Tag Archives: lampwork beads

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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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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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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The Gathering-2014 International Society of Glass Beadmakers Conference in Houston

Houston? In July? Those were my thoughts when I heard the Gathering was going to be in Houston this year. The Gathering is an annual event hosted by the ISGB, The International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Glass artists and enthusiasts … Continue reading

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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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Heather Trimlett’s 40-Bead Challenge

A couple of years ago I participated in Heather Trimlett’s challenge to improve my beadmaking skills by making 40 beads using her instructions: • about 1/2”–5/8” in diameter • using DOTS only as a decorative element • melting ALL dots … 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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