The Tucson bead shows are always a blast. A nd this year was no exception. I attended the To Bead True Blue show, the Best Bead show, and the Whole Bead show--a mere sampling of the dozens of bead, gem, and fossil shows that occur every year at this time. I go to the Tucson shows for two main reasons...
Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine
Feb 6, 2012
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A sampling of the earrings I made during my self-imposed creative challenge: create a pair of earrings every day for an entire month! I don't often wear earrings. Part of that comes from a habit I got into after my son was born - it's just not good to wear long, dangling earrings in front of...
Jul 3, 2011
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7 Great Tips to Maintain your Chain! When I wrote Chain Style: 50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs , I couldn't wait to share the 50 fabulous necklace and bracelet designs. So many designs using all kinds of chain! Later on, as my favorite brass chain began to tarnish, I thought how great it would be...
Two Is Better Than One Some things are better done solo. Shopping for unmentionables comes to mind. Or flossing. Or, in our opinion, diving (we are still shocked that synchronized diving is an actual Olympic sport!). But writing beading books? Well, we’ve both done the solo author thing (check...
May 4, 2009
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