Well, I’m a couple of days late getting this giveaway finished…and I so enjoyed reading all the comments of those who entered. You all have had some amazing sounding bead shops in your life, in your home towns, or miles away, or on the web.
Thanks for sharing all the lovely reasons we love our bead shops.
And Cindi Bernloehr…it’s your lucky day! She wrote that it’s not just the beady goodness she loved in her store, but the wonderful people there, who were willing to mentor her as a new jewelry maker. Yes!!
Here’s what will show up at Cindi’s doorstep very soon…
Three of the buttons I had so much fun making.
And, I did say there would a surprise. Not one, but two!
I’m sharing some gorgeous sari silk ribbon I just got
and some of my favorite recycled glass beads from Ghana.
Thought I end today’s post with a pair of etched copper and opalite earrings.
The copper was cut from sheet metal, stamped with a design using StazOn ink, and etched in ferric chloride. After a thorough cleaning, I drilled the holes and domed them. Next, oxidized and polished them, then threw them into the tumbler. Final step was applying a Renaissance wax coating to seal the finish.
Seems like a lot of steps, but so worth the time and effort for this look!
Hi, My name is Lynda.
Exploring the wide world of jewelry making in my retirement from teaching. I'm grateful to be a part of this worldwide community of jewelry bloggers, where I receive encouragement, inspiration, and sometimes...a kick in the pants to take a risk!
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