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Sheila Davis
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Lampwork glass bead artist and jewelry designer from the Pacific Northwest.
Lampwork glass bead artist and jewelry designer from the Pacific Northwest.

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Free Tut Friday!
Lampwork glass headpins are all the rage! Today, I'd like to share my technique on how I make them. They are easy to make and tons of fun! (Can be addicting too!) The tools I use are a Broach clip from Arrow Springs to hold the wire. It runs $14.95. You can...

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A Great Little Bead Show
The annual Heart of California Bead and Adornment Expo is in 4 days! This will be the fourth ? or fifth one. It's from 10:00~5:00 Saturday and Sunday. It's held at the Ramada Inn in Fresno. Ahhh...some more Summer weather!
So I've been busy packing beads an...

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New Tutorial E Book
Six years ago, I lit the torch for the first time. I was so excited! Since then, I have been in front of that torch for about 5 to 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. I have tried to work on my skills as well as finding a style, (although, I'm still working on th...

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Etching Glass Tutorial
Matte glass beads have such a soft, eye pleasing look to them. I recently had a request for a tutorial on how I acid etch my beads, so here goes!
First, a word about safety. This is a chemical (20% Ammonium Bifluoride) and must be used with safety precautio...

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Post Bead and Button Show
What a great experience Bead and Button show was! I am finally getting back in the groove of my regular routine. Aside from some airline glitches I had a great show. I wish I could have been in two places at once! It was hard to shop with all the great vend...

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Bead and Button Show
The day is near...I leave tomorrow for Milwaukee to attend and sell my wares at my first Bead and Button Show . I would like to again thank the ISGB for this opportunity. I received a place in the show among 2 other artists as a marketing opportunity from t...

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New Beads
It's been awhile since I've blogged as I'm busy getting ready for Bead and Button show, the largest consumer bead show in the world! I'll be there June 4~7 at the Marketplace. I don't have a booth number yet, but I will be in the artisan row. It's in Milwa...

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The Elusive Voice
Submitting your work to a juried show can be stressful, or at least leave you feeling anxious and nervous about the outcome. Am I good enough, will the jurors like my work, how will I feel if I'm not approved? I've submitted to several juried shows and have...

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SRAJD
As a member of the organization started my Laura Bracken, Self Representing Artist in Jewelry Design, I have participated in my first online gift guide. It's the Spring 2015 issue and it's very pretty! If you are not a member of SRAJD , but would like to be...

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Free Tut Friday!
The second in my Free Tut Friday, we'll explore making headpins. This is a style and technique I cam up with that has been very popular. You will need:
Reichenbach Iris Orange #RL- 6208 (aka Raku)
CIM Stone Ground #511251
Effetre Black Transparent #591064
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