Category Archives: Storytime

A Few Farewells, in Which Sam Gets in Her Feelings

I’m a person who is very deeply sunk into the beading community. My day job is working for an online bead store that used to be brick and mortar. I’ve been working there for over 10 years now, since I … Continue reading

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Isolation Beading: An Update and a Challenge

Hey, friends. I sincerely hope you are all doing well and that those of you who can are staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Everything is weird and stressful and confusing right now, especially in our crafting … Continue reading

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Acrylic Pour Class for Pendants!

Hi, friends! So, I got to take a really fun class at Beaded Bliss last month and I wanted to share some photos with you. The class was on using acrylic paint pouring techniques to make jewelry – now I’ve … Continue reading

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A Story and a Thank You

Hey, everybody! I have some pieces that I’m working on that I’ll be sharing next week, but something has been on my mind a bit lately and I wanted to chat about it for a minute. Sorry to be posting … Continue reading

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20lb Fireline Update

Hey, guys! Just got a quick post today. Remember back in 2014 when I accidentally bought a huge spool of 20lb Fireline (haha, jk. Nobody read my blog back then!) I had a bit of brainstorming and made a pretty … Continue reading

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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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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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Birthdays and Bead Boards

Hello, darlings! Firstly, I must apologize from being absent from my blog for so long. July has been an absolute whirlwind of craziness in my personal life and I have been stuck in the creative doldrums as far as my … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink and Braid!

Got a quick little anecdote for you guys! So, this week’s theme in the Year of Jewelry Project was Garnet, since it’s the birthstone for January. I was really excited about this theme, since I’ve had a bunch of pretty … Continue reading

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Sam Goes to Class

So, I have teaching jewelry classes frequently for at least three years now. When I worked in a bead shop, we would have at least two a month ranging on everything from basic earrings to bead weaving and kumihimo.  Now … Continue reading

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