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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Wild Horse Necklace BTW

Bead Table Wednesday… here’s what was on my table this week. A gift for someone, using a special pendant created by the talented Birgitta Lejonklou. Really liking those etched lampwork beads too.

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Three Dog Night

A rare, quick peek at one of my non-bead, non-jewelry related activities. As my brother once said, “if a person loved you this much it would suffocate you.”

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Making Metal Pendants and Cold Connections

Once in a while I give myself permission to play and drag out almost every type of material that I can think of to create a beautiful mess. I holed up in my art studio and hunkered down for a few hours of sheer bliss and created some metal pendants using cold connection techniques. The … Continue reading »

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The Button Swap 2012

  Never one to just sit idle, even when I’m really busy, I can’t not fuss with some project. The buttons for this challenge were no exception. I had to pull out the drill and add a few more holes for the earrings and then I decided to alter the large royal blue button. I … Continue reading »

Categories: Blog, Blog Hop, bracelet, buttons, challenge, earrings, jewelry, knotting, macrame, micro macrame, necklace, polymer clay, the beading yogini, turquoise | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments


Italian’s House at Monmarte by Maurice Utrillo Oil on panel, 53 x 76 cm (color palette courtesy of Brandi Hussey) Apparently Mr. Utrillo liked to paint ordinary houses, so I took that as my cue for my design for the May Art Bead Scene Challenge. If you’ve stopped by here before, you may be aware of my … Continue reading »

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One Crayon Color Challenge

Here’s the reveal day for the One Crayon Color Challenge. Thanks to Sally Russick for hosting the hop. I’m not sure why I selected the color orange. I’m really fond of certain shades and tones of orange, mainly rust colors, but flat out orange always seems a bit too bright and obnoxious to me. While … Continue reading »

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