Category Archives: Hand made

October Art Bead Scene Challenge

This month’s Art Bead Scene Challenge is full of colors I love – the reds and browns – as well as colors I’d never imagine putting with them – the blue and magenta.  The palette was totally outside of my … Continue reading

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Striped Halloween Shortbread Cookies

In honor of Halloween, I decided to do some holiday baking this weekend.  Multi-colored shortbread cookies really lend themselves to holiday baking because they pack a visual punch, are easier to make than they look, and are a flexible base … Continue reading

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A Plethora of Pearls

Recently, I had a craving to create a super long necklace.  These are nice because they are simple, but take a long time and are a perfect companion to a TV/movie marathon.  This weekend, I watched back-to-back episodes of The … Continue reading

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Ivory Leaf Earrings for September Art Bead Scene Challenge

For my Art Bead Scene entry this month, I used the leaf shaped crackle beads from my faux ivory experiments.  I’m having fun with this shape and I really like how well it works for earrings. The inspiration artwork is … Continue reading

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Fondant Cutters for Mokume Gane

Last week, I got a fabulous package in the mail – a nice sized box filled with an assortment of fondant cutters.  Now, I’ve never done anything with fondant in my life, but fondant cutters can do double duty as … Continue reading

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A Minor Mug Obsession

My husband is getting worried.  I keep finding wonderful mugs and our kitchen cabinets stubbornly remain the same size.  He says I need to stop buying pottery, and I say that I just need to do a little rearranging… Here’s … Continue reading

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