April 29, 2012
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Trunk Show @ Porch!

I’m so excited for next Saturday – it’s my first jewelry trunk show. If you are in the Santa Barbara area, come to Porch in Carpinteria, and check out a handful of brilliant artists selling their jewelry. Honestly, I’m looking … Continue reading

March 29, 2012
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Straighten Up – Silk Bead Cord

I use silk bead cord in some of my jewelry making. It comes in 2 meter lengths wrapped on a card. Once unraveled, the silk cord is pretty kinked up. I searched the interweb and only found recommendations for stretching … Continue reading

March 12, 2012
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Sea Glass Mobile

I have been collecting sea glass like a madwoman lately. I can’t believe how wonderfully the ocean deals with this type of human garbage. I know some sea glass aficionados claim sea glass is disappearing. That may be true for … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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The Original Sea Glass Mobile Maker

Jane Moran Porter is the original sea glass mobile master… as far as I can tell. Her work was featured on Martha Stewart’s show in 2007, including a demo on how to make them. (How to make a sea glass … Continue reading

October 21, 2011
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If you can’t find it, make it

Dremel tools are amazing! I am starting to make new sea glass and sterling silver necklaces. I have always wanted a simple everyday kind of necklace like this, and if you can’t find it, make it. I will be making … Continue reading