Category Archives: inspiration

Experiment Leads To Cautious Hope That I Can Make My Own Fun Bracelets

I love the Alex & Ani bracelets but I think they’re pretty expensive for basically stainless steel wire. I haven’t attempted to mimic the expandable design, my prototype (above) has a simple hook and loop closure. The fun part will … Continue reading

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Bead Soup Blog Party — Reveal Day!

The day is finally here!!! Behold!! This is the soup that the fabulous Kym Hunter sent me: And this is what I have made: Work in Progress! I just love the ceramic heart pendant – LOVE! I took a piece … Continue reading

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Beautiful Beads!

What a pure delight!! I am participating in a bead swap hosted by Sarah from My So Called Junky Life.  Sarah is actually my bead swap partner, too.  The other day I received her package and it was beautifully wrapped: … Continue reading

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Bead Table Wednesday

Very chaotic table today – last night I went through that giant bag of vintage costume jewelry given to me by Randy’s Aunt and a pile of stuff from my Grandma Brenner that I have never thoroughly gone through.  Grandma … Continue reading

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Some Things That Inspire Me

I’m gearing up to check out two new flea markets this weekend, I love Spring because it means flea markets and tag sales. Oh, and magnolia blossoms! I am trying to go to the fleas/tag sales with specific things in … Continue reading

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