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Clasp Wars: The Slide Clasp

It’s time once again for another Clasp Wars post! I ran another vote on the Wescott Jewelry Facebook Page for what clasp you guys wanted to talk about next and though it was close, the good ole slide clasp just barely … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Snap Clasp

  Welcome back, friends! In this third installation of my Clasp Wars series, we are going to be talking about snap clasps. I asked which clasp we should talk about next on my Facebook page and the request for these … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Box Clasp

Hey, everybody! So, a few weeks ago I debuted my first post in a new series on my blog where I talk about different clasps and really get into what I do and don’t like about them. We talked about lobster … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Lobster Claw

I wanna start a new series on this blog where I compare different types of clasps and talk a bit about what I’ve learned over the years in terms of what they are and aren’t good for. I’m calling it … Continue reading

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New Design – Joystone Bezel (8 Projects in 1 Pattern!)

My friends, hello! You may have noticed that I have been pretty quiet here and on Facebook lately. Part of it is that I am going on my first vacation as an adult here soon (to celebrate my 5 year … Continue reading

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SuperDuo Star Earrings 2.0 (with Kite Beads) – Rescuing an Old Pattern from Retirement

Hello, my dear friends! Are you having a nice fall? Things are finally cooling down around here and I am LOVING it. So, quick story time. Back when I was a wee babe working at Beads Direct USA when it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sale – 2017

Hey, everybody! So Etsy has recently upgraded a lot of the features that allow sellers to customize coupons and sales. To celebrate, they’re hosting a big Etsy sale for Labor Day Weekend and my Etsy shop is participating! For the long … Continue reading

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New Design – Tetrabella Bracelet with Candy Beads or Tipp beads!

Hello, everyone! I have a new pattern for you. Allow me to introduce my Tetrabella bracelet! You can use either Candy Beads (the rose and chocolate version) or Tipp Beads (gold and cobalt). I call it Tetrabella because “Tetra-” is … Continue reading

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Playing with Potomac’s new AVA beads!

Hello, everyone! So, a few weeks ago, I received a delightful surprise in the mail!   Potomac Bead Company was kind enough to send me some of their new AVA beads! They should be available in October or November and … Continue reading

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Caribbean Color Palette Challenge!

Hi, everybody! So, you may remember a few months ago when Sherri Stokey challenged everyone to try using her favorite beachy/starfish color palette and I made a whole bunch of pieces. It was so much fun that, when Sherri announced … Continue reading

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