Thursday, December 8th

8 Dec

Me, Katie Hacker and the Cozy Colorwash Necklace on the set of Beads, Baubles & Jewels.

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Saturday, November 5th

5 Nov

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Friday, October 21st

21 Oct

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Monday, October 3rd

3 Oct

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Beautiful Basha bead. I’ll post instructions on at Shiny Little Things by the end of the week.

Wednesday, September 21st

21 Sep

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Long, leather and wood. A bit jangly.

Saturday, September 10th

10 Sep

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Too simple-round wood beads with a pierced Elaine Ray ceramic bead and a fossilized ammonite pendant.

Wednesday, September 7th

7 Sep

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This very long (40″) necklace proved to dramatic for me today. I ended up doubling the chain, knotting it and looping it around my neck.

Super long is interesting, but not practical.

September 4th, 2011

4 Sep

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This old, old, old necklace has a mix of glass beads and pretty, lacey filigree. I haven’t worn it in years and forgot how much I liked it.

Saturday, August 27th

27 Aug

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Today we almost had a hurricane.

Isabel roared up the sound and did amazing damage to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s headed north to Baltimore and New York and Boston.

Here, in Raleigh we had a bit of rain and lashing winds but nothing as bad as we had expected. I wore my rain boots, anyway, and my trusty denim shirt-dress.

This necklace features a pocket watch locket fitted with a round mirror and a triple strand of kimono cording and silk accented with ceramic Elaine Ray beads. That green in the locket is out wet garden reflected in the mirror.

There will be instructions appearing on my other blog very soon.

Wednesday, August 10th

10 Aug

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Knotted on red leather, these old African amber beads host a cast brass Frozen Charlotte and a single undyed Kukui nut.

Off-center, just the way I like it.