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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....

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...

Springtime

Some of my favorite sunflower, fern green, vintage rose, padparadscha, erinite and now the two brand new colors, rose peach and crystal luminous green, call out to me rather loudly during the doldrums of winter. They're so bright and cheery...

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.

Do You Organize by Color, Size or Shape?

Is this the age-old question of every beader or what? I'm a sucker for , and all those cute little tiny for organizing my beads. I even have to confess my many purchases of Talenti® gelato just for the containers (haha! For those of you who...

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...

Are YOU Ready for Your First Trunk Show?

A trunk show is an event where you make a personal appearance at one of the shops or galleries that carry your work. A trunk show is held for a specific amount of time, such as a weekend or an evening; you meet and greet the customers and sell a new...

Be Your Own Valentine

Gone are the days of our youth when we handmade Valentine Boxes in grade school, laboriously embellished with red and pink construction paper hearts, glue paste (that one kid in class always ate to gross us out), and the pièce de résistance ... lacy...

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.

Newbie-itis

Everyone gets stuck in a creative rut from time to time. After avoiding ANY bead stitching for years (I seriously was hauled down that path kicking and screaming the whole way), I wound up falling in love with the almighty stitch. And now I spend...

Organize Your Nooks AND Your Crannies

I remember a time when all my tubes fit into a shoe box ... LOL! That lasted about 12 hours and 1 cuff later--Seed Bead Tsunami! The seed bead storm hit and it's been wailing ever since. After getting past the first 3-row-struggle (key to every...

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU! Changing up your Jewelry-Making (among other things)

In this article, author Kristal Wick suggests ways to incorporate those strict New Year’s resolutions into your jewelry-making routines.

Lucky Clovers

As kids, we were constantly on the look out for four-leaf clovers. The woods of Minnesota contained miles and miles of lush green grassy magical wonders, sure to house many fairies, wood nymphs and perhaps a leprechaun or two. We'd spend hours...

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...

Bling in the New Year

After the holidays, it's a hum-drum-back-to-reality-I-gained-6-pounds-on-fruitcake-and-spent-all-my-money-on-presents reality isn't it? Re-entry is painful and every day feels like a Monday ... or is it just me? This year I decided to prolong the...

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...

Put the Fun in Fundraising

So your kids' Glee club needs new outfits; the football team needs new helmets; the bingo gang needs more daubers (that's the word on the street). Whatever the need, how about a fundraiser? With more and more budget cuts these days, fundraising has...

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...

Non-Traditional Ways of Selling Your Jewelry

Whether you want to start a business selling your jewelry, or you just want to pay for your habit, where and how to sell your own creations is one of the hottest topics in the DIY arena. Etsy and eBay have made it easier than ever to get started,...

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...
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