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TAD 2014 – Day 26

Woo Hoo! I actually accomplished (and photographed) something! Unfortunately, I am going to need to rework the clasp a little, but it’s almost there. The largest beads were part of a necklace that had belonged to my grandmother, but it

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TAD 2014 – Day 26

Woo Hoo! I actually accomplished (and photographed) something! Unfortunately, I am going to need to rework the clasp a little, but it’s almost there. The largest beads were part of a necklace that had belonged to my grandmother, but it

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Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

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Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

2014 Day 18

TAD Day 18: Nest necklace

I was able to get this done earlier today as I waited for the snow to clear the roads before I left for work. These would be cute to make for friends with kids. If I do it again, I

2014 Day 18

TAD Day 18: Nest necklace

I was able to get this done earlier today as I waited for the snow to clear the roads before I left for work. These would be cute to make for friends with kids. If I do it again, I

2014 Day 16

TAD Day 16: Braided beaded bracelet

I’m normally happier when I work on craft projects that don’t require such small work, but I do have a box full of beads and findings that I pull out and play with every once in a while.  I also

2014 Day 16

TAD Day 16: Braided beaded bracelet

I’m normally happier when I work on craft projects that don’t require such small work, but I do have a box full of beads and findings that I pull out and play with every once in a while.  I also

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TAD 2014 – Day 11

store. Debit card wouldn’t work. Called husband. Yup, money in the account. Stopped at liquor store. Card wouldn’t work again. So much for it just being the card reader. Call bank. Closed till 9:00 tomorrow. Call hubby again. He offers

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TAD 2014 – Day 11

store. Debit card wouldn’t work. Called husband. Yup, money in the account. Stopped at liquor store. Card wouldn’t work again. So much for it just being the card reader. Call bank. Closed till 9:00 tomorrow. Call hubby again. He offers

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Day 7 – metal

This is my sink. You can see all of it. This was not the case earlier today and has not been for some days. If I accomplished nothing else today, this would be enough. However, I did do other things. In

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Day 7 – metal

This is my sink. You can see all of it. This was not the case earlier today and has not been for some days. If I accomplished nothing else today, this would be enough. However, I did do other things. In

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Day 7: Glass Loop Necklace

I just made a quick thing today. It’s these glass loopy things I bought from Michaels tied together with waxed cord to make a necklace.

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Day 7: Glass Loop Necklace

I just made a quick thing today. It’s these glass loopy things I bought from Michaels tied together with waxed cord to make a necklace.

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Thing-A-Day 2014 Day 5: Bauble Ring

Our Christmas crackers from last year had these little wires with golden baubles on each end wrapped around them and I thought they were neat, so I saved them. Well, I was looking at the bauble wires today and I

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Thing-A-Day 2014 Day 5: Bauble Ring

Our Christmas crackers from last year had these little wires with golden baubles on each end wrapped around them and I thought they were neat, so I saved them. Well, I was looking at the bauble wires today and I

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Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet

I need to find a mannequin arm or something for displaying bracelets.

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Day 4: Woven Metal Bracelet

I need to find a mannequin arm or something for displaying bracelets.

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Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet

This was a really simple bracelet to make. All I had to do was thread some wire through some beads, twist the wire around and then untwist it.

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Day 3: Twisted Metal Bracelet

This was a really simple bracelet to make. All I had to do was thread some wire through some beads, twist the wire around and then untwist it.

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Day 1 – Silicon Mold

I found an Instructable on make molds from silicon caulk, using dishwashing liquid as the catalyst.  The first photo is the three objects I decided to make molds of. The bisque cat face was my inspiration (I have a jewelry project

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Day 1 – Silicon Mold

I found an Instructable on make molds from silicon caulk, using dishwashing liquid as the catalyst.  The first photo is the three objects I decided to make molds of. The bisque cat face was my inspiration (I have a jewelry project

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Thing 27

For Thing 27, I made some mosaic pendants using freshwater pearls, shells, vintage Czech seed beads and sand. I love making these pendants! I also am working on the idea of using a shell as a frame and have included

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Thing 27

For Thing 27, I made some mosaic pendants using freshwater pearls, shells, vintage Czech seed beads and sand. I love making these pendants! I also am working on the idea of using a shell as a frame and have included

Chip Bag Bracelet

TAD 2013 – Day 25

        Remember gum wrapper chains? I had yards and yards of chains back in the 60s. Chewed way too much gum in my youth obviously.  Well this is a variation on those. It’s a bracelet made with

Chip Bag Bracelet

TAD 2013 – Day 25

        Remember gum wrapper chains? I had yards and yards of chains back in the 60s. Chewed way too much gum in my youth obviously.  Well this is a variation on those. It’s a bracelet made with

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

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Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Day 22 ~ Glass Fused Pendant #2

Another glass fused pendant. Really enjoying this :)

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Day 22 ~ Glass Fused Pendant #2

Another glass fused pendant. Really enjoying this :)

TAD Day 22

TAD 22: Earrings for knitters

I need to work on my yarn wrapping, but these have potential.

TAD Day 22

TAD 22: Earrings for knitters

I need to work on my yarn wrapping, but these have potential.

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Day 21: Bracelet

I have a lot of beads lying about, so I made a bracelet.

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Day 21: Bracelet

I have a lot of beads lying about, so I made a bracelet.

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Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

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Day 21 ~ Fused Glass Pendant

After a few failed attempts at creating an opening through the layers of glass, I’ve finally succeeded at my first fused glass pendant.

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Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

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Day 19 – A Pair and a Half

I got one pair of earrings done and then pooped out before I got the second earring of the second pair started. [Scarlett] I’ll think about it tomorrow! Tomorrow is another day! [/Scarlett]

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Day 18: Paper Clip Ring

Yes! With just two minutes of time, a pair of pliers and a paper clip, you too can have a beautiful piece of jewelry.

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Day 18: Paper Clip Ring

Yes! With just two minutes of time, a pair of pliers and a paper clip, you too can have a beautiful piece of jewelry.

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

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Thing 10

Thing 10 is not a finished thing but rather a started thing. Eventually it will be a necklace mixing polymer clay, coral, seed beads and other ingredients yet to be determined. Hopefully that will be soon. In the meantime, I

TAD Day 9

TAD 9: Earrings

  I love jewelry, but I do not enjoy making it.  I always forget that though.  I think it is good to push out of your comfort zone once in a while, but I was glad when these were finished

TAD Day 9

TAD 9: Earrings

  I love jewelry, but I do not enjoy making it.  I always forget that though.  I think it is good to push out of your comfort zone once in a while, but I was glad when these were finished

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Day 8-Jewelry

Today I made a rose necklace, attached bails to some already finished glass pieces to make necklaces, and also completed a fused glass wine bottle stopper.

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Day 8-Jewelry

Today I made a rose necklace, attached bails to some already finished glass pieces to make necklaces, and also completed a fused glass wine bottle stopper.

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Thing 8

Today’s thing is a mosaic pendant made with a piece of sea glass, a freshwater pearl and various vintage seed beads. I love these heart shaped bezels!

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Thing 8

Today’s thing is a mosaic pendant made with a piece of sea glass, a freshwater pearl and various vintage seed beads. I love these heart shaped bezels!

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Day 8: Pretty earrings

Today I made earrings. They are my number one favorite piece of jewelry. Actually, I never leave the house without wearing a pair of earrings. I do own a lot of them, mostly handmade and it’s one of those items

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Day 8: Pretty earrings

Today I made earrings. They are my number one favorite piece of jewelry. Actually, I never leave the house without wearing a pair of earrings. I do own a lot of them, mostly handmade and it’s one of those items

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Day 6-Fused glass

I seem to be on a streak of posting two things a day and then missing a day. Oh well. So here is my Thing #6. Finally starting to get my little arts and crafts studio set up in our

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Day 6-Fused glass

I seem to be on a streak of posting two things a day and then missing a day. Oh well. So here is my Thing #6. Finally starting to get my little arts and crafts studio set up in our

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

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Thing 6

Today I made another polymer clay pendant and some two holes beads perfect for a bracelet all with a nice textured finish. Hint of things to come, perhaps?

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Day 5: Little Black Clouds

Another quick “shop the stash” hit today. When I first saw these gray shell teardrops, they reminded me of rain. I thought they’d look great as cascade-style earrings (you know, the kind that feature several teardrops or briolettes attached along

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Day 5: Little Black Clouds

Another quick “shop the stash” hit today. When I first saw these gray shell teardrops, they reminded me of rain. I thought they’d look great as cascade-style earrings (you know, the kind that feature several teardrops or briolettes attached along

TAD Day 5

TAD 5: Simple bracelet

I made this from two broken necklaces. I like the simplicity of the silver and black silk cord.

TAD Day 5

TAD 5: Simple bracelet

I made this from two broken necklaces. I like the simplicity of the silver and black silk cord.

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Thing 5

Today’s thing is a little more polymer clay. This is what got finished today with a couple more things started that may be thing 6!

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Thing 5

Today’s thing is a little more polymer clay. This is what got finished today with a couple more things started that may be thing 6!

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Day 4: Shopping the Stash

Had to do this one on the quick! Yesterday, I mentioned having a problem with follow-through when it comes to all those great ideas that come while you’re in the supply shops, running your hands over everything. I bring stuff

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Day 4: Shopping the Stash

Had to do this one on the quick! Yesterday, I mentioned having a problem with follow-through when it comes to all those great ideas that come while you’re in the supply shops, running your hands over everything. I bring stuff