Monthly Archives: April 2011

Torch Song Trilogy

I am so tired. Classes do this to me. I am normally able to work a full day and still have plenty of energy for a busy evening. Put me in a creative or artistic class and I come out … Continue reading

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Etching Copper

I am just thrilled to have taken a class in etching metal. Here’s the piece I made. My first etched piece ever. Sherri Haab taught the class and not only was everyone successful with their etching, Sherri’s process does not … Continue reading

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It’s a Jungle Out There

I was just delighted to see my elephant charms included in this jungle theme collection created by Catch Some Raes. She makes lovely cards, many of them with buttons, flowers and other elements that add dimension and detail.

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Jewelry Tools: Bench Shear

This was a serious splurge and I don’t regret it for one minute. I cut a lot of metal and working with a new sheet of metal is like breaking in new shoes. At first it’s too large for my … Continue reading

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Vintage and Vintage Inspired Jewelry Components

Artbeads asked bloggers to create jewelry using either antique or vintage jewelry components or modern components with a vintage feel. My necklace has both. The six components above the pendant are from Artbeads new Kabela Design jewelry components. The pendant … Continue reading

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Book Review: 500 Silver Jewelry Designs

This book is not an instructional guide and it has no projects. It is like walking into a beautifully curated museum show and looking at piece after piece after piece or amazing silver jewelry. You read the artist’s name, the … Continue reading

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Bead Blogger Links

It’s a beautiful day to create something. Get inspired. Click. Read. Bead. Art Bead Scene Here’s a fresh idea for spring – a garden gate clasp. Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva Cindy’s made some new blush pink drops, come see … Continue reading

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