Category Archives: Storytime

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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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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