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Silver Weaver

Silver Weaver


Posted on Aug 16, 2005

I’ve always dabbled a bit in chainmail.  It’s all a part of wire manipulation that I really enjoy.  I need to post some of the chainmail that I have made, but I’m having trouble getting good pictures of it.  One site that I visit a lot is Silver Weaver.  Spider makes amazing stuff that I can’t even try to figure out.  I can do most of the basic styles, but some of her designs are...

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Geocaching

Geocaching


Posted on Aug 11, 2005

Geocaching is something my husband and I have been doing for a couple of years now.  The sport started in Portland (we live in such a cool town!) and now they can be found all over the world.  Basically it’s a treasure hunt.  You use your GPS to put in coordinates that people have entered on the geocaching web-site.  Using the GPS you find the hidden cache.  The usual protocol is to take something out of...

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My First Swap

My First Swap


Posted on Aug 9, 2005

Faun contacted me and asked to swap some of the fused glass I have previously posted.  First of all, I was so happy to be asked to do a swap.  I see so many great packages that people send each other.  I was so envious of the good natured giving of all things crafty. I sent off my package to Faun before going on vacation.  I sent her two glass fused pendants, a glass bead necklace I made, and a facial kit from Burt...

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I am My Own Superhero

I am My Own Superhero


Posted on Jul 27, 2005

My first dabble into the world of crafty sites was with Andrea’s Superhero Designs.  Besides making great jewelry like the bracelet above, she has a great community page and resource section with a good article about starting your own business.  She has also started a great photo booth gallery that makes me think of the movie Amelie every time I see it.  Mainly I like going to Andrea’s site to gain...

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Silver Vs. Metal Clay

Silver Vs. Metal Clay


Posted on Jun 28, 2005

I got an offer in the mail for a free trial of this magazine.  Since free is my favorite word, I thought I would try it out.  The magazine turned out to be very small and not filled with much that I would actually want to do.  The thing that surprised me the most was that almost all the articles were on metal clay.  Metal Clay is silver in a mold-able clay.  Once you fire your piece in the kiln, the clay burns...

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Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell


Posted on Jun 23, 2005

I discovered Joseph Cornell quite by accident.  I was a teenager and looking through art books at Powell’s.  Something I did quite a lot of at that age.  I found a book on Cornell and I was blown away.  His shadow boxes are extraordinary. I have always wanted to make shadow boxes.  I have spent years collecting odds and ends to put in the boxes I’m going to make.  For some reason, I...

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