Month: August 2010

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 5: Beaded Rings

I have been making rings like mad lately. I don’t know why I never thought of this before, but what a great way to use…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Fossils & Slabs

It’s no secret, to anyone who knows me, I love rocks. I was ecstatic to find out my now-husband likes rocks too. Between buying beads,…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 4: Zipper Pulls

This particular project is combining orphan beads with an excess of nickel lobster clasps. I upgraded to sterling silver lobster clasps sometime ago so I…

Everyone has a creative impulse, and has the right to create, and should.
– Patti Smith

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Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 3: Keychains

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 3: Keychains

Expanding on yesterday’s post on Beaded Bookmarks – the same theory could be applied to make beautiful & inspirational keychains out of leftover beads: A…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 2: Beaded Bookmarks

Another great way to use up leftover beads is to adorn bookmarks. Bookmark bases come in a variety of shapes & sizes and best of…

Artfire Collections & Etsy Treasuries

Artfire Collections & Etsy Treasuries

It appears that Etsy has successfully launched their new treasury format, which now allows you to tag your creation with key words so to make…

Why I don’t Get Anything Done on a Saturday Afternoon…

Why I don’t Get Anything Done on a Saturday Afternoon…

I step out of the room for a brief moment, and look who found a new nap spot: Before I assess the mound of jewelry…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: Grow-With-Me Toddler Bracelets

The next items I wanted to share from my jewelry box, are actually not for me at all, but for my two little ones. I…

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

Orphan Beads/Leftover Supply Project 1: Hair Accessories

After 12+ years of jewelry making, I have a lot of beads without a home. Meaning, they are leftovers from past projects – from one…

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

Come Tour My Jewelry Box: My Wedding Jewelry Then & Now

After my last post about my prophetic charm bracelet – it gave me the idea to start a series on my personal jewelry collection. Over…