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 6, 2012
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Salvaged Windows Turned Beautiful Display

On the way out of my neighborhood a few weeks ago I spotted some windows in a trash pile. Six old windows that needed a new home… I was fortunate and only had to trim one of the windows with … 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

November 9, 2011
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DIY Photo Light Cube

Like many Etsy sellers I understand the importance of a great photo. I am constrained by time, finances and the lack of professional photography training. I have a small point and shoot camera, and no budget to buy expensive photo … Continue reading