Category Archives: Crafting How-To

Cookie Cutter Fun, #2

When I made the Checkerboard Box Set over a month ago, I had a lot of leftover canes. Since then, I’ve been wondering how best to use them. The canes I used for the box set were quite complex and … Continue reading

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Cookie Cutter Fun

When Arturo and I attended a cooking class a few weeks ago as part of Arturo’s birthday present (read about his other b-day presents here), I was captivated by their huge display of cookie cutters. I’ve often used cookie cutters … Continue reading

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Dapping and Stamping

I’ve found that one of the best ways to encourage people to sign up for my bead and jewelry classes at Michaels is to show them a sample of the class project. When they can touch and examine the finished … Continue reading

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Sample Weekend

My time this past weekend was full of friends, good food, and crafting, which is exactly how I like it. We had a bunch of friends over for a game night on Friday to celebrate my new lack of a … Continue reading

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Checkers Box in Process

My studio time yesterday and today has been occupied with the construction of a large, 11”x11” box with a checkers board on top. I’m creating it specifically for display at the Augusta Art Guild’s Sculpture in the Vineyard gallery display, … Continue reading

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Project of the Week: Two New Votive Candleholders

Next month, I’m going to be a sponsor of the blog Today’s Letters, which means I get a banner ad spot in the blog’s sidebar and also will have a spot in the blog’s monthly sponsor post. To create the … Continue reading

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Earring Fun

Last night was my 2nd bead class at Michaels, and again, I had a great time. I only had one student, but she caught on well, and we were quickly on our way to making several beautiful pairs of earrings. … Continue reading

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