Category Archives: beadmaking

The Gathering-2014 International Society of Glass Beadmakers Conference in Houston

Houston? In July? Those were my thoughts when I heard the Gathering was going to be in Houston this year. The Gathering is an annual event hosted by the ISGB, The International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Glass artists and enthusiasts … Continue reading

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My Country Blog Hop

This is the second annual My Country Blog Hop/Challenge created by Nan Smith. Last year the focus was for people to design and make a piece  of jewelry that reflected a country where they lived or were born in. I … Continue reading

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Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio thought it would be fun to host a jewelry blog hop based around using Irish waxed linen and I thought it would be fun to join. According to jewelry maker Erin Siegel, “waxed linen … Continue reading

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My bead soup has arrived.

Last week a package arrived in the mail. This was inside! Lots of little packages all wrapped up. My bead soup from Iveth Caruso! Inside were a wonderful variety of beads, including several possible focal beads, purple leather cord, and … Continue reading

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Heather Trimlett’s 40-Bead Challenge

A couple of years ago I participated in Heather Trimlett’s challenge to improve my beadmaking skills by making 40 beads using her instructions: • about 1/2”–5/8” in diameter • using DOTS only as a decorative element • melting ALL dots … Continue reading

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Beadmaking Class with Kristen Frantzen Orr

Last weekend I participated in a wonderful glass bead making class with Kristen Frantzen Orr, an acclaimed bead artist. According to her website “Kristen’s handmade glass beads blend her love of nature with her background as a watercolor artist. A … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show

To celebrate my Birthday last year my sister, Angelika, and I decided to attend the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I landed in Chicago on June 5, 2013 and had several hours before picking up Angelika. In Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Soda Lime Times

I had a bead published for the first time! The Soda Lime Times is a wonderful emagazine about lampwork bead making for lampwork beadmakers. It is published on the 15th of each month and costs only $4.95. I have subscribed … Continue reading

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Halloween/Day of the Dead Jewelry Blog Hop

Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio started this challenge-to create jewelry with a Halloween or Day of the Death theme. I joined the challenge since I had made several sugar skulls at Glass Stock West in Eugene, Oregon. I made … Continue reading

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Second Annual Challenge of Travel Blog Hop

About a year ago I joined Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Jewelry In a blog hop making jewelry inspired by a country of our choice. I chose Laos, a country I plan to visit some day. This year Erin changed … Continue reading

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