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No. 21 Vacation

I’m going on several family trips this month which makes crafting and blogging a little challenging. Do you blog or craft while you travel? How do you do it?

These beads are from the NYC Spring bead show. Very simple and summery. I like to wrap small gifts in origami boxes. Pretty, ephemeral and recyclable.


July 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm 5 comments

No. 14 Monkeys on the Loose

Sometimes it’s all about the bead and not the fancy wire work. I like these because they have a retro feel to them and remind me of the “Planets, Moons, and Meteorites” aka “Rocks for Jocks” class they offered at my college.

May 27, 2008 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

No. 13 Green Grow the Rushes Ho

These slightly oversharpened beauties use beads made out of the seeds of the tagua nut. The material resembles ivory before it is dyed. They are fairly light and actually remind me more of Lucite. You can find more information about tagua nuts at One World Projects.

May 7, 2008 at 12:53 pm 6 comments

No. 10 One is the loneliest number. . .

For a brief moment in time and space there were two of us, but now after 72 hours I am alone. Why didn’t she secure us with some earring stoppers. Now I have to hang on this oversized martini glass surveying peoplekind without a mate. Great sadness.

As you can tell I’m in a wiry mood. I guess it makes sense. Once you learn how to string a bead you want to graduate to the lofty heights of wire work. It’s April and here is Number 10. Only 89 to go. Yikes!

April 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm 3 comments

Pay It Forward Exchange

I stumbled on this Pay It Forward Exchange on Sabrina’s blog Ranunkel and this is how it works:

The concept is based on the movie Pay It Forward where acts of kindness are performed without expecting anything in return in the hope that the recipients of these acts of kindness pass on the favor.
So, I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and exactly when you’ll receive it, but I promise I will send it. In return YOU have to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

I will now PAY IT FORWARD to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?!

Please, be a PIF! You will enjoy it just as much as we do!

By the way, these pretties are from the New York Whole Bead Spring Show. So many plans for this treasure and so little time.

April 9, 2008 at 12:14 am 5 comments

Tag You’re It

amazing2bblogger1.jpgLisa from U-Handbag tagged me as amazing and weird (or was that amazingly weird? Let’s not go there.) So here are seven weird things about me:

  1. I can wiggle my pinky toes independent from all my other toes.
  2. I think my husband married me because I can whistle using my fingers and once hailed a cab for him when we were first dating.
  3. I am compulsive about watching all episodes of a television series in one sitting. I just finished watching 34 episodes of Heroes on Netflix play-on-demand within a little over a week. Needless to say, absolutely nothing got done. (I have met the devil and this feature of Netflix is it!)
  4. I worked at Starbuck’s when a small cup of coffee was still called ‘Small’ and you would get a free cup of coffee with every pound of coffee you bought.
  5. My favorite task in law school was to edit footnotes.
  6. I hide from my snail mail. I never open up the mailbox. That’s Joe’s job. I couldn’t finish the House of Sand and Fog because that described me to a tee. One day I too will end up in jail because I couldn’t get myself to open my mail.
  7. I prefer a stick shift over an automatic. That’s generally not a problem except on family vacations when someone needs to borrow a car and no one knows how to drive ours.

So, that’s enough weirdness for today. And with this I tag Candace, Elizabeth, and Tamara.

January 29, 2008 at 3:12 am 3 comments

No. 2

Clasp Earrings


The centerpiece of these earrings are the two halves of a clasp. Just wear the clasps or pretty them up further with something dangley.

January 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

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The Resolution

Here is my project for the year: I want to make 99 different pairs of earrings over the course of the next 12 months. That averages about 2 pairs a week. We’ll see how I fare with this resolution.