Monday, September 01, 2014

Take a day off, everyone!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Bead Journal Project: August 2014



I am still stuck on working with pleated shibori silk ribbon, and this month for my Bead Journal Project piece, I took a minimalist approach to the beads and maximized the ribbon!  I know, I know...it doesn't seem quite right to me either, but we can't always get our way, now can we?  I'm happy with how this piece came out, I learned something, and I'll be able to share that something in the future.  What could be wrong with that?  :-)


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Friday, August 22, 2014

heART beats from other blogs!



The Artful Crafter Website Re-Launch Party
We're so excited that we're throwing a BIG party with BIG prizes. Come see our new home!

There Is No Can't
Doing whatever you want in the whole wide world.

Mixed Media Anniversary Quilt: Finished!
Cherie finishes the quilt she made to celebrate her wedding anniversary.

Resin Crafts Blog
How to make paperweights in bangle molds with resin. Trials and triumphs.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jewelry calculator available at Auntie's Beads



Clint Henderson from Auntie's Beads recently contacted me about a jewelry pricing calculator that he is continuing to tweak, to attempt to make it the most useful tool you'll find anywhere for plugging in your materials and hourly rate, and ending up with a suggested retail or wholesale price.  It's super easy to use, and it even has a handy timer that you can use if you're not really sure how long it takes you to do a task!

Give it a look, and see if it would help you to keep better records!


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Fall/Winter 2014-2015 color and style forecast!




Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014
The current colors, as seen above

Lenzing Color Trends
Palettes within the palettes that you might like

Best Fall Trends for Back to School
By College Fashion

Fall Fashion Trends for 2014
Huffington Post

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Bittersweet Wrap-sody cuff


You saw my heat-textured candy bag last week, and now here is the fruit of my labor!



The center-piece is a stamping that I did with a washer from Alkeme (ImpressArt), the rivolis and their settings are from Fire Mountain Gems.  The fabulous buttons on each end are vintage plastic buttons that I picked up in New Jersey the last time I went to visit my cousin.  I also used some over-sized jump rings, links from a chain, and some seed beads (size 11/0s and 15/0s) to finish it off.  There is a metal cuff inside to provide support.  Here are a few of my process photos for you:











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Friday, August 15, 2014

heART beats from other blogs!



How to Repair Beaded Fringe
Here's how to DIY bead fringe repair or find a pro. BTW, craft repair is a very nice niche especially as a supplement to selling items you make from scratch.

Resin Crafts Blog
Super easy coasters with resin and glitter!

Craft Organizing
Tips for organizing or not organizing depending on how things go!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares the Reveal for the latest design challenge, Dark Bloom.

A Bead A Day
Are you wearing sparkle today? Would you give up your exercise time to make something sparkly?

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