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Pay It Forward~~Handmade

While perusing the latest posts for some of my favorite blogs, I came across a really great idea from Over the Moon Designs~~Pay It Foward:  Handmade .  Karen Mitchell read this concept and signed up on   Maša’s blog,  HEARTing Handmade :3 .   Here’s How It Works (I borrowed this part from Karen's blog) I’ll send a surprise gift to the first three commenters on this blog post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and will be sent to you some time in the next 365 days (yep, mystery gift at a mystery time). Here’s what you need to do, leave me a comment and make sure you include your email address (if your profile doesn’t include it). I’ll email you for your snail mail address and a ask a few questions (likes/dislikes, favourite colours, sizes general stuff like that). In case your wondering, I’m happy to sent gifts overseas :) To complete signing up you MUST play along too. To do this you must blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise gift for the first three pe

New at Stash!

I think this new bracelet by Carole Ohl might go viral soon!  It's gorgeous and so easy to make.  Just imagine this done with orange and black rondelles for Halloween.  Or even red and green velvet rondelles for the Christmas holidays.  The possibilities are endless. Stash: More Jump Ring Play : Playing with jump rings and the beautiful Czech rondelles...

Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal!

I was part of the first reveal, but now it is time for the 3rd BSBP Reveal!  Visit Lori Anderson's blog, Pretty Things to see what she cooked up and be sure to stop by all the other participant's blogs to view some wonderful designs!  Below are links to the participants.  Thank you Lori, for hosting the party and I am looking foward to the next one! Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin' Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong

We Can Make That at Home: Win A Torch!

We Can Make That at Home: Win My Favorite Torch! : August marks my 20th Anniversary as a Jewelry Educator and in celebration I am hosting a giveaway every Friday this month. It's just a lit...

Pretty Things Giveaway with Beads Direct UK

Yet another bead giveaway!  If you want a chance to win these beads, visit Lori Anderson's blog, Pretty Things:  http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2012/08/giveaway-with-beads-direct-uk.html If you do win these beads, you have to make something and blog about it! Renetha

Lorelei's Blog: Stamped Metal Jewelry: A Giveaway!

Lorelei's Blog: Stamped Metal Jewelry: A Giveaway! : HAPPY FRIDAY! Celebrating the weekend with a giveaway- I knew you'd be psyched! Beaducation donated a copy of Lisa Niven Kelly's boo...

Beads of Clay Blog: August Giveaway

Beads of Clay Blog: August Giveaway : Welcome to our Monthly PROFESSIONAL ARTISAN TEAM Giveaway Once a month, on the first Wednesday, We will give away some beautiful c... These Very Generous Donations are From: (Left to right and top to bottom) Lisa Nilsen - Trollsmed Diana Ptaszynski - Suburban Girl Beads Vladislav Ivanov - Golem Studio Mary Harding - Mary Harding Jewelry Lisa Boucher - ClayworksNH Joan Miller - Joan Miller Porcelain

"Summer Lovin" Challenge Reveal!

Hello beaders.  My name is Renetha, and I am addicted to bead challenges.  Amy of the Amybeads blog is hosting a "Summer Lovin" bead challenge.  Visit her blog for more details.  The inspiration colors are so pretty! I love pearls! Here is what I ended up with.  I added some gray ribbon and linen strands. Thank you Amy ( Amybeads blog ) for hosting and providing the wonderful inspiration focal and beads!  Below are the participants in the Summer Luvin' Challenge/Blog Hop!  Happy hopping.  Renetha (You are here, Thanks for stopping by!) Lori B. (no blog as of the time of this post) Kepi A little of this, a little of that... Shannon Falling Into the Sky Maryanne Zingala's Workshop Shirley Beads and Bread Dawn Designs by Dawn Marie Therese Therese's Treasures Vimala The Bead Diaries Ginger lilmummy likes... Linda Lindy's Designs Kristen My Bead Journey Lois ¿ Que Onda Q'town? Lucy K. (Visit Am