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Joshua Tree Inspiration

One of my favorite plants in the Mojave Desert is the Joshua Tree. I was playing with polymer clay and was inspired to make a few pendants. This one has the “ghost” of a Joshua Tree design. Matches up well with this macrame necklace I knotted. I’m liking this new-to-me design for the necklace. Enjoy … Continue reading »

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Bead Soup Blog Party #8

Thanks for stopping by for the big reveal day of the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party. So glad that I am able to participate in this epic blog party again. As always, a shout out to Lori Anderson for organizing and hosting the party, and applause to all of the creative participants who provide endless … 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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To The Point

Recently ordered some Linhas Setta cord from and tried it out on a quartz point. This cord is great for working with stones. It is waxed, so it’s a little thicker and more substantial than C-Lon cord. That wax gives it some gripping power. I’m liking it very much.  

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Bead Soup Blog Party #7 Reveal

Time for the first reveal at the Bead Soup Blog Party # 7. First off, I was thrilled with all the beads, charms and bits that my partner Debra Behrends (Hopeful Journeys) shared with me. So much good stuff that I could not fit everything into my limited design time. (The raw materials.) Next up, … Continue reading »

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3rd Annual Challenge of Color Blog Hop 2012

This is the second Challenge of Color Blog Hop that I have participated in. I find it’s always fun to have someone else choose a color palette for me to play with. This time the lovely Miss Erin and Miss Brandi gave us a selection of two palettes to choose from. (Thank you Erin and … Continue reading »

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Vintaj “Twinkling Lights” December 2012 Challenge

“The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks; The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends. ‘T is not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the … Continue reading »

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Art Bead Scene November 2012 Challenge

Here’s my entry for the November Art Bead Scene Challenge. Mostly metal with some Vintaj patina lucite leaves. Just love that Vintaj patina because it is so versatile. Here’s the artwork that inspired the design: Three Worlds, 1955 by M C Escher Lithograph  I’ve always admired the work of  Escher. It is fascinating. Here’s one … Continue reading »

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Metal Prong Challenge

The Metal Team over at Artisan Whimsy is hosting this challenge and there is a great, free “how to” tutorial in the event that you have never tried the metal prong technique. The tutorial was put together by Staci Louise Smith. (Thanks Staci.) I haven’t done any metal prong work in quite some time, so … Continue reading »

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Berries and Leaves Challenge

Just a quick post for the November Artisan Whimsy Berries and Leaves Challenge. A pair of earrings with tiny wire wrapped garnet gems. And of course, a few leaves. See what others are creating for this challenge at Artisan Whimsy.

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