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Wordless Wednesday - Decebalus

Decabalus on the Danube

Ancient ruler of Dacia who fought the Romans and won

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Fingers Burning to Get to Torch Enameling Class

A few years ago I took a fun class from Richard Salley at ArtFest up here in Port Townsend.  We were primarily making lockets, but he'd started experimenting with torch enameling and brought his whole shebang with him for us to try.  btw, if you don't know, Richard is a fabulous teacher.  He's generous with his knowledge and very encouraging.Although I love my locket it was the torch enameling that was tickling my muse.

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Creating Handmade with Handmade SALE - many shops!

This coming Sunday, October 2nd, there will be a huge cyber sale being hosted by Love My Art Jewelry.   For one day only:  31 (and counting!) online shops that create unique handmade jewelry and handmade beads and components that go into artisan jewelry will be putting their collections on sale.  

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More Colorful Earrings featuring Lampwork

In continuation of yesterday's post...  Here are some more lampwork artisan beads front and center in a colorful display of earrings in my shop.

Teal Artisan earrings by Honey from the Bee

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Artisan Lampwork Focus of Earrings

I love to see all the different styles of lampwork that are created by artists around the world.  I'm most familiar with U.S. lampworkers through art and trade shows and like to support them when I can.

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Wordless Wednesday - hungry?

Dream a Little Dream with Me

"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."  Marsha Norman, American Playright

Vintage button dangles on statement necklace

vintage buttons

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A Teaser of My Challenge Piece to Come

I think I told you that I'd made myself a promise that I wouldn't sit and create anything until all surfaces in my studio were clean.  Well, I did clean up a lot, seriously a lot!  I sent out 2 bins of magazines for recycling after tearing out stuff to keep and getting about 2/3 of that into my Spark binder.  However, with the month already half over I just had to do my September Art Bead Scene challenge piece.

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Wordless Wednesday - Salt Creek

I Heart Macro - tide-pooling