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Fabric Scrap Earrings – New Pattern in the Store!

I made a pair of earrings out of some striped t-shirt fabric left over from another project, and every time I wear them, I always get about a million compliments. They’re one of my favorite pairs of earrings, and since they are made of fabric, they’re really lightweight. I have three piercings in each ear, […]

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Day 3 – More from Erin

This dress is another that Erin gave to me from her closet a while back, and I assume it is also from Ross. The black peep-toe pumps came from Target several years ago. The earrings were an experiment at jewelry class last night which turned out quite well. They are made of copper, which is […]

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Of Socks and Signet Rings

Having reached the end of the leg of the sock I started earlier this week, last night I turned the heel. It is now starting to look like a sock, but I have found I don’t really like the hourglass decrease method of turning a heel, and the heel portion feels a bit tight, even […]

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Carving wax is fun!

My lost wax casting class started last week, and our homework assignment is to have a wax pattern all ready to start the process when we arrive at class on Tuesday. I’m excited, because this means that I finally get to make Matt’s lightning bolt ring! Things couldn’t have worked out more perfectly, as Matt […]

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Two Jewelry Projects

Saturday is my mom’s birthday. She bought a couple of pendants a while back from Fusion Glass in La Mesa, and asked me to incorporate them into some necklaces for her, so I finished one up today that will be on its way to her shortly. Here it is: I got the idea for the […]

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My dad took me to the art museum today!

I had a really great treat today. My dad has a membership at the San Diego Museum of Art, and he took me down there today to see the Alexander Calder jewelry exhibit. (He had actually already seen it but made a point to take me there because he knew I would like it. He’s […]

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Taking a break from packing!

Packing all my stuff sure is hard work! I am trying to get my craft room organized and packed today, and I have more craft stuff than I ever realized. But hey, I found a lot of stuff I had been looking for! Daniel and I got our apartment in Sunnyvale over the weekend and […]

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Squiggly Wire

As I mentioned in my last post, the next jewelry class I will be taking focuses on bending and hammering wire into squiggles and spirals. I am always too excited to wait for the class, so based on pictures I saw of the next class’ projects and the techniques we learned yesterday for making clasps, […]

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Etruscan Spiral Bracelet

Last night’s jewelry class was awesome. It was the last of three sessions in the wire wrapping beads course I have been taking, and this class meeting was the most productive. We learned techniques for making top-drilled beads into pendants or earrings, how to create clasps, how to make wire-wrapped rings, and how to make […]

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Fireworks, Food, and a Finished Bracelet

I like taking pictures at night with long exposures, so the fireworks last night were fun to photograph. Kind of makes me want a better camera than the little point-and-shoot camera I currently own, since I have very little control over shutter speed or aperture. Nonetheless, it was fun! We had a great view of […]

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