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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Incredible adventure SWAP N HOP

Just received my congratulations  e-mail that I am officially in the
                                          SWAP N  HOP
So totally excited... I just Love exchanging beads with others and making new bead friends....it was suggested to list  the 5 things that are important to  match me with my partner and for my partner to select my beads. So here goes !
1: I started out doing stained glass in Montreal, Quebec and  took many courses & got good at it,  then moved to Toronto, Ontario and decided I would like to try my hand at glass fusing, after all it is still glass.. Then I moved to Kelowna, B.C. and fell in love with glass bead making at the torch... Of course when making all these beads I had to do something with them.  I have quite a collection of vintage jewelry (and love to thrift for special pieces). I then came up with the brilliant idea that I could incorporate  my lampwork beads into pieces with my vintage jewelry.
2:  I usually make simple necklaces with 3 or 5 pieces dangling off a single chain  (however I did do some very involved pieces when I took part in Bead Soup Blog Hop)  Here's one of them... also in the colours that I love.

Here's one with my lampwork bead
3:  I like to use what ever I have on hand:  silver plate,  especially love copper, brass, black wire, etc. I can usually work with anything & like a challenge.
4:     I   like hand forging pieces of wire to make unique clasps, wire wrapping,  jump rings,  (have never done any bead weaving..too fiddly for me)
  5:  Love analogous colors:  blues, greens, teals or the pinks, oranges, purples
           I love bright, clear  colors and tend to stay away muddy colors..I like my
           jewelry to  POP  !
So that's it... if you scroll down thru my blog you will see the colors I use.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Swap & Hop & other stuff

Just finished a 3 day oil painting workshop... totally stoked to start my Contemporary Impressionistic painting.... in love with oils.
Signed up today for the Swap and Hop.. another swap beads with a partner and 
 Show your work...
and yeah !! I just successfully cut and pasted  (I am usually at a loss of how to do these things.)  Windows 7 for dummies is a challenge for me but I did just follow the instructions & it worked!!!
Must get busy and make some new lampwork beads....

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Monday, January 05, 2015

Easy DIY Recycled Jewelry Display

Here's a fabulous jewelry display that I just completed. Thrifted a revolving spice rack (minus the jars, at my local Women's Shelter for $1.00)

Then I used some 2 sided carpet tape  ($1.00 store) to attach some burlap (from some unused burlap bags that were meant for sand bags..when the lake gets too high)

I then sewed the burlap together where it meets on the other side.
All that is needed now are some ribbons of elastic to hold the jewelry cards in place.  I used black elastic and just tied it at the side, but really, anything would do.. like ribbon, wire.  Also you could sew it on as well to have a tidy look.  I like to just tie it on in case I change it up & put ribbon or wire on it.
If you have any questions about this DIY Jewelry display please comment & I will get back to you...  Happy DIY ing!

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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year  every one from snowy Kelowna, B.C. Supposed to get about a foot of snow.. good thing it is light and fluffy !!  Been working on cleaning up my studio for a great start to the New Year... Lots of new stuff has been swirling around in my mind... Now if I can just get it out....

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New display tree

Finished my last show and sale for 2014 at the  Seniors residence.  I made some inexpensive items and they were a big hit.  I also reduced the price on a few things when the seniors didn't have much $  with them.  I traded another vendor a fused glass angel for an awesome metal tree (?) to hang my fused glass ornaments on.. I am tickled pink with this new addition.. I think that I got the better end of the deal... but Sue said she did not want the tree anymore.....It's always difficult to hang and show art glass.

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