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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011- BTW

Several weeks ago, the talented artist and jewelry designer Birgitta Lejonklou and I made contact via one of the flickr groups we both belong to. She admired a necklace I had made a while back and I admired her lovely clay pendants and links. We decided to make a trade and I received this in … Continue reading »

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Shadow Box Challenge

Last month, the talented and creative jewelry maven Lorelei Eurto decided to throw down a challenge with help and generous assistance from Sara Lukkonen of C Koop Beads. Sara provided the awesome enameled metal shadow boxes for the material inspiration and Lorelei provided the creative opportunity and postage for the participants. A special thanks to … Continue reading »

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Wednesday August 24, 2011 – BTW

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Inspired By Nature Sea Challenge Necklace

Sea urchins; interesting creatures for certain. I looked all over the Mojave desert and failed to find a single sea shell. I didn’t have any sea urchin parts to play with for this challenge, so I resorted to making my own focal bead from clay.  Here’s what I finally came up with for the sea … Continue reading »

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Second Pot of Bead Soup

Whoa!  Another parcel arrived in the mail box this morning. It’s a second serving from my Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Carol Bradley. I was still full from the first serving the day before. Some more beauties to play with. See here for yourself. The polymer clay focal bead is a real eye pleaser. and … Continue reading »

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Soups on… BSBP Ingredients

Talk about fabulous ingredients for a Bead Soup! These are from my BSBP partner Carol Bradley (thanks!) Credit for the individual ingredients as follows: Beautiful lampwork bead by Kari Medera Gorgeous enamel beads by Carol Bradley Golden amber beads by Mother Nature Cast sterling silver button by Pam Springall Now off to create the perfect … Continue reading »

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Inspired By Nature Zen Garden Challenge

So much inspiration… so many options… so little time. What to create? Gardens are right up my alley… literally! I work and play at a cactus garden nursery in the Las Vegas area – Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery. I’ve been told it’s a very Zen place to wander about. There is a Zen Garden … Continue reading »

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Meet My Bead Soup Blog Party Partner – Carol Bradley

Introducing Carol Bradley… She specializes in handcrafted casual rustic jewelry using sterling silver, stones, enamel, glass, copper, fine silver and brass. When I found out that Carol was my trade partner for this swap, I took a peek at her blog. Call it serendipity, but her current blog post at that time made me laugh … Continue reading »

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Little Something Micro Macrame Necklace

A little something I made to surprise someone for a gift. Happily it’s on the way to the recipient. Micro macrame necklace made from C-Lon cord and a reworked vintage pewter pin.

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Inspired By Nature Dragonfly Challenge Necklace

The theme for the Inspired By Nature Challenge for Week 7 is Dragonflies. Absolutely; dragonflies are one of my favorite focal pieces. I’ve been fascinated with dragonflies for a long time. Interesting symbolism related to the dragonfly… my personal favorite interpretation is: Focus on living ‘IN’ the moment “The dragonfly normally lives most of its … Continue reading »

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