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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Halloween Haircut

I don’t put many non bead-jewelry-art related posts on the blog, but a good haircut deserves a mention.  Here’s the locks before my annual haircut… long, thick and a little unruly. Now here’s my locks after the haircut… Tricked ya. Just having a bit of Halloween fun with you. Here’s the real deal. Layna Tyson at … Continue reading »

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Tiny Lampwork Beads and Necklaces

The other week I was on a roll making small lampwork beads. The nice thing is that I can usually wrap 7-9 of these small suckers on one mandrel. The not so nice thing is cleaning the beads and reaming out the bead release. That’s probably the reason why you don’t see these type of … Continue reading »

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I found this in my in box from an RSS feed about cactus. Many of you know that I work at the best cactus nursery here in Blue Diamond, Nevada (Las Vegas) – Cactus Joe’s. So, I’m a bit of a cactus nerd. I follow postings about cactus and related items. But really, this popped … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 – BTW

Here’s what’s on the bead table today: A freshly completed silk sari ribbon and yarn cuff featuring another ceramic focal by Birgitta (a.k.a. AngelWhisper at Etsy). And maybe this is what’s in store for today, I’m liking these colors teals, browns and beiges… But, I may not get around to it because I did this … Continue reading »

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Tiny Lampwork Glass Bead & Macrame Necklaces

I’ve been on a roll this past week making a slew of the tiniest lampwork glass beads. I’m using them to make a few gifts for those folks who are dear and far from me. For birthday gifts and just because. The lampwork beads work out so well for micro macrame, because the bead hole … Continue reading »

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Silk Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop

When I spotted bsueboutiques Sari Ribbon Party Blog Hop,  I almost started to swoon. I’ve been very much into using fabric and texture in my recent designs. I really wanted to explore using the ribbon and material  in a way that I had not previously imagined.  First off, I headed on over to my favorite … Continue reading »

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October ABS Challenge

 Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge for October. Initially I wasn’t too thrilled with the selection. I even considered just passing on this round. But, I really like the color palette, so I reconsidered. A Hedgehog in a Landscape, 1643-51  9¼ x 15 in. 23.5 x 38 cm. bodycolor on vellum by Giovanna Garzoni Then, the … Continue reading »

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Lima Beads Challenge Reveal It ALL

  Shannon Chomanczuk  and Lorelei Eurto set up another fun filled jewelry design challenge. Thank you Shannon and Lorelei. They put together a selection of beads from Lima Beads and this is what ended up in the bead kit: The only items that I did not incorporate into my designs are the Silver Green Biwa Top- Drilled Pearls, the turquoise … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – BTW

Dug these up in the backyard yesterday afternoon. Teasing, really, I made them from polymer clay about two years ago and found them in one of my stash boxes. Decided to stain them yesterday. It’s one of the charms of being slightly disorganized, being able to delight yourself with long lost items. I’m not certain … Continue reading »

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BaNGle BaNGle BaNGle

Busy making …

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