Category Archives: design ideas

Spring Awakening Challenge Reveal

 Today is the reveal for the Spring Awakening Challenge where I used beads purchased from Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery. Here is what was in the kit and the handmade component Andrew made. Yes, I did actually sort through it … Continue reading

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2nd October Fest Blog Hop Part Deux

(Rise of the Corn Dollies) My original October Fest post is below. My friend and I were supposed to make corn dollies last week, but due to illness (both mine and the cat’s), it got postponed until today. I’m usually … Continue reading

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Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Reveal

Thank you to Lori Anderson, http://www.prettythingsblog.com/, for attempting to get us to use the beads we call “my precious.” I have a lovely lamp-work large hole mandala pendant made by Laurie Ament of Isinglass Design; it was the first thing I … Continue reading

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Seasons Blog Hop Reveal: Summertime

When I joined this blog hop, hosted by Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures, (gratefulartist.blogspot.com), I had no idea what a design challenge it would be. I had no idea what beads would arrive in the mail; I only knew … Continue reading

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Blu Mudd Design Challenge Round Two

Moriah Betterly makes some lovely ceramic jewelry components. I actually won a pendant in a giveaway and then was hooked. When I saw the entries for the Round 1 Design Challenge I was really impressed, so when she posted a call … Continue reading

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Mismatched Monday: Halloween Edition…with a Junk Art Twist

I was actually supposed to be at a dinner party right now but since life intervened, I decided to continue my project of cleaning off my work table…right after I checked my email and Facebook. Real quick! You know what … Continue reading

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Why I bought earrings I could make and why you should too

One of my “beady” friends on Facebook posted a beautiful picture of a pair of earrings. I normally only buy either vintage jewelry or finished pieces that I can’t make myself, such as something made by a metalsmith. Anyone who … Continue reading

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