Category Archives: Beading Techniques and Experiments

Watercolor Leaves (and my Incredible Forgetfulness)

Hello, everyone! So, last fall I got to take a fun class at Beaded Bliss from Brenda Meyers (You may remember her from this post about a certain gorgeous painted rose.) The class was on using watercolors to paint leaves on heavy … Continue reading

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Ravenclaw Custom Work

Hello, friends! One of the reasons I have not been designing much lately is that I have been working on custom work. Generally, I am not super keen on custom work, as it usually means making something that you have … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday?

So, I am slightly altering the meaning of Throwback Thursday so that it isn’t about posting embarrassing photos of myself on Facebook. (Besides, I have two younger sisters who will do that for me). Instead, I wanted to post a few updates … Continue reading

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Golden Roses Necklace

Hello, friends! Remember me mentioning in my last post that I had a special new piece to show you? My Oculus Pendant bezel (pattern available here) is specifically made to accommodate 24mm Lunasoft cabs. My beading buddy, Brenda Meyer, paints … Continue reading

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Here There Be Dragons!

WARNING: This is a long, treacherous post full of Serpents, Dragons, and about a million links. Continue at your own risk. I’d been working on a gift for a friend lately and she finally got it in the mail, so … Continue reading

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In which Sam makes a mistake…

Generally, I use 6lb or 8lb Fireline and I like to be well-stocked in both sizes and both Smoke and Crystal colors. Unfortunately, when I ordered my last role of Fireline, I apparently bought 20lb instead of 8lb. Now, 8lb … Continue reading

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Finished Earrings!

    I finally decided to just dangle some antique bronze jump rings and the rest of the 3mm bicones and czech crystals that I used in the Rivoli bezel. I also attached them to long antique bronze kidney ear wires, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Bead Night – What’s on my bead mat?

I went to Beaded Bliss this past Wednesday to hang out and work on a wedding order that I got. A bride-to-be saw a picture of my one of my SuperDuo Fishtail bracelets and requested that I make some in … Continue reading

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