Category Archives: Storytime

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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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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Adventures in Bead Storage

Well, moving is a nightmare. Ethan and my original plan fell through and after a whirlwind of stress and panic, we have ended up in a temporary situation in a big, beautiful, moldy old house. The owners are trying to … 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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Bridget’s Modeling Career

I have a pretty good system now for publishing my original patterns. Whenever I come up with a new design, I teach it at Beaded Bliss in Harrison, OH to a group of my dearest bead-lady friends. This last Saturday, … Continue reading

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