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Labradorite Macrame Pendant Necklace

Labradorite stone macrame pendant necklaces, and one howlite stone. And, loads of knots.

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Scarab Macrame Necklace

“In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidae family (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs that are later transformed into larvae. For these reasons the … Continue reading »

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Macrame Stone Pendants

Staying cool and tying some knots. This macrame bezel technique is easy and versatile. I suspect I’ll have lots of fun looking for gemstones and rocks to wrap. Enjoy your summer.

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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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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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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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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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April Art Bead Scene Challenge

My interpretation of the April Monthly Art Bead Scene Challenge.  The real challenge these days is trying to find some time to create. The shortage of time does seems to help me focus and hone down the design process. Nothing too elaborate here with this necklace, but I think it captures the theme of the … Continue reading »

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – BTW

Bead Table Wednesday, time to post what’s on your bead table today. I melted some glass last week and put together some sweet little lampwork glass bead pendant necklaces. I picked up these Tim Holtz Pen Nib findings at the craft store and thought they might work into something easy and different. Here’s the final … Continue reading »

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hEart bEaTs

A follow up post to show what became of those bits of recycled metal tins. A bit of sanding, filing, hammering, add a little patina, a few choice sentiments, punch a hole,  a jump ring, and a bail. Instant pendant.            

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