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Bead Peeps Swap ‘n’ Hop- About my Partner

Linda Anderson took on the enormous task of organizing and hosting this blog hop, which is similar to Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party  that is now on a hiatus. Participants have been paired up with other jewellery designers (from … 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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Eighth Bead Soup Blog Party

Welcome to the Eighth annual Bead Soup Blog Party. Lori Anderson organized it and there are nearly 500 people participating.  Lori matched all of us up with partners. We sent each other beads to create jewelry. My partner is … 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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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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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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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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Eighth Bead Soup Blog Party

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is having another Bead Soup Blog Party. It is the eighth bead soup party and my third time participating. This year there are 490 participants. It’s going to be fun! We participants get paired with … 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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