Category Archives: Personal

What Do I Start Next? How to Discipline Your Creativity During the Doldrums

So, you’ve recently finished a beaded piece and it’s time to start a new project. You’ve flipped through your books and scoured Pinterest, but somehow you just can’t find a project you want to start next. All the patterns you … Continue reading

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Conquering the Amulet of Shame – Art Elements Challenge

Looking for the Bead Soup Blog Party? You guys. You guys. I did it! My amulet bag is finally complete! So, you may recall that waaaaaaay back in 2015, I entered a Stitch in Time amulet bag challenge blog hop … Continue reading

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Bead Soup Blog Party 2017 Reveal – Hoarder’s Edition

Hello, everyone! It is finally reveal day and I am so excited to show you all what I made. Thanks again to Lori Anderson of Pretty ThingsĀ for hosting and organizing this blog hop. I can’t imagine what a chore that … Continue reading

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BSBP 8: What I Received!

Hello, everyone! I told you I’d be back! So, last week I received my beads for the Bead Soup Blog Party this year. My partner is Pam Farren of Re-Maker and you can see what I sent her here. I … Continue reading

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BSBP 8: What I sent!

Hello, my darling beady friends! I am so excited to share that I am participating in Lori Anderson‘s Bead Soup Blog Party this year! So, Lori has been hosting this insanely large blog hop for years and I used to … Continue reading

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Free Russian Spiral Tutorial – Wrangling a Six-Color Spiral

Hello, my dear beady friends! I’m almost ready to come back from my Etsy hiatus – at the moment, I’m expecting to open back up on February 1st. But. in the meantime, I wanted to share a quick photo tutorial … Continue reading

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2017 New Years Resolutions

Hi, everyone! Happy New Years! It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and my living room is SO bright from the refelcting snow outside. It’s lovely. And I want to talk about resolutions! Last year was my first time making public resolutions, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Etsy Hiatus

Hello, my lovelies! I just wanted to give everyone the heads up that I will temporarily closing my Etsy shop for a portion of January. I’m not sure exactly how long it will be, but I just need to press … Continue reading

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It’s Time for a HandmadeHoliday!

Hello, my dears! I hope it was a wonderful Thanksgiving for those celebrating and a lovely weekend for those who didn’t. It’s Black Friday weekend again! (And Small Business Saturday AND Cyber Monday… am I missing anything???) You know what … Continue reading

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Babysitting Beaded Bliss!

So, at the beginning of the month, my dear friend Cathy (who owns Beaded Bliss) asked me if I could run her shop for a day so she could take the weekend off to celebrate her wedding anniversary. I gave … Continue reading

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