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BSBP #7, Final Reveal!!

BSBP #7, Final Reveal!!

At long last, the final reveal of the biggest, best BSBP hosted by the fantastic Lori Anderson of Lori Anderson Designs! My partner for this Bead Soup Blog Party was a talented lampwork artist, Elizabeth Bunn of Elizabeth Beads. To remind you of the Soup Liz sent me, take a peak here:

I love a challenge, and some of these pieces presented a bit of a challenge for me. I don’t typically work with much glass, as my favorite medium to work with is copper wire and stones-glass usually worries me as I’m afraid I will break it!
But Liz did a great job with a nice solid focal (I may or may not have had it fly out of my hands once.. or twice..) and the rondelles she made are absolutely delightful with little swirls of aurora borealis seen when you hold it in the right light. The accenting bead mix played off of various aspects of the focal, from the sparkly faceted Topaz Swarovskis that picked up the glittery gold shimmer in the focal, to the little peacock rondelles and the even the rectangular pearls. The trouble I had was… how to make these all work with wire.

First, I spent many hours trying to decide how the focal should lay: horizontal or vertical. I wanted to present it in a way that I hadn’t really seen this type of lampwork bead used before, and as a result, I started weaving. Then, I start wrapping, and twisting, and bending wire, until I decided it was done. I added a handmade chain-my new favorite kind to make (so watch out for it on many future necklaces) as the weight of the chain was perfect proportion to the weight of the pendant. A nice LOS sauna, and I called it a day. (ok, it took weeks, as I took the wire work apart many times before I was satisfied!)

Next, I tried to design a piece around the clasp Liz sent. I don’t work in silver color much, and I really wanted to make sure I got the requirements out of the way (using the focal and clasp) first, before I let myself play with the rest of the soup. But no matter how hard I tried, Liz’s sweet little rondelles kept calling to me. You see I did use two in the necklace, but I had set the rest aside for something neat. I wanted to use them in a bracelet, so I could look down at them and lose myself in the swirls of colors they hold. As you can see, it co-ordinates very nicely with the necklace:

Finally, I had to use the clasp. The Topaz Swarovski crystals called as well. Since the clasp is smaller, I decided it needed to be a bracelet clasp. I thought the crystals would go well with the clasp as they were flashy and dressy. I added blackstone heishi beads, and had a cute little bracelet that would look great with a little black dress!

I decided not to model it, because my hands do this really weird thing when I do, and the camera adds ten pounds! But I am pleased with how it turned out.

Though the final reveal was extended, I didn’t get to play more with my soup. Lots of crazy things going on around here lately, but I have them set aside, and will find ways to use them! Thank you for stopping by my blog and checking out my soup. Please head over to Liz’s blog and see what awesome things she made with the Soup I sent her! And then, kick back with a cuppa, and browse through the list of 200 participants in this final reveal! Yes, 200. Out of over 500!!
Many thanks to our gracious hostess, Lori Anderson. Lori, may you find a ray of sunshine every day that makes you smile. And to Liz, thank you for the great soup!  Until next time, my friends, bead on.  =^..^=

Adlinah Kamsir
Agi Kiss
Alenka Obid
Alison Sachs
Amanda Tibbetts
Amy Sims
Ana Cravidao
Andra Marasteanu
Andria Poole
Angela Perkins
Anja Schultz
Ann Sherwood
Anna Nordeman
Annita Wilson
Arlene Dean
Astrid Boyce
Barb Fernald
Betty James Hoppensteadt
Birgit Klughardt
Bonnie Coursolle
Brandy Thomason McNair
Brenda Sigafoos
Carmen Lau
Carol Wilson
Caroline Dewison
Cassie Donlen
Catharine Temaluru
Catherine Turrell
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Warzocha
Christa Murphy
Christina Hickman
Christina Stofmeel
Christine Hansen
Christine Stonefield
Cilla Watkins
Cindy Cima Edwards
Claire Lockwood
Colleen Vinthagen
Dagmar Liebisch
Dana Fowler
Danielle Kelley
Deb Fortin
Dee Elgie
Denise Milward
Diah Anggreni
Diana Gonzalez
Diane Valasek
Dita Basu
Donetta Farrington
Doris Stumpf
Elizabeth Bunn
Elizabeth Drake
Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Stolarczyk
Ema Kilroy
Erin Kenny
Evelyn Duberry
Fay Wolfenden
Francesca Watson
Gen Smith
Ginger Davis Allman
Giorgia Rossini
Hannah Annear
Heather Otto
Heidi Kingman
Ildiko JaraiInge von Roos
Iveth Caruso
Jackie Locantore
Jacqueline Keller
Jane Pranata Lim
Jennifer Davis
Jennifer Tough
Jenny Vidberg
Jessica Klaaren Http://
Joanna Matuszczyk
Joyce Becker
Judith Johnston
Judy Riley
JuLee Wolfe
June Butt
Karen Mitchell
Kari Asbury
Karin King
Karin von Hoeren
Karla Morgan
Kathrin Lembke
Kathy Stemke
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic
Katy Heider
Kay Thomerson
Kelley Fogle
Keren Panthaki
Kimberly Idalski
Kirsi Loponen
Klaudia Tóth
Krista Quantrill
Kristina Hahn Eleniak
Kristina Johansson
Laney Mead
Lara Lutrick
Laura Guenther
Lauren Potts
Laurie Vyselaar
Leah Tees
Lena Adams
Lesley Watt
Leslie Wayment
Linda Kropp
Linda Newnham
Linda Younkman
Lisa Boucher
Lizzie Clarke
Lora Bright
Lorelle McIntyre
Lori Anderson
Lori Finney
Lucie Bouvier
Malin de Koning
Marina Dobrynina
Marina Kosovic
Marion Simmons
Marita Suominen
Marjolein Trewavas
Marsela Schroth
Martha Aleo
Mary Govaars
Mary K McGraw
Maybeline Tay
Mea-B. Uebler
Melissa Trudinger
Menka Gupta
Merja Sundström
Merja Syrjämäki
Michelle Buettner
Michelle Escano
Michelle Wigginton
Milla Hope
Miranda AckerelyMischelle FanucchiMowse Doyle www.mirandack.com
Mrs M Makes
Nan Smith
Natalie Davidson
Natalie Moten
Natascha Marty
Nikki Banham-Hall
Noemi Baena
Norma Turvey
Pam DeBoer
Pam Hurst
Patti Pruhs
Penny Houghton
Penny Mills
Rachel Van-Walsh
Rebecca Sirevaag
Regina Santerre
Regina Wood
Roberta Fauntroy
Rosanagh WatsonRose Johnson
Rosemary Cheslock
Rossana De Gaspari
Sabine Dittrich
Sam Waghorn
Sandi James
Sandra McGriff
Sandra Wollberg
Sandra Young
Shai Williams
Sharon Palac
Sierra Barrett
Silke Gröber
Siobhán Keogh
Stefanie Teufel
Stephanie Stamper
Sue Hamel
Sue Rennie
Susan Kennedy
Susan McClelland
Susanna Lehto
Suse Stelljes
Susie Hibdon
Suzann Sladcik Wilson
Tara Plote
Terri G.
Terry Carter
Terry Matuszyk
Theresa Frank
Tina Bosh
Tina Noonan
Toltec Jewels
Facebook Participants
Audrey Allen
Cindy Wimmer Muse
Cynthia O’Toole
Deb Floros
Debbie Jensen
Erin Honeycutt
Kaushambi Shah
Lisa Lloyd Harrison
Mary Jane Tanner
Valerie Tilghman

BSBP #7!!!

BSBP #7!!!

You know what that means, right?? It’s time once again to sign up for Lori Anderson’s infamous Blog Party!! That’s right! The 7th Bead Soup Blog Party sign-ups are underway all through this weekend, and I have already jumped on the bandwagon-and what a ride I had last time! I am so looking forward to this one, since the first one I participated in was such a big hit and I had the incredible luck of being partnered with a very awesome, down to earth lady from Oregon, Gretchen Nation of Art Food Lodging. We swapped little treasures that we thought each other would enjoy and it was so fun to see what the other created with the materials sent. In case you missed it, you can see my reveal here. I look forward to a whole new adventure!

Happy New Year and Let’s Get This Party Started!

Happy New Year and Let’s Get This Party Started!

Well, after quite a bit of a break here, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. That said, I most definitely have not been sitting around idle since my last blog post. Oh no! In fact, I feel like we have been SO busy, that I just couldn’t quite find the time to sit down and put fingers to keyboard. (Get it? Instead of pen to paper?? yea…)

I will catch up with all the fun I’ve been up to-and as soon as I have finally delivered all the presents I made to all the good girls I know, I will share a special blog post about the holidays and the joy I had creating personalized gifts for some of my favorite women in my life that I am lucky to call friends. But until then, I want to share something I am incredibly excited about.

Two weeks ago, I received an email from Bill Zhang of ZnetShows, Inc. informing me that he knows Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog and is a fan of Bead Soup groups online, and he had seen my website and loved some of the pieces I created.  He wanted to know if I would be interested in joining their design team for their new cultured sea glass items. And if I was interested, I would receive beads from them, and anything I made would be shared on their Facebook page, their blog, and website, and a link to MY website on their testimonial page! Whew! Hmm, lemme think about that a minute…. Yes, PLEASE!  I wonder if Bill knew had me at “we can ship you a few pieces of our newest sea glass items”. I love the chance to play with different, new and fun materials! Not that I ever met a boring bead, but I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’re nodding your head right A few days later, I received a dense package in the mail and couldn’t stop grinning when I ripped the box open.

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Does this mix not just scream Valentine’s Day?! It was the very first thing I thought of when I took in all the luscious reds, dainty pinks, and sparkly crystal! And the Glitz Factor X10!! Right away I knew there would be several pieces that were perhaps not meant for beach wear………….Sorry guys, but I had to go with my heart on this one! Before I share my favorite piece(s?), I will go over the rest. I loved everything I made. I had a blast with it all! It was almost sensory overload at times! Jk.. but red is a very stimulating color, and I really felt my creative synapses firing up a storm.

Since the main focus was the new cultured sea glass-that is, sea glass that didn’t take it’s time being made by lavishing around in a great body of water, letting the waves and sands of time gently polish its edges smooth and its surfaces matte-no, this sea glass is cultured, sipping wine on a Tuscany veranda watching the sunset over the orchard. No, really, it’s man-made, and it is awesome. The free form shapes have great little details like the ridges one might see on a piece of sea glass that came from the bottom of a glass bottle and very abstract shapes. The shaped pieces were fun to use, being the perfect size, not too big as to add too much weight, but big enough that it can be seen! I made two “sets” if you will. Two necklaces, each with coordinating earrings, and one with a bracelet as well. I also made random earrings as the inspiration struck me. First up is my “Boho Beach” necklace and earrings, made with the cultured sea glass, hemp, brass and bronze wire, and brass chain, complete with hand crafted ear wires and hand made clasp.

I had a heck of a time with my so-called light box-only one of the three lamps I intended on using were working, so I took it outside and instead had to fight gale force winds threatening to blow everything into the next county! A new home-made light box is going to be an upcoming featured post soon, so stay tuned. But I digress. Here are a couple pairs of earrings I was inspired to make:
These were fun, spur of the moment pieces I whipped up, because I just LOVE the sparkles! (They will also go PURRRfectly with my second necklace!)
And finally, here is my favorite part. My “Sweet Valentine” necklace, earrings and two bracelets:
I LOVE the necklace and wrap bracelet. And the toggle bracelet. And the earrings. Ok, I love it all. And I’m not usually a sparkly, girly-girl. Not usually. But every once in awhile, She creeps out. Maybe it’s because Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day right around the corner? Who knows.

All in all, I had fun working with the sweet glass beads from ZnetShows, and I hope you enjoyed my designs as much as I enjoyed making them. If any of my pieces are selected by the staff at ZnetShows, they will be mailed off to Tuscon, where ZnetShows will be exhibiting at Gem Mall at the G&LW Tucson Gem Show, one of the largest wholesale shows in the US! Cross your fingers for me, and until next time, play nice, and try something new. =^..^=

Jeweler’s Block

Jeweler’s Block

I like writing. I’ve never really had a deadline, like someone who writes for a living might have. Unless you count Blog hops, or even further back in history-writing assignments for school. But those aren’t for a living. I have just always kind of written whenever I felt like it, whenever thoughts came to mind that I felt I needed to preserve, to reflect upon at a later date, or to share amongst family and friends. This is a very similar method I take in which to create jewelry. I get a feeling, a thought, an inspiration, and I run to my Craft Room to turn the thought into a tangible piece of evidence that I do have a creative mind. I browse through my inventory and supplies, pairing up and combining colors, until I have a plan formulated. And then, I freeze. What if nobody likes my idea? What if I “waste” these beads, pairing it with that focal, stringing it with that wire, matching them to those beads?!
Yes, I actually use the word “waste”. It’s a curious word to use, but I can’t think of a word that better describes how I view a piece of jewelry that is unappealing to the eye, or that has been created when there is obviously a much better use for those particular beads.

I freeze. And I sit there, staring at my little pile of supplies and I toy with them, moving them about my desk, laying them out, lining them up. And that goes on for what seems like hours, until my time in my Craft Room is up, and I must go attend to some day to day life chore. I have a small stock pile pf luscious, semi-precious, amazingly gorgeous beads and rocks and oh my! But lately, every time I sit down, my mind goes blank. Please tell me that I am not the only person on earth who gets Jeweler’s Block!

I currently have three pieces on my desk, and hopefully I will be satisfied with the results enough to share them and send them along to their rightful owners. I promise I will make sure I take the time to let my Creative Muse run wild and free for awhile just to see what She can come up with all on her own. To see if what She creates something my customers would love to own. And hopefully, She will stay for tea. =^..^=

6th Bead Soup Blog Party-The Final Reveal!!!

6th Bead Soup Blog Party-The Final Reveal!!!

It has finally arrived!!! Many weeks ago, I posted about a Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by Lori Anderson. My partner in beading, Gretchen Nation of ArtFoodLodging and I swapped healthy, delicious servings of Bead Soup, and now we get to reveal what we did with it!! Gretchen was so kind as to send me an incredible array of beady goodness, as well as vintage laces, ribbon and buttons! Not to mention the vintage German dolls! I had so many ideas, and of course, I got frustrated because I couldn’t for the life of me decide which idea to go with. It happens often for me-too many options, and suddenly I freeze, because well, if I do *this*, then I can’t do *that*.. etc. Anyway, I finally overcame that, and am pretty happy with what I came up with:

I call this set Native Chic, and as you can see, it took me back to the basics, stringing beads and bringing them together into a harmonious, elegance. Though I love wire-wrapping and am moving forward into metal work, the gorgeous, strong turquoise focal demanded to be paired with silver and the vintage beads Gretchen sent. Just look at that hunka, hunka burning turquoise!

I paired the turquoise focal with some of the other Soup Gretchen sent: the vintage faceted glass teal beads with gold caps, shiny silver glass beads, and the nifty multi-strand connector that I used unconventionally here by incorporating into my focal piece. I added beads from my own old stock to the mix: faceted glass jet ovals and rondelles, the teal glass tulips, teal glass foil beads, as well as another bead mix I got for free from a de-stash (Thank you, Carolyn!!) that includes vintage looking glass silver beads, and sweet little faceted glass silver rounds! For the earrings, Gretchen had sent the awesome faceted briolettes in the bottom center, I added the bead caps from my own stock, glass teal tulips, two last faceted glass teal beads with gold caps from Gretchen, and topped it with faceted glass jet rondelles all hung on my own ear wires.  All together, the necklace with the gorgeous sterling silver clasp Gretchen sent and the earrings, I was getting a very Native American vibe from the set, and yet instead of rustic that is often seen, I felt the set was more Chic. I pictured someone wearing this with a white button down blouse, tucked into crisp jeans, tucked into intricately tools leather cowgirl boots. Or paired with a soft white, gauzy cotton sundress, tooled leather cowgirl boots, cowgirl hat…
Yes, I often picture ensembles when I’m creating jewelry!

With such a generous portion of Soup, my mind has been racing with what to do with some of the other goodies. I was drawn over and over to the sweet little white feathers and the bone beads from Alaska that Gretchen included. I had never worked with feathers before, so the idea enticed me and swirled around the back of my mind as the days went by. Then I won Magpie Gemstones Free Beads for Fans on Facebook. When I saw what they had sent, I knew right away I needed to make a pair of earrings:

To the Alaskan feathers and bone beads, I added red bamboo corral that I had, and the sweet turquoise disks I won, all entwined in copper, hung on my own made copper ear wires. I loved them when I finished making them, but felt they needed just a little more *something*. The copper was just a little too bright, too distracting. LOS was out of the question, as was Perma Blue, since I didn’t want the feathers to be damaged. Then I remember a technique I had seen used on the Jewelry and Bead Lovers Facebook group by one of the members. Ammonia! I dabbed salt water over the exposed copper, laying it on pretty thick-I could see salt grains in some spots. Then, using Fireline strung through the shaker holes of an old, large spice container on which I hung the earrings, I poured half an inch of ammonia in the bottom of the container and set it on the back patio. A few hours later, I was elated to find the beautiful blue patina-that matches the turquoise perfectly! It’s really interesting to see a blue tinge developed in some spots on a few of the white bone beads, and the feathers took on a slightly aged look. I rinsed the earrings in cold water, rubbing the copper areas clean, and used a blow dryer to dry the feathers. I call them Dancing Feather, because they make me think of Sherry of Sherry’s Jewels. I will let you conjure up your own ensembles for these. 🙂

One interesting little group of beads Gretchen sent were what, in my mind, were “orphan beads”. I don’t know why they made me think of them that way, but they seemed so happy together, similar, and yet each so different… I put half of them aside-they seemed to have developed their own little clique, and therefore didn’t quite fit in with the little group I was focusing on at the time and they will be dealt with later-and I drew my attention to the four remaining stones. I identified two as magnesite, I believe, and the other two, perhaps some type of banded jasper? They were on the largish side, and I loved how they looked together brought together in a line. It seems they were meant to be focal beads. As a group, not individually. And it seems they were going to demand all the attention in anything they were made into, and so I opted to not add any beads from my own stash at all with this necklace-Boho Coils:

Wound in copper with coils, each bead received special attention, and stands out on its own. They are brought together with heavy 14 gauge jump rings. I chose to use two strands of chain-an antiqued copper and an antiqued brass, which are joined to the beads by means of figure eights I also fashioned. The piece ends in a heavy duty, hand forged clasp. I added a light patina and buffed. I didn’t realize at the time that my pictures of this piece weren’t clear. I’m not sure what happened there, so I apologize. I think this is my favorite of the two necklaces I made, and I have a feeling it will get tons of wear! I see it dressing up my usually slovenly appearance of jeans, faded teeshirt and running shoes by adding a touch of bohemian class.

Thus concludes my Big Reveal. I still have plenty of goodies to horde  play with all in good time, and will share here the things I make. Many, many thanks again to my wonderful Soup partner, Gretchen Nation and to our wonderful hostess, Lori Anderson. It has been a great pleasure to be a part of such a huge Blog Party, and I am very glad to have new-found friends and comrades in beads.  May we all go forth and create! =^..^=

Please be sure you check out the rest of the participants’ Reveals, and especially Gretchen’s blog!
I cannot wait to see what she’s whipped up with the soup I sent her!

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin’
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann’s Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems

Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie’re
Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth’s Blog

Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure
Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda

Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels

Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
You are here—>Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez

Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier
Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?
Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul’s Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo’s Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce’s Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads

Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time
Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road

Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy’s Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures
Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Dorrington, Lori’s Adventures in Etsy Land
Lupe Meter, Gem’s PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi’s Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops
Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka’s Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival
Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts

Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color

Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner
Penny Neville, Copper Penny

Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs
Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca’s Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry
Rose Binoya, Ahtee’s Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Goode, Pookledo
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire
Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry
Sonya Stille, Dreamin’ of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs

Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs