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And in the Southwest…

Here’s a little eye candy to welcome in the new year… Happy 2015.

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Color Experimentation

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Art Bead Scene September 2012 Challenge

Love the inspiration for the challenge this month at Art Bead Scene. Flora by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1588 Oil on wood, 73 x 56 cm Private collection, Paris, France (Color palette by Brandi Hussey) When I first looked at this I thought, Dia de Los Muertos! It reminds me of a floral version of sugar skulls. … Continue reading »

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6th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop

It’s been a great party so far and now it’s the 3rd Reveal for the Bead Soup Blog Party Hop. My partner has been very busy, hosting and creating and let’s give her some applause for taking on this task… you go Lori Anderson!!! (Pretty Things) I received the best soup ingredients to use to … Continue reading »

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Bead Table Wednesday August 15, 2012

It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a Bead Table Wednesday post. So here it is. I’m calling this one the Cactus Garden Series. I get lots of color inspiration from the cactus and succulents at the nursery. The colors fit so well with the southwestern palette. I’ve really been liking the matte seed … Continue reading »

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7000 Bracelets For Hope Global Genes Project

A quick show of a few bracelets being sent off to the 7000 Bracelets For Hope Global Genes Project. Read more about 7000 Bracelets For Hope.  

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Art Bead Scene June Challenge 2012

I’ve always liked this painting by Edward Hopper Nighthawks (1942) Can’t everyone relate to the late night, cheap diner experience? I think we’ve all been there and done that at some point in our development. Who knew, even the Simpson’s had an episode featuring this cheap diner backdrop? Enough talk, here’s the jewelry design for … 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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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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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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