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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011

A step by step photo log of my design process for the Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2011. Thanks to Erin (Tesori Trovati Jewelry) and Jessica (Design Seeds) for the inspiration. I decided that I really wanted to make it a personal challenge for myself. That said, what could I possibly create that I had … Continue reading »

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Owl Totem Seed Bead Embroidered Necklace With Micro Macrame Cords

My second attempt at seed bead embroidery. I intended this piece to be a cuff bracelet, but the laws of physics did not allow that to happen. The cabs on it were too large to bend at the proper angles. So, as most designers know, flexibility is the key to creativity. Hence, with a few … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011 – BTW

I’m multitasking here this afternoon. Listening to C.C. White – This is Soul Kirtan while I wait for the propane guy to come fill the big tank, cooking soup, chili, doing laundry, posting on the business blog and facebook page. Just the usual mundane activities that make life what it is. Here’s a peek of … Continue reading »

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Artistic Photographer : Elena Ray

You know how sometimes you meet an artist and their work just seems to resonate with you. Introducing Elena Ray of Antaratma Art & Photography. She is a most spectacular woman with a real flair for artistic photography. She worked up this great photo portrait for me and I am liking it so much that … Continue reading »

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November Art Bead Scene Challenge

Madonna Pietra degli Scrovigni by Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) Watercolour, gouache and gum arabic, 30.9in × 24.1 in. Really is a lovely painting and the palette contains such warm colors too. I felt like keeping it simple this time around for the November Art Bead Scene Challenge. A pair of wire wrapped earrings using a … Continue reading »

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November 9, 2011 – BTW

Time passes so quickly when you love what you do. As always, I feel that I am seriously blessed to be able to do what I do to pay the bills. Teaching yoga for the City of Las Vegas, one of my long time loves; helping things grow at Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery and … Continue reading »

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Andrew Thornton October Readers Challenge Blog Hop

I was real pleased with myself when I was able to snag one of Andrew Thornton’s October Challenge kits. These kits always seem to sell out FAST. I diligently checked my mailbox and after a reasonable amount of time had passed, sent the “I didn’t get mine yet” email out. Alas, the kit finally arrived … Continue reading »

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Silk Sari Earrings

I found a way to use all those little bits and pieces of thread, cord and silk sari ribbons that are left over from other jewelry/craft projects. Silk sari earrings. Looking forward to some interesting color combinations and recycling is always a great thing.    

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011 – BTW

Bead Table Wednesday, probably time to tidy up the remnants from the last creative blizzard. Seriously, every flat space is occupied in the work room. Even the chair seat and some of the floor. I need room to play with some real clay today. I believe I finally mastered inputting a bisque firing program into … Continue reading »

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Dia de los muertos

I’m really not into Halloween all that much. Not a single trick or treater out my way ever since I’ve been here. They’d have been sadly disappointed since I don’t eat sugar these days. But, I am into skulls lately and I think it’s because I really enjoy the folk art that springs up around … Continue reading »

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