Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kalmbach Books' Project Necklaces

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I know the title has to do with necklaces, but many of the designs can be used for bracelets as well with some slight adjustments. The book starts out with basic tools, materials and techniques, but also gives an overview of the various necklace styles and lengths. I don't know how many times I've searched for that info and here it is now right at my fingertips.

Project Necklaces offers numerous techniques from stringing to wire work to single stitches to combined stitches. It has something for everyone and lots of beautiful designs in a variety of techniques and styles. There are many that I'd like to recreate, but I particularly love Cathy Lampole's "Crystal-caged Pearls". It's an asymmetrical necklace made with beautiful crystal beaded beads. Elegant and simple, with just the right amount of bling.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Drum Roll!!!

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I have the winners of my contest.....YEAH! I used a cool random name selector & it came up with Adrienne Evans Cantler and Sonya Ingersoll-Stille. Please message me. You've each won a $25 gift certificate toward anything in either of my shops or on facebook. Will be uploading more next week after my houseguest is gone. You will have 6 months to redeem it. Congrats to you all! And thank you SO much for helping me reach such an important milestone. 2,000 Facebook fans! My mind is blown!

I decided to also add a $10 gift certificate to Eugenie Wu for sharing my post multiple times. Thank you all so much for sharing and for following me through the years. Your continued support allows me to do that which I love to do.