Monthly Archives: June 2011


My husband and I are busy today preparing for tonight’s concert with the Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra (read more about it here and here), so this post will be brief. However, I did want to leave you with some thoughts … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship = working with what’s available

In preparation for my upcoming jewelry and bead classes at Michaels (see yesterday’s post), I’ve made samples of the projects taught in the first two classes. In “Fundamentals of Bead Stringing,” the students will make a memory wire bracelet, and … Continue reading

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Preparation for Teaching

Recently, I was hired by one of the Michaels stores in Cincinnati to become their bead instructor. I’ve done some crafty teaching in the past and had a blast, so I’m really looking forward to working with my new students … Continue reading

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One remaining concert in commemoration of 9/11

Last night was the first of two performances of Philip Koplow’s Towers, Storms and Hope! Arturo and I had a wonderful time working with the orchestra, and the entire experience was wonderfully moving. We are so grateful to have been … Continue reading

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Project of the Week: “Live, Laugh, Love” Votive Candle Holders

Click any of the photos in this post to zoom in. One of my best friends had a birthday last week, and so of course I had to make a gift for her. She’s a special person, very dear to … Continue reading

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Business & Perserverance

At the moment, I’m in between craft fairs. The Granville Art Affair was almost 2 weeks ago, and the Second Saturday Street Faire isn’t for another 2 weeks. I’m taking this opportunity to catch up on some entrepreneurial reading and … Continue reading

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Wholesale Time

Recently, I set a goal for myself to develop wholesale and consignment relationships with several local gift and art shops. While many of my crafty business books discuss the legal side of wholesale/consignment relationships, I was having trouble finding advice … Continue reading

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