Category Archives: jewelry

Second Annual Bead Hoarder’s Blog Hop

Laurie Anderson  challenged us again to use some of the beads we have been hoarding and make some jewelry. Since last year I still enjoy shopping for beads, but have been spending more time making lampwork beads. I have also … Continue reading

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Third Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop

Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting this blog hop to celebrate Autumn. I had bought a calavera pendant from Hippie Chick Designs and decided to use it as the focal of a necklace. A calavera is a representation of a … 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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7th Do Over Challenge

Jeannie K. Dukic started this challenge several years ago since she had boxes of old jewelry that she had made as beginner.  This jewelry was no longer her taste or style.  She sent each person in the challenge one of … Continue reading

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Bead Soup Blog Party 8: About my Partner

This is my third time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson .  This is the eighth party Lori has organized. I had a good time making my items with the beautiful soup I was sent … 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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JC Herrell Beadmaking Class

Last week I participated in a wonderful glass bead making class with JC Herrell, an acclaimed bead artist. JC specializes in precision in shapes of beads and in stringers. She is also known for her colorful enamel beads. JC made … Continue reading

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Bead Hoarder’s Blog Hop

This blog hop was started by Laurie Anderson. She noticed that many of us are ‘really, really good at collecting beads, but not so good at parting with them!” I joined the blog hop to get motivated to use some of the … Continue reading

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Handmade Earring Swap

Jessica Murray started this fun earring exchange. My partner was Beccy Peterson. Beccy lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon. You can see her jewelry on Facebook at Beccy’s Baubles. Beccy started beading about 2005 and just keep going. She has always … Continue reading

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