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When Life Gives you Lemons, You Make Honey

Friend Challenges Me to Make New Beaded Creations

An Ancient Bee Googled its way to Me

Worktable Wednesday - Commission Work

I've got two commissions to complete in the next week!  Yikes!  I've made some progress with the first one that a sweet friend of mine commissioned back in early July!  She made the mistake of telling me to take my time, so I did.  : )  I used that time to waver between traditional goldsmithing and working with metal clay.  As you can see I decided to go with the metal clay.

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Finnishing a Challenging Commission

My First Wedding Commission!

Passion Flower, one of the pieces she loved 

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Never to Hit the Shop, but Customers are Happy

As I've written before commissions are both exciting and a little scary.  The best situation happens when the client trusts that I will come up with something they'll love. 

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Classic Pearls

A client recently contacted me with a request that touched my heart.  She'd received an opera length strand of pearls many years ago from her husband and found that she didn't wear it much due to its length.  These are gorgeous creamy white round pearls that had been hand-selected for matching size

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Commissions

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington

Commissions can be a little nerve-wracking at first, but I love to do them.

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