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Debbie Bruce
Jewelry Designer and Owner of It's a Bead-iful World
Jewelry Designer and Owner of It's a Bead-iful World

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Many of us in the jewelry design world struggle over what to do with pieces that don't really fall into the jewelry category. I myself have struggled with this for years. True, making many of these pieces require that same skill set, but the finished produc...

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The End of a Chapter
God works in mysterious ways. For months I've been praying for direction from God regarding my jewelry business. I wrote about feeling led to teach. I felt it was God leading me to inquire at Hobby Lobby if they offered classes. It seemed like a door openin...

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Beading for a Cause
A few weeks ago I wrote about going to a "Spring Bling Fling" event where women learned about jewelry trends and how to repair/re-purpose jewelry. Little did I know that, on that night, I would meet a new friend! Julie was so sweet. She knew I was going to ...

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Meet and Greet !!!
I've been diligently trying to determine what kind of classes to offer at Hobby Lobby for the past couple of months. Things could be going better, however. It's very difficult to know what time schedule works for people, what techniques they would like to l...

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Do You Know Your Aesthetic Style?
Everyone knows that the economy is really, really bad, and one of the first things to go are non-essential items. So it's no big surprise that jewelry sales during this slump are, dare we say, in the toilet. However, I've been doing some soul searching as t...

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Spring Bling Fling at First Baptist Church
A few days ago I received a message from a dear friend that used to own a wonderful bead shop here in town. She doesn't live here, and had received a request from someone in town that was looking for someone knowledgeable in the area of jewelry repair, re-p...

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Class Schedule
I've taken the big leap into the world of teaching. I've taught a few classes in my home. However, some people may not feel comfortable coming to a stranger's house. For that reason, plus the larger classroom size available, I'm now teaching Jewelry Making ...

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Never Too Old to Learn
I've had one of those weeks where it seems like I am constantly saying "I didn't know that!". It seems every day I have the opportunity to learn something new, sometimes the hard way. On Monday, I was prepping some fabric with resin for a future jewelry-mak...

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All This Stuff
I love doing craft shows and art fairs. I love meeting people. People are so interesting. I watch people walk by, notice their expressions on their face, and wonder what they're thinking about as they look into the different booths. One thing that surprises...
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