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Puget Sound Bead Festival

It’s Bead Table Wednesday and my bead table is filled with new bounty from the Puget Sound Bead Festival. On Sunday, Kristi Bowman and I met in Tacoma and spent a pleasant afternoon together feeding our bead addiction. I didn’t take

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Ceramic Beads & A Touch Of Lampwork

Bead Table Wednesday I have been on a crazy ceramic bead buying binge lately!  I confess to being addicted.  So here is what is lying all over my bead table today.  I tried to label everything correctly, but if you

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Bead Table Wednesday: Sneak Peek

I am on the Beads Of Clay (BOC) Design Team.  Every month or so, five of the Design Team members are given some beautiful handmade clay beads and asked to design one or two pieces of jewelry with them.  I received a delightful selection of BOC

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Bead Table Wednesday: Necklace and Studio Update

Two Wednesdays ago, I said I was starting a studio clean up.  I haven’t made a lot of progress, but there are a few signs of hope.  This was my work table 2 weeks ago. It’s not a whole lot better, but if

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Bead Table Wednesday: Spring Cleaning

I have had 3 shows in the last month and my studio reflects the chaos that results from show preparations.  I’ve been making as much jewelry as possible, creating hang tags and earrings cards – but not cleaning up after

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Bead Table Wednesday: Artist’s Garage Sale

The town I live in, Olympia, WA, is a pretty funky, artsy place.  We have a fun, annual event called the Artists’ Garage Sale.  Now this isn’t your ordinary, run-of-the-mill spring garage sale.  Oh no!  This is over 70 artists,

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Bead Fest – Stash!

Impulsivity About a dozen of my online my bead artist and designer friends were all planning on attending Bead Fest in Philadelphia last weekend.  I yearned to meet these women in person because I had enjoyed and cherished our online communication

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