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My obsession for a while was beading,which escalated into many other forms of jewelry making. I had to decide to stop most of this,due to expense of supplies. I am not willing or able to put the time and resources into selling what I make,so it is not a hobby that I […]

look at these colors

It may not yet be spring,but it’s a coming,and along with it a burst of refreshing colors. Trends for spring include some beauties! The Pantene color report features these colors,with links to ideas for how to pair them in clothing. I’m picturing them in jewelry! Flowery earrings,color block bracelets,inset into […]

valleys and peaksvalleys and peaks

salonposter2010

Started off in September thinking I was going to break all kinds of bloggy records. Lots of entries,lots of little tidbits,until suddenly,the brakes screech. Nothing. And still,October 13 now,nothing. Can’t explain this inertia. I have been working on entries for the Earth Arts Fall Salon –coming up this weekend […]

peaches and emma

janea21

peaches? Has anyone got any good peaches this year? I am so sick of buying peaches this year that are awwwwwful. I’ve tried four times,to no avail. The 3rd time I even bought them off a farm truck and the girl assured me,“These are not like store peaches.”Right. They weren’t. They were […]

practicing new techniquespracticing new techniques

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Got the Marudai set up and tried out the kumihimo technique again. Here is the result. This is actually the 2nd attempt since the workshop I took with Sheilah Cleary at the Bead and Button show. The first time I’d lost my instructions and I didn’t remember how to get the correct set up of […]