Category Archives: jewelry

wire wrapping

Trying out some of my new wire wrapping skills learned in Stephanie Lee’s Off the Chain class.  I’m dying to fire up a blow torch and do some soldering, but I don’t have said items…yet. I used some cheapie wire … Continue reading

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beaded crocheted bracelet video tutorial

I love the look of these bracelets. The turquoise & brown is my favorite, of course. I really love the mixture of color and bead shapes and sizes. All of them feel like summer to me. Maybe because of the … Continue reading

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Shop Update

Lots of new stuff in my shop!! Magnet Sets:: Necklaces::Rings::Cards::Memo Holders Last day to order is December 18th, then the shop will be closed for the holidays!

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new wearable art

I’ve been wanting to make necklaces like these for ages. I finally decided to make them for an upcoming craft fair* at my hospital on Friday. I had so much fun  making these and going through all my art, choosing … Continue reading

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jewelry gifts

I’m not a huge fan of making my own jewelry, but I do it because I love beads and because I can, if needed.  I have found that I am easily frustrated with small objects and using my fine motor … Continue reading

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I like sparkly things

I was inspired by Robayre‘s and Matirose‘s collection and wanted to share my collection (and quickly growing obsession) with rings.  None of these are really fancy or expensive, they are just from my fun and fabulous collection. Most of them … Continue reading

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bracelets & tea for me

A bit of quiet and meditative beading today with a nice cup of iced chai tea (103 degrees today).  I made 2 wrap bracelets and might have to make a few more. I am loving the stacked gypsy bracelet look … Continue reading

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craft hope::bracelets

24 bracelets went in the mail on Saturday for Craft Hope’s Project 12: Orphan Outreach in Russia. I thought this would be fun for the kids to help me with, but they did about 10 beads and jumped ship.  My … Continue reading

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bottle cap brooch tutorial

* I made this tutorial before going to artfest, but never had time to post it.  These were one of my artfest trades and they disappeared very quickly. I had several people asking how I made them, and with what, … Continue reading

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Bunnies 2,3,4 & 5

They are multiplying over here!! (bunny #1 is in the previous post) I have been very inspired by bunnies lately, not just because it is almost Easter, but because when we went hiking last Saturday, we saw a jack rabbit … Continue reading

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