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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 – BTW

I planted these in the kiln last night… Look what sprouted this morning! Wishing you productivity and contentment this Bead Table Wednesday.

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What is an original design worth?

What is an original design worth? This post brings to mind the late Janis Joplin song : Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart “Come on, come on, come on, come on now Didn’t I make you feel, oh baby, like you were the only one Baby didn’t I give you nearly everything that a … Continue reading »

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September ABS Challenge

Another month, another monthly Art Bead Scene Challenge. The inspiration for the challenge this month is: “Housetop”–twelve-block “Half-Logcabin” variation, ca. 1965 Cotton, Wool Corduroy, 77″x 65″ Lillie Mae Pettway, 1927-1990 Gee Bend’s Quilter About the Artist Lillie Mae Petway was one of seventeen children. Her mother Aolor Mosely was one of the founding members and … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – BTW

First off, thank you to all the wonderful beading soupers who took the time to stop by, view and comment on my Bead Soup Blog Party post. I’m still hopping the list and enjoying all the creative sights. Celebrating vernal equinox at the end of the week. Someone should tell Ma Nature that it’s almost … Continue reading »

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Bead Soup September 2011 Served Piping Hot!

The fabulous Bead Soup Blog Party reveal day has arrived. Many, many participants from around the globe this year, so get ready for a full day of blog hopping. Once again, thanks out to the gracious host, Lori Anderson (Pretty Things); as well as to all the amazing artists who are participating this year. As … Continue reading »

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The Full Inspired By Nature Series Challenge

The final pieces to the Inspired by Nature Series of Challenges: “The Fish Monger’s Wife” This macrame necklace incorporates some Apoxie Sculpt Clay shell pieces that I made and some hammered copper links knotted together  with some C-Lon cord to form a ladder of sorts. Fun little fish charms and a few shells. Photos of … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 – BTW

It’s that day again, Bead Table Wednesday. Here’s what’s on my table this morning. Pulled out my sweet little Elna. My very talented friend Robin Joy gifted Elna to me before relocating back to NYC. Thanks Robin! But I have way more on my agenda than this fun little mess of a project. It’s time … Continue reading »

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Inspired By Nature Challenge – Starfish Necklace

Nearing a close on the Inspired By Nature Challenge Series hosted by Heather Powers. This is week number eleven and I have a starfish inspired necklace to show off today. It’s a very light piece and I used Apoxie clay, recycled fabric, thread and needle, cords, beads and some cold connections to pull this one … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – BTW

This is what’s on my table today : But this is what is really happening behind the blog scene: I’ve been waiting patiently for this project to get completed to this stage. A new studio awaits, complete with a ventilation system, and skylight. Just ignore that washer and dryer over in the corner. They are … Continue reading »

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Inspired By Nature Challenge SEA Waves Necklace

I challenged myself to play along for the full series of the Inspired By Nature Challenges. I think this is week number ten and the last four jewelry making challenges are sea related. Here’s the design I came up with for this week: I’m referring to this necklace as waves because the lampwork focal bead … Continue reading »

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