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Denise McCabe
Just having fun in life with crafts...
Just having fun in life with crafts...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day
A green bracelet - perfect for St. Patrick's Day.   This one is also from Kassie Shaw's Beadweaving Beyond the Basics .  I love this FRAW.  The base of the bracelet sewed up very quickly.  And this would look so much more dramatic in black Czech glass and a...

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Yo-Yo Reversible Pendant
Here's another beaded item from the Beadweaving Beyond the Basics book by Kassie Shaw .  I love the bright colors and the fact that it is reversible.  Everything is so bright and cheery in this book - I really could stitch up the whole book.  This one just ...

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These beaded beads are called Wheelies and are from the book Beadweaving Beyond the Basics by Kassie Shaw .  Kassie introduces the concept of FRAW (faux right angle weave), which really makes right angle weave go so much faster.  I love the idea and have no...

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Beaded Beads
I've been on a kick lately, trying out different beaded beads.  These are from the book The Art of Beaded Beads by Jean Campbell . I think they were called pumpkin beads - which is definitely what they look like.  I like the pink one better - the contrast o...

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jewelry Stringing, Winter edition
Sadly, this is the last Stringing magazine.  Happily, I was published in it again.  Two bracelets: The first was actually a  birthday gift for a friend that she was nice enough to give back temporarily so it could be shipped off to the magazine for photos, ...

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Other Hobbies
Like most other jewelry makers, I have other crafty hobbies (several other crafty hobbies).  Over the holidays, knitting was my thing. My niece is very much into Harry Potter, so I made her a Harry Pottery scarf.  Unfortunately, it took me until a month aft...

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Handmade Polymer Clay Beads
Those titles - I have no original ideas for them so they all seem come out a little boring. With a little extra time last week, I finally delved into the fun world of polymer clay bead-making.  I've had Erin Prais-Hintz's Fabulous Facets  tutorial for well ...

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Bead Hoarder's Blog Party Partner
Introducing Annita Wilson - she's my Bead Soup Blog Party partner for this Bead Hoarder's Edition.  Here's her blog: I received all of her awesome beads last week.  Look at that awesome slab of green/yellow/black ...

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Bead Hoarder's Blog Hop
It's time for the Bead Hoarder's Blog Hop.  I'm so thankful that Lori Anderson has started another blog hop.  The ones in the past were always fun and I've met some other beaders that way. My partner this time around is Annita Wilson.  (www.awjewelryandbead...

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jewelry Stringing, Fall 2016
Once again, I am very fortunate to have more items published in the jewelry Stringing   Fall 2016 edition.  And this time, there is a link to purchase these on my Etsy store at the end of the post.  Jewelry Stringing has themes and both the bracelets were m...
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