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Creativity Time Management

I think we all feel there's no longer 24 hours in a day. Along with budget cuts, there seems to be time cuts as well, and 24 hours feels significantly less these days! That's why it's even more important than ever to fit in your creativity time....

Peyote Stitch Pleasures

For Krystal Wick, the peyote stitch, "has turned into my Zen practice." She weaves an interesting tale about the peyote stitch, why this stitch is her favorite and how seed beads got in the mix.

Bead Along

With the winter blues upon us, I must plan loads of fun events to keep myself charged through the less inspiring chilly months. You know, it's like a battery running low, not all pistons are firing! You want to just tunnel under the down comforter...

Angels Among Us

Learn why angels have become so engrained in society and examples of how you can be an angel in the life in others.

Beading as Meditation

I've taken yoga and meditation classes for eons. I've even stayed at an ashram with a real live guru and participated in a silent 4-day noise fast to tackle my "monkey mind" (quite similar to Julia Roberts in only she has better hair), and I gotta...

Righteous Beady Vibes

There's no denying the power of the almighty bead and I know I'm preaching to the choir here but it's also commonly believed that there are many natural healing qualities of the gemstones and crystals we love so dearly. We're all drawn to certain...

Mixing Metals for the Brave

Mixing metals used to be a fashion faux pas, but now it's a fashion go-to when you're creating some amazing metal jewelry.

Beading On The Go

I have a theory ... many precious minutes are lost when one could be beading; waiting at the airport, picking up the kids from soccer, chatting on the phone, happy hour at your BFF's, etc. But let's face it, packing everything up, making sure you...

Flower Power - Kanzashi Then and Now

Kanzashi really reached its peak in popularity during the Edo period (1603 to 1868). The Japanese hairstyles grew larger and more complex, incorporating more than one hair ornament at the same time (this must be where Cher got her inspiration for...

Meet-n-Bead

Remember your first bead? Was there anything better than falling in love with those magical little bits of possibilities? So many things to learn such as correctly, , and , to name a few of the all important basics in beading. It was exciting...

Falalalala and Deck Your Earlobes

One of my secrets of life is enjoying the holiday season ... EARLY! As kids we waited and waited, counting the days for the big guy's visit with the all important bag of goodies. Now, as adults, time passes so quickly and our lives are filled with...

Where are my Beads?

I've long been aware of a couple major types of jewelry makers: the messy ones and the organized ones. Oh, sure there's a lot of grey in between the two types, but I've concluded your DNA is preset in this area and basic cellular structure and...

The Art of Gratitude

Living in a "more is better" society, it's become a habit to look at what's missing and to exist in it's-never-enough type of lifestyle (especially when it comes to beads!) Upon my death bed, my last words uttered will surely be "if only I had that...

"NO" is a Complete Sentence

I blurted this out one day while venting to a beady buddy about a deadline I surely could not meet in this lifetime! The requester kept pushing me, then looked at me in disappointment expecting a legitimate reason for saying, "No." As I relayed...

Accessories for Your Pets

Those of us who have pets love our pets, I mean LOOOOOOOOOVE our pets, right?! We're also jewelry makers and we create jewelry for our loved ones, so why the heck wouldn't we make jewelry celebrating our pets? . Let's get going! One of the best ways...

Why We Bead

I was born with 6 fingers instead of 10. It's no secret--you can see this in my DVDs and TV segments. You can see when I teach a class, and you can certainly see it in person when you're around me. But you'd never know it when you see my jewelry or...

Growing Your Mailing List = Gold Mine

Many artists overlook the all important task of keeping in touch with customers. I mean, let's face it, we'd all rather be in the studio making stuff, 24-7 as in those early days of dreaming what our fairytale lives as an artist would be like, am I...

Zentangle® Your Jewels

Zentangle has been sweeping the world as one of the new art movements. When you try your hand at it, it's obvious why it's caught on like it has. It feels good! Google Zentangle or look on Pinterest and you'll find all kinds of blogs, examples and...

It's All in the Details

There are many articles on selling your jewelry such as , and to name a few. And many of us jewelry-making entrepreneurs are wearing quite a few hats these days whether it is an Etsy shop, brick and mortar store, website sales or shows. We are...

The Power of Words

Poet and Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, Rudyard Kipling stated, "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." From the dark depths of devastation of a "Dear Jane" letter in junior high school to the joy of a new baby...
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