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Third Bead Peeps Swap n Hop

Welcome to the third annual Bead Peeps Swap n Hop. Linda Anderson again organized it. Linda matched the participants with partners. We sent each other beads to create jewelry. My partner is Kelly Hosford Patterson . Kelly sent me a wonderful … Continue reading

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Third Annual Swap n Hop-My Beads Have Arrived

When I arrived home yesterday I found, to my delight, a package from Kelly Hosford Patterson. This is the third annual Bead Peeps Swap n Hop. Linda Anderson again organized it. Linda matched the participants with partners. We sent each … 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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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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Kristen Franzten Orr class at Snow Farm

Last March I took a class with Kristen Franzten Orr at Graceful Customs. I liked this class  so much that I decided to take another longer one in September, 2014 at Snow Farm- the New England Craft Program. Snow Farm … 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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