Monthly Archives: May 2011

Book + Alphabet

My first book. Creamy paper with an enameled front and back cover. This morning, my thoughts were on the work for the day. I knew I wanted to integrate writing into the enameled pieces I did. The presence of writing, … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Black and White Sgraffito

I’ve had some difficult first days in the studio at Penland, but today was not one of them. I like the group of people I’m with – upon meeting everyone last evening, I felt the whole class had a nice … Continue reading

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Bead Blogger Links

Loving the creative life. Click. Bead. Read. The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew hosts one of the biggest Thursday Giveaways EVER! You could win TWELVE coin pendants from his Shop! Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to … Continue reading

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Brass Rings

I’m still loving and using a lot of brass. Here’s a new batch of brass rings. They are perfect for loops, links, and earrings. It’s pretty amazing to see them go from their rather gaudy original yellow color to this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Simply Charms

Who doesn’t love charms? They are pre-made bits of prettiness that can be used to┬ámake almost instant earrings or a pendant. Charm bracelets just never seem to go out of style. But once you’ve explored those basics, it can be … Continue reading

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Oregon Sunstone Briolette Beads

This strand is my splurge of the year. I saw it and wanted it. Saw the price and walked away. Came back. Tried my absolute hardest to like the other less costly strands. Looked at these again. Tried even harder … Continue reading

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Sticks and Stones

Who doesn’t love discovering an interesting bead or jewelry component? I know I’m always on the lookout. I saw these stick beads at Beadaholique and was intrigued by them. They looked like little twigs, regular old sticks, that someone had … Continue reading

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