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From All Angles

For several years, I have been collecting ‘interesting’ cocktail napkins for use in a variety of applications…typically as a focal design.  After completing the transfer design process for these earrings, the backs needed something that would complement the front without … Continue reading

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Playful or Controlled

It is amazing how a minor tweak with an accent bead can move a necklace with identical components from controlled to playful. I have been eager to try a mix of ‘rock’ beads with the sea urchin spikes. Initially, I … Continue reading

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Experiments & Samples

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the studio doubles as a guest bedroom. In early August, my son and his family came for their annual beach vacation. So, the studio was the domain of my teenage grandsons for eight … Continue reading

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New Blue…YAHOO!!!

In the Saturday, June 3rd, edition of the Wall Street Journal, Amanda Foreman, describes a short history of color chemistry, as well as the accidental discovery of a new blue from a chemistry lab at Oregon State University. “In 2009, … Continue reading

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AHHH…Spring Colors!!!

It is time to clear out the rust and gold of fall and move into red, orange & purple. Several sheets of this combination are in the process of becoming earrings. Another sheet combines turquoise, periwinkle and magenta…sunny colors all!!! … Continue reading

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Caution: Addictive Technique

I bumped into this Youtube video from Anna Oriona several weeks ago…and now I am ‘hooked’.  You can adjust the ‘attitude’ of the swirls by tweaking the color combinations…analogous=peaceful…high contrast=playful. The next week will be spent experimenting with both color … Continue reading

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A Little of This…A Little of That

I ran into multiple dead ends in the studio this week. Instead of getting frustrated, I started experimenting adding a little of this and a little of that to my dead ends. It will be interesting when I add the … Continue reading

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