Texture vs No Texture: what difference does it really make?

In anticipation of next week's (Tuesday May 2nd, to be precise.)  component of the month reveal for April, I thought it might be fun to share a little bit about the surface texture of the beads. The beads pictured in…
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April Component of the Month

It's already April...wow. That means it's my turn to host the component of the month design challenge. I've created various lampwork focal beads with several layers of color and texture for participants to use. They are similar in appearance and…
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Weekly Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: Star

The theme of our Keep-Our-Sanity challenge this week is Star.   “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”  ― Carl Sagan   This quote - one of my favorites about stars - is a profound…
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Weekly Keep-Our-Sanity Challenge: Joy

For this installment of our weekly Keep-Our-Sanity challenge, we chose the theme of the Joy.   joy |joi|  a feeling of great pleasure and happiness: tears of joy | the joy of being alive. ~ Apple Dictionary He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy;…
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