Friday, July 24, 2009


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My post is featured!

Yay! My post in featured on the Artisan Beaders blog! :D Every week, my dear sweet friend Vicki, does a "Technique Tuesday" post, and this week, I share a few of my favorite organizational ideas. Here's a hint, one of them is a popcicle maker, and it only costs 1 dollar! It's great for holding my beading tools, and I love the ease of it. My husband would tell you I'm an organizational freak! But...I don't think so. For me, organizing makes things easy to find, and I like easy. Everything in my home has it's place, except when the hubby uses something and doesn't put it back where it goes. We are total opposites when it comes to being organized. And his non-organizational skills drives me nuts sometimes! Don't get me wrong....I make messes all the time. Especially when I'm in beading mode or baking mode, but I do put things away when I'm done. I guess I've just always been that way. The hubby usually has an organized mess, but with his non-organizing and my extreme organizing skills, we somehow work well together. We balance each other out, and that's a good thing. :) So....what about you? How do you organize your crafts? Check out my organizational post here, and leave a comment. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

hmm..where to find genuine handmade jewelry pieces..

Where else can you find a pair of Lemon Yellow & True Purple earrings, or a Gemstones & Silver Bellflower pendant, or a Dryad's Dwelling Beaded Hemp necklace, or maybe a Labradorite & Marcasite bracelet, and how about a Bajoran Fairy Elven Forest ear cuff earring, or even a pair of Rose Gold-Filled with Watermelon & Tourmaline earrings, you ask?? From Artisan Beader members of course! Click here to see all of these beautifully designed pieces. They are all brand new, handmade, and just waiting for someone like you to take them home. :D

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Large Hole Bead Solution

Every Tuesday, Vicki with The Artisan Beaders team, posts very useful tips regarding jewelry making, and this week, she has given us an excellent tip for taking the "wobble" out of large hole beads. Lampwork beads often have larger holes, and when you slide them onto a headpin, they wobble to and fro, and it can drive you nuts as to what to do about it. Well...the solution is something so simple that you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself! Vicki used this simple solution with these fabulous lampwork earrings! See more of Vicki's beautiful jewelry at Orion Designs. And click here to view her solution for large hole beads.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Don't you just love......wire?

I've been bitten by the wire bug!!! I've been making jewelry for 3 years now, but never tried my hand at wire designs. I do the basic wire techniques, but always thought making jewelry with wire would be too hard for me. I have arthritis and major nerve damage throughout my body and especially my hands, so I just always thought I couldn't do it. Well....once again, I learned something the hard way... Never ever underestimate your abilities!!! I made these lovely freshwater pearl hoop earrings, and I was so surprised at how easy it really is! I love the way they turned out! I'm having a lot of fun with wire, so look for more wire pieces to come! Find my "Wrapped in Aqua" hoop earrings in my Etsy Shop. If you like them, but want them in a different color of pearls, send me a convo through my shop. I love custom orders!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award!

Last week, I was given the One Lovely Blog Award from a really sweet friend of mine, Brandi. Then...Sue, another sweet friend, gave me the same award!! How special is that?! Both of them made my day! "Thanks so much Brandi and Sue for this lovely award!" *hugs* Visit Brandi's blog here. Visit Sue's blog here. Now for the steps for receiving this award: Pass on the award to 7 or more people and link back to the person that gave it to you. I would like to pass the award on to these lovely ladies for their friendship and for their amazing talents! Lee @ Five To Nine Design Vicki @ Orion Designs Meri @ Elbit Blog Deronda @ Deronda Designs Nicole @ beadwright Debra @ rosevinedesign Christelle @ karooart