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Green Darner Dragonfly Necklace

This happened recently… So of course, this was just bound to happen … Green Darner Dragonfly Necklace bead embroidery with seed beads and crystal quartz point  

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2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Bead Hoarders Blog Hop hosted by Lori Anderson. I had great intentions for putting together lots of jewelry designs using my hoarded stash, but ran into an energy crisis. So, I had this load of beads that i wanted to manipulate into something swell, yet they remain piled on my … Continue reading »

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Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

I do admit that I hoard beads. Actually, not so much on the beads, but more so with pendants and charms. As a lampwork glass worker, I can always make beads, but ceramic pendants are a different story. Love these moon faces by Birgitta Lejonklou. Of course Buddha’s are another favorite. And, micro macrame necklaces … Continue reading »

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Full Moon Inspiration

Recently inspired by the full moon on the 25th. Finally completed this cuff that I started last August for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Hop. This bead embroidered bracelet features a ceramic focal bead by my favorite ceramic bead artist, the talented jewelry designer Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy.)  

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March 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

The Art Bead Scene Challenge for the month of March was painted by one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh. I admit, I’ve never been to France, but I did have a pen pal from Paris when I was a youngster. The correspondence didn’t last very long. I didn’t know French and she didn’t … Continue reading »

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February 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

I almost opted to take a nap yesterday afternoon. It was one of those blustery, crazy wind days in the Mojave and as luck would have it, I’m fending off a head cold, hopped out on Zicam. After dropping off plants at the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center, I decided to take the afternoon off and … Continue reading »

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January 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

The inspiration for the January Art Bead Scene Challenge is “Trellis by William Morris, 1862”   You can read more biographical information about the artist and this design at ART BEAD SCENE. I love the color palette, especially the coral, rust and gold hues. Even though I think my final design is very simple, I … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – BTW

Here’s what’s on my table this Wednesday…my spin on melting some borosilicate glass. I’m using Momka boro shorts rods and have no idea what colors these are because they aren’t labeled. I’m finding it difficult to make a decent boro bead shape, but liking the results of the disc beads and pendants. See what others … 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, 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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