Monthly Archives: June 2011

Blue Banded Agate Earrings

As soon as I saw the earring posts that I used for these blue banded agate earrings, I had to have them. I loved how they had two segments and loved the design on them. It wasn’t until they arrived … Continue reading

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Chunky Gemstone Beads

I love them. Especially when they aren’t faceted evenly and have rough edges and look, really look like they came from the earth and not the gem store. Like these. A strand of garnets and a strand of aquamarine. Big … Continue reading

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Gilders Paste on Jewelry

Getting color onto metal is one of those things that many people, including me, want to do. I remember years ago when these metal paint pens hit the market. Everyone was using them with brass stampings. They weren’t cheap and … Continue reading

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Kat Cole Metalworks

I mean. Hello. Just plain hello. These are stupid sweet. Kat Cole was the studio assistant in my class at Penland. She was awesome and helpful in the class. I think it was the first or second day when we … Continue reading

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Andrew Thorton’s Virtual Yard Sale

My friend, blogger, jewelry designer, artist, and all around great guy Andrew is having a virtual yard sale and I wanted to help get the word out. Plus he’s having a super giveaway in conjunction with the yard sale. You … Continue reading

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Bead Table Wednesday 6-22-11

Here’s some of the madness that is currently on my work table. Starting in the upper left: Four strands of beads pulled to go with an enamel pendant I made. I am loving the color combination even though the orange … Continue reading

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Pink Geode and Tourmaline Necklace

The focal point for this necklace is a pink geode from Uruguay. Geodes are wonderful surprises, crystals found inside rocks. Who knows how many rocks someone had to open to find one geode? I hadn’t used geodes before and found … Continue reading

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