The major trends of each decade are presented along with information on cultural events that influenced those trends. It is interesting … Continue reading

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Spring is here and I am so glad. It is wonderful to see the world awakening and to see the flowers bloom. The birds seem happy and I’m not even going to tell you what two squirrels were doing on … Continue reading

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