Archive for March, 2013

Mar 12 2013

The girl turns 9

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We had a lovely weekend this past weekend – Jocelyn turned 9 on Sunday. Saturday we had a party at the local skating rink with a handful of her friends and classmates. One boy she invited from her class loves Doctor Who – he arrived wearing a tshirt with a bow tie that said, “Bow ties are cool!” and the card he attached to the gift was beyond awesome:

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Mar 07 2013

Tutorial: Mobius rings and byzantine

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Here’s another tutorial that was posted to youtube a few weeks ago. Making mobius rings (love knot, infinity knot, flower knot – it has many names) and connecting it to byzantine. I love this combination and use it often. One may want to familiarize oneself with my byzantine tutorial as well.
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Mar 07 2013

Tutorial: Graduated Jens Pind Earrings

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I have posted a couple of tutorials up on YouTube but neglected to pos tthem here!

This one is best watched AFTER one has mastered the Jens Pind chain. This video is for a graduated jens pind chain – going from a very small gauge, up to a large gauge. I make a pair of earrings in this tutorial, but one could use the same technique and apply it to necklaces/pendants/bracelets if wished.
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Mar 04 2013

A look at one of my New Years resolutions

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This January, as everyone is wont to do, I looked at my life and made some squishy resolutions — squishy because I knew I was not likely to keep them! More like, goals to head towards.

When we moved to Colorado, I left my full time web designer job, with the goals of making a good solid go of this jewelry stuff full time. Be successful enough to contribute to our family’s finances, and be here in our home so our kids aren’t in daycare.

A year and a half later, it seems like those goals really are happening! I don’t seem to need to go looking for web design work, so that’s a plus! Starry eyed visions of me at home getting all the laundry done with dinner on the table at 5:30 every night have kind of gone by the wayside.. but overall, this home business of mine is working out nicely for our family.
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