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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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What is the Largest Living Structure on Earth?

Do you know?  I couldn't recall, but do remember now hearing this before. It's not the Giant Sequoias, which are the largest trees on earth in terms of volume at greater than 42,500 cubic feet!  It's not the Blue Whale that can weigh as much as 180 metric tons and is the largest animal to ever have lived on Earth.  The clue is in the word structure. 

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Roaring ever Louder!

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The stars must be aligning just right, because my little baby has gotten another feature!  RiskyBeads selected her to be part of her Fresh Squeezed Tuesday.  I am honored!!

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My Little Acorn that Roars gets Feature!

Acorn pendant by Honey from the Bee

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Feeling Nostalgic for the Beach

 
With the Gulf Oil Spill chill hovering over all of us still and the end of summer nearing, I can't help but be a little nostalgic for those hot gritty sunburn kind of beach trips of yore.  Adults and kids just all seem to have the perfect time.  It didn't seem to matter i

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Childhood Memories Influence My Work

Have you been watching Bravo's Work of Art?  It's the ONLY show on television in the last 10 years at least where I do absolutely nothing while watching it.  No knitting, no flipping through a magazine, no talking, no eating, no beading...nothing. &nb

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Fine Silver - what does it mean?

Forest Brooch by Honey from the Bee

Forest Walk

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Forest Walk is a brooch I've created in PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and a Fine Silver bezel.  Both PMC and Fine Silver are practically synonymous except in their original form.  PMC, a brand name for one of the metal clays on the market, is composed of fine silver (99.9% pure silver) and an organic binder that burns off in my kiln, leaving just the fine silver.  Sterling Silver, as you probably know, is an alloy of 92.5% silver and other metals, usually copper. 
 

Acorn Pendant by Honey from the Bee

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Celebrating Summer with ArtFire Discount

Hot Air Balloon Pendant by Honey from the Bee

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Through Sunday, June27th, you can get a 20% discount on all non-sale, handmade by me, jewelry items.  Sale only valid in my ArtFire Shop (now closed). Use coupon code "HFTBSummer"

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My Whole Family Sacrifices for My Art

I've got a very supportive family.  I sometimes forget to give them full credit for the sacrifices they make for my art.

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Breach of Trust Found Object Necklace

Statement necklace

Within days of the spill I was finding myself depressed and feeling helpless and maybe even a little hopeless.

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