Beading, restringing my strand with a new pattern

Gemstones are beautiful and some are said to be medicinal, in the sense that if you wear them close to the skin, they can effect change in the body. I have one long strand of beads that I like to wear around the wrist or neck. As 2020 started, I needed to restring the beads.…

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Something for everyone, 24×48, acrylic 

Final painting. Something for everyone, 24″x48″, acrylic painting.      This charm bracelet holds charms from my childhood. Some are from family vacation destinations. Other charms make milestones achievements and birthdays.    

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How to design Black & White bead jewelry

This is a brief tutorial about how to design and make your own beautiful black and white bead jewelry. There are several steps involved with the process. I added in one color to my designs – and you can adjust as you like to match your vision. Step 1 Design the Black and White Beads…

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How to etch copper

Have ever wanted to etch your own copper and make jewelry? Well it turns out that it’s not that difficult to do at home with a few tools and some space to work in. Special thank to Kim and Jim Graphics for showing me how its done! What do you need? The material list could…

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Santa Barbara Women’s Festival

What is the Women’s Festival The Women’s Festivals celebrates the accomplishments and nurtures the dreams of women in an interactive, multi-cultural, and multi-tracked program and expo focusing on the critical areas of women’s lives: Personal, Professional, Philanthropic, and Planet. Our goal is to help facilitate premier gatherings for women’s self-empowerment worldwide. Our efforts have resulted…

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Polymer clay inspired adornments for the modern day nature goddess

Recently clay has become a fascination and with it the craft of body adornment making! Beads, necklaces, hair stuff, glasses holders, and bracelets… whatever sounds fun. The inspiration to work with clay came from this book: Art Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques My Ideas:   Working with new materials is fun – always a challenge and…

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