Monthly Archives: June 2011

Inspiration ZoZo Purple-Style

When a necklace makes itself, I call it inspiration …or, ZoZo Purple. Create your own inspiration like this: Find an object you like. Place it aside. Add one or two unrelated findings. Leave all three objects where you can see … Continue reading

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Five Lessons From a Bead Collection

I snapped a picture of my purchases from a recent bead excursion and laughed as I reflected on on firsts…the first time I crimped…the first time I strung expensive beads…the first time I added found objects to my stash…the first … Continue reading

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Play Beads!

The phrase “Play ball!” signals a structured plan for baseball or softball: time parameters, qualified players, rules and a whole list of other options go with the phrase. “Play beads” announces a different game. In my studio, the call rings … Continue reading

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How do you Get Bead Design Ideas?

 I bead to the heart of the wearer. Sometimes the person prompts the bead magic. That’s the way it happened with the blue project. The blue project began when Ann showed me a necklace of vintage glass beads. “I bought … Continue reading

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