Copper and bead bracelet

I had a lot of fun making this. My daughter said that it is totally me. I think she is right. A lot of times I make things for other people or other styles but this one really is me. I made it with really thick gauge copper wire. I got a new propane torch…

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Fish glass beads

I’ve had some more fun playing with glass. I found that I like making these fish and caterpillars as a fun way to learn the basic skills. It’s a lot more interesting than making plain round beads over and over. It’s definitely been a learning experience. If you’ve ever wanted to try it you should…

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My First Glass Beads

So for Christmas I got a glass bead making kit and I’ve finally gotten a chance to try it out.  The results were less than spectacular but making them was still fun. I want to make some jewelry with my own beads. But I think that will have to be further in the future when…

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What Brings You Joy?

I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful young woman last night. Her name is Josie Thompson.  I would call her a blogger/crusader extraordinaire. She has travelled around the country, interviewing 444 people asking them what helps them get out of bed in the morning. It’s pretty inspirational when you figure in the fact that…

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Luggage tag charm bracelet

I really like how this turned out.  Who would have thought that Shrinky Dinks could look so classy. Once again these are Shrinky dinks that I have dipped in melted UTEE.  …

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Vintage travel tag charms

These cute charms are made out of shrinky dinks. They were printed onto ink jet shrinky dink paper. Then I cut them out and punched a hole in the top. Then I used my Ranger Melting Pot to shrink and coat them with UTEE. I really liked the way they turned out. I’m going to…

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Soldered glass charms

 I need to get better at my soldering skills so I decided to make a few charms for the practice. These are made from glass tiles that I stamped then backed with patterned paper then added soldered sides and jump rings. I like the way that they turned out. I’ll post some more pictures when…

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