Tag Archives: artisan jewelry

Ninth Bead Soup Blog Party- Bead Hoarders Edition

Welcome to the Ninth Bead Soup Blog Party! Lori Anderson organized it.  Lori matched all of us up with partners. We sent each other beads that we had been hoarding in order to create jewelry. According to Lori “I would … Continue reading

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Third Annual Bead Peeps Swap n Hop- My Partner

I am participating in the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop, hosted by Linda Anderson, for the third time. Again, participants have been paired up with other jewellery designers and each will send the other a package of beads, a clasp, … Continue reading

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Danse Macabre Blog Hop

                                           Lee Koopman of Strega Jewellry started a challenge: “The challenge?   Pick a spooky or scary or creepy representation from a Halloween type character as your inspiration.   It can be really scary or it can be generic, like “a witch”.  It … Continue reading

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Leather Feathers Blog Hop

Rachel Mallis of Mint decided to host a blog hop and offered a pair of her handmade leather feathers for jewelry making. “Cute.” I thought. “Why not?” I thought. Rachel sent me the following pair: Of course they are perfect … Continue reading

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Kansas City and Sara Sally LaGrand class

My friend, Linda Schauble, had been wanting to share her home town, Kansas City, with me. Stephanie Sersich was teaching a beadmaking and jewelry making class there so we decided to go.  A friend of Linda’s, Mollie Maresch, was renting … Continue reading

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My Swap n Hop beads have arrived.

Last week a package arrived in the mail. Inside were lots of items in small zip-lock bags wrapped in colorful tissue paper. My Swap n Hop beads from Deb Fortin! Inside were a wonderful variety of beads, including 7 possible … Continue reading

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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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