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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me!

Do girls still chant the mantra "He loves me, he loves me not..." while plucking the petals from a daisy?  The chance that it might give me some insight into a boy's mind was all it took as a young girl to grab a daisy and start letting the petals fly until I got the answer I desired. Fields of wild daisies have been blooming for the past month in our area and it inspired me to think about this piece and how I would design it.  I love the daisy's simplicity of shape.

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Bead Booty

I had to drive through wind and rain and construction, but it was all worth it!  Last Friday I went to the Puget Sound Bead Festival in Tacoma and here are the goodies I couldn't pass up.

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Gardens by the Sea at My Studio Window

Above is the view from my studio window.  I'm one very fortunate woman.  Inspiration abounds, but there's always something that catches my eye and sets me off daydreaming.  On a windy day like today I watch the waves go by tipped by white caps.

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Puget Sound Bead Festival 2011

Being in this remote part of the country I've weaned myself off of many gem shows and bead shows, but there's one that just gets too close for comfort. 
When I go to these wonderful shows I get a nervous energy, a buzz for sure, when entering the doors and

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Wordless Wednesday

Celebrating Independence Day with Friendship

A guild I belong to, the Pacific Northwest ArtFire Guild, had a challenge to create something in the theme of Independence Day. Since we include British Columbia in our guild, Independence Day rather than the Fourth of July seemed appropriate.

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