Tag Archives: art beads

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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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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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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The eighth day of Christmas

I received a package from Renatha Stanziano of LamplightCrafts. The beads are, I believe, made of Fimo and have a wonderful patina. The heart bead will make a great focal with dangles of the above beads and some lampwork beads … Continue reading

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