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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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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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Experimenting with Faux Ivory in Polymer Clay

This month’s Art Bead Scene challenge was a perfect opportunity to finally try to create some faux ivory.  The principle is simple, thin alternating layers of light clay and translucent.  The execution, however, takes a bit of practice. For my … 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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Three Variations of Extruder Swirl Beads

This weekend I mixed up some custom purple, brown, gray, and white and used those colors with my extruder to make three varieties of bead.  All three started the same – I put the colors into the extruder and extruded … Continue reading

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Watercolor Polymer Clay

About two weeks or so ago, I did my first experiment with the watercolor technique for polymer clay.  Maggie Maggio did a great tutorial, here, if you’re curious what the steps are.  This was also my first foray into using … Continue reading

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Twisted Polymer Beads

A couple of years ago, I was playing around with bead shapes and, as an experiment, flattened a bead and twisted it.  Immediately, I was in love.  With a little bit of careful manipulation, I could create beads that had … Continue reading

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Photographing Jewelry

I’m in the process of setting up an Etsy shop for some of my jewelry, and one of the key parts of having a good shop is having good photos.  The challenging part is having photos that look nice, have … Continue reading

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Garden Mokume Gane

I’ve been following the Art Bead Scene blog for years and I love their monthly challenges, but I haven’t usually been good about participating.  However, this month I’m starting a new blog, which seemed like the perfect time to get in gear and … Continue reading

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