Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BOOK REVIEW - Bead Meets Metal


by Kay Rashka

published by Kalmbach Books

The author & artist, Kay Rashka, knows her business. She has been creating jewelry for 25 years, 20 of those years have been working with metal. She is well known in the jewelry making industry and her work has been featured in Art Jewelry magazine.

If you've ever had a desire to work with metal and don't know how or where to start, this is the book for you. I've taken several classes & still wonder what to do. This book is a jewel! This book merges  metalworking techniques with wirework and beading. You learn how saw, form, drill, and texture sheet metal which are techniques necessary to make earrings, pendants, bead caps, charms, and other findings. The author also teaches how to form and forge wire to create clasps and earring wires. Some projects call for the use of heat with an easy-to-use, handheld butane torch. You will also learn how to ball wire ends, anneal, and solder metal. This book is packed with teaching tools, techniques, tidbits, alternative ideas, tips, and other information to help you be successful in learning metalworking.

The book begins with Materials and Workspace Safety. Then comes 22 pages of Fabrication - Tools & Techniques. These wondrously filled pages include learning how to cut, saw, drill, form & forge, texture, and finally closes with finishing the metal, followed by forming spirals, making earring wires, antiquing, etching, tube-riveting, and making jump rings. Each lesson includes the tools & materials needed with step-by-step instructions & pictures. I really enjoyed that at the top of each project the techniques used are listed; highlighting the new techniques.

I just love the Kimono Earrings Project on pages 48-50. New Techniques: sawing, creating stamped designs, doming. There is a box under each project that lists: Tools needs, Additional Supplies, Materials, & Beads. Then there are Design Notes & finally Variations to this project. Each project is unique & inspiring to the imagination.

Then there are the Etched Earrings with Turquoise on pages 58-60.. New Techniques: etching, designing earring wires. There are Tips & Design Notes & 4 Variations at the end of this project.

Finally, I also really enjoyed the Riveted Beach Stone Bracelet on pages 74-77 & learning how to rivet large stones to use in jewelry. New Techniques: drilling large holes in stones, soldering bead chain ends. Design Notes & Safety Tips were very helpful in sizing & choosing stones.

If you've ever had a desire to work with metal and don't know how or where to start, this is the book for you. I've taken several classes & still wonder what to do. This book is a jewel!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pictures Become Collage


After many tries I have finally discovered how to make a collage. Now to perfect the process & remember how I did it!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Lampwork & Clay Blog Hop - The Reveal!

A few months go, Lisa Lodge of Pine Ridge Treasures organized this wonderful blog hop. We had the choice of either lampwork or clay. Since I really like both, it was a hard decision.

Lampwork won out on the coin toss up! 

The beads are beautiful! Marcia Seever of ShaZazz Glass is the wonderful creator of these beauties! What beauties you might say .... well  I did it again!   I forgot to take pictures of the lampwork before I began - SIGH! ;)
Does anyone else relate to this "Problem"!!!!????  :) 

It took me awhile to decide how to show off these beauties. In fact, I didn't come up with an idea until midnight last night!  I think my muse was sleepy! .........  However, after much brainstorming & dragging out a bunch of beads & wire, she finally woke &  ...... This is my newest bracelet!

(From left to right) The lampwork beauties are the first bead - brown & white swirl, the third bead - brown with black & orange, and the last bead that is multi-colors of blue, white, brown & orange (it actually reminds me of a fish. Aren't they gorgeous?! I added accents of turquoise, tiger's eye, brown Chinese crystals of different shades from ZnetShows , black Czech crystals, & a stone (the round grey with red) I found down in Mexico that I have no clue what it is.

Thank you Lisa!

Check out the other participants from the list below! I'm off to blog hop  -- ENJOY :))

Our hostess:  Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
Annette Rivers, MamaOwl's Mess
Shaiha Williams,   Shaiha's Ramblings
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Lori Jean Poppe, Lorillijean Creative Corner
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Terri Wlaschin, Dances in Fog
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Veralynne Malone, Designed by Vera
Linda Aspenson Bergstrom, TBD
Toltec  Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Gloria Allen, Gloria Allen Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Connie Tipton, TBD
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
Michele Dotson, Star Jewels
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Jennifer Clifford, TBD
Kathleen Breeding, 99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyns Creations
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper's Gems
Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles (reveal will be delayed a few days)

Pearls - "The Winter Diamonds!"

The Znet Shows' Dream Team is at it again! Many of us are working on Pearl creations for the upcoming Winter 2013/14 issue of Creative Spark, Znet Shows' Glossi magazine.

Pearls are known for being delicate, rare, fine, and valuable. Today, the majority sold are cultured or farmed. Imitation Pearls made of glass have become extremely popular in making beautiful & affordable jewelry, lavish clothing, and decorations.

The glass Pearl selections that Znet Shows have in their inventory are beautiful, high quality, and affordable.

The Pearls I chose & the Crystal accents.............
Pearls: (BDS1618-14)  6mm golden rounds
                      (BDS1619-23FIVE)  8mm bronze rounds
                    (BDS1923-36FIVE)   Vanilla rice pearls
Crystals: (ZMX-05-02)  6x4mm amber glow rondelles
        (ZMX-04-06)  autumn leaves teardrops

My Creations

 The wire is a combination of gold filled and rose gold filled.  

See Znet Show's Blog for the other Dream Team creations!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Book Review! - Project Necklaces

Project Necklaces 

by Kalmbach Publishers

This book has a wonderful variety of projects - 30 in all - using wirework, stringing, and stitching techniques. It is designed for beginners as well as the more experienced designer.

Beginners can benefit from pages 10 & 11 with Necklace Fitting 101. These two pages are designed to help you find the perfect length for your designs; choker & collar length, princess length, matinee length, opera length, and lariats & ropes. Learning how to custom tailor your necklaces to fit each individual you design for is a must!

I liked the way this book was divided; Stringing, Single Stitches, Combined Techniques, & Wirework. Each section has projects that a beginner would find simple enough and at the same time could spark the imagination of the more experienced.

The first section is simple stringing projects. Totally designed for the beginner.

But the second Section of Single Stitches has a little versatility in it. For example, the Peacock Fan on pages 22-24 is a fairly simple beading project.

and the Get to the Point necklace on pages 31-33 is a little more advanced single beading stitch.

I totally fell in love with the Autumn Garland necklace on pages 39-41 in the third section under Combined Techniques and .......
the Elementary Engineering project on pages 54-57. This project is actually two necklaces with the same techniques but allowing for creativity in design & imagination for the more advanced beader.

My love is actually in the last section under Wirework. The project on pages 66-67, Raining Petals, gave me inspiration for my latest project with ZnetShows' Pearl Challenge.
This is the necklace I made for the Pearl Challenge.

One of my next projects will be inspired by Sew Wired on pages 73-75. This is a combination of buttons, wire, and chain. I can totally see incorporating beads & copper into this project to personalize it.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Kalmbach did a wonderful job with the pictures, instructions & art work.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Octoberfest 2013 - Home & Hearth Blog Hop


October 2013 has arrived!
A Splendorous, Splendiferous, & Splendacious Month! 

It's time to celebrate with Rita of Jewel School Friends in the Home & Hearth Blog Hop about Beads, Jewelry, Home Decor, Food, Family & Friends!!!

October has always been a special month in my life.

#1  I was born in October - Yahoo! :)  53 years ago - Boohoo! :(  Time is moving on!

#2  I got married in October - Yeehaw!  32 years ago :)  We thought we were so OLD - 21 & 23 yrs!
                                                                Oh, to be that young again :)
#3  My daughter was married in October - Woohoo!   9 years ago :)  Where has the time gone????
#4  The weather finally gets cooler & the leaves change in October - Yeah! Only in our area not as much as further north.

#5  I'm getting ready for my first jewelry show in November, so I've been working in my "spare" time. Here are a few of the pendants.

#6  Pumpkins become plentiful & can finally be purchased to make yummy Pumpkin Butter - MMgood!

#7  Lastly, here is a pumpkin pie recipe I hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie has never been a favorite of mine until now. I have altered several recipes until I came up with one that is tasty not blah. If any of you try it, I would love your feedback on what you think.

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 stick of chilled butter cut into pieces & slightly softened (not quite at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift flour & powdered sugar together.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly either in the mixer, food processor or with a whisk (you choose - I prefer my Kitchen Aid mixer).
  4. Add vanilla & whipping cream until dough clumps.
  5. Form dough up by hand into a nice ball & then flatten. Wrap with Seran Wrap (plastic), place in glass pie pan & chill both for about 15-30 min. 
  6. Remove from refrigerator, roll out dough on a floured surface until about 14-inches round. 
  7. Place dough in glass 9-inch pie dish. Trim edges.
  8. Line crust edge with foil, bake for about 15 minutes, until crust is pale brown.
  • 2 solid packed cups of fresh mashed pumpkin or a 16 oz can of pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp corn starch or flour
  1. Mix brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, vanilla, corn starch until well mixed.
  2. Add in pumpkin, blend until no lumps.
  3. Add in whipping cream & sour cream.
  4. Add in eggs.
  5. Mix well, pour into pie shell.
  6. Bake until filling puffs at the edges and center is almost set, about 45 min. Remove foil from crust, bake another 10 min.
  7. Chill until cold or serve warm. 
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Place mixing bowl & whipping cream in freezer for about 10-20 minutes.
  2. Remove, & whisk in sugar until stiff peaks form.
  3. Dollop each piece of pie with "cream"!
  • To reduce sweet, reduce brown sugar to 1-2 Tbsp & sugar to 1/2 cup.  
  • To reduce fat, use half-n-half instead of heavy whipping cream & use reduced fat or no fat sour cream.
I, of course, feel that if you are going to eat sweets, you might as well do it right & enjoy the moment! Then walk, walk, walk or exercise! so you can enjoy another "moment".  :)

Now it's time to go blog hopping!  Thank you Rita for putting this wonderful hop together! :)

Caroline                                       http:// Carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
  Andrea Glick-Zenith                     http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/               
Dolores Raml                               http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com/   
Karla Morgan                               http://TexasPepperJams.blogspot.com       ME
   Susie Harris                                 http://jewelleryjunkie.blogspot.com/          
    Susan                                              http://libellulajewelry.com                           
Mischelle                                      http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com/
Billi                                               http://billi-rs-rothove.blogspot.com/
Kay Thomerson                           http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Jean Yates                                  http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Kelly Hosford Patterson               http://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Kathy Lindemer                           http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com
Liz E                                            http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Jasvanti Patel                              http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Christie Murrow                           www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                             http://marshalljodie.blogspot.com/
Andrea Trank                              http://heavenlanecreations.com/
Dini Bruinsma                              http://angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Elsie Deliz Fonseca                     http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Pepita                                         www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                              http://texaspepperjams.blogspot.com/
Kathleen                                     http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
Vera Lynn                                   http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Catherine King                           http://catherines-musings.blogspot.com/
Lily Vincent                                 http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/
Janice Hidey (Janimar)               http://drawingthelinesomewhere.com/
Cory Tompkins                           http://TealwaterDesigns.blogspot.com
Candida Castleberry                  www.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Cynthia Kent Machata                http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache                         http://www.allprettythings.ca
Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Leah Curtis                                 http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)              http://jenrenjewelry.blogspot.com/
Robin Reed                                 http://willowdragon.blogspot.com/
Tanty Sri Hartanti                        www.tjewellicious.blogspot.com
Lisa Lodge                                  http://gratefulartist.blogspot.com/
Ingrid A.                                      http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/
Judy Turner                                www.silver-rains.blogspot.com
Gina Hockett                               http://freestyleelements.blogspot.com/
Nelly May                                    www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
Tanya McGuire                           http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/
Ahowin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Sonya Stille                                 http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Pam                                            http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Carol D.                                      http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/
Asri Wahyuningsih                      http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/
Ginger Bishop                             http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Janine                                         http://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
Shaiha Williams                          http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Toltec Jewels (Rita, our hostess)  www.JewelSchoolFriends.com

Monday, October 7, 2013

A Key Chain Isn't Just A Key Chain Anymore!

A few days ago, Hope Smitherman contacted the Znet Shows Design Team for a Key Chain Lightening Round. Ten of us were sent a couple of key chains & two choices of Chinese crystals.     This was a FUN lightening round because ......

A little "blingy thing" can jazz up a key chain OR...... a purse, a zipper pull, a fan pull, the rear view mirror in the car or a door to a cabinet.

These two include small Sahara Green Chinese crystals (RS202-120); larger 8x5mm Perennial Flower Chinese crystals (zmx-13-01); and keychain clasps (FJ776-01) from Znet Shows. In addition, I've included copper & brass.

A zipper pull to add a little "bling to a jacket.

             A little "bling" for a purse!

                                                    or a "blingy" key chain!

Now that you've seen my newest "blingy things" check out the other 9 Design Team's creations coming soon to ZnetShows' blogspot.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Blu Mudd Bracelet Bar Design Challenge

The day arrived to post & I've been down with food poisoning. For all of who love salad --- watch out for E-Coli on the lettuce when you eat out!!!!

 Moriah Betterly, I'm very sorry to be late!

In the middle of August, my friend, Kay Thomerson (KayzKreationz) & I got together & worked on our bracelets. We had a great time "playing beads"! 

I used copper wire with crystals, turquoise, carnelian, and turquoise howlite. The copper wire is a kumihimo braid which turned out pretty good for a first try with wire. The clasp is a wire hook & eye.

Since this is a design challenge, you can vote for your favorite bracelet CLICK HERE. Of course, I would love it if you vote for me! :)

Friday, July 26, 2013


Thank you Bill Zhang & ZnetShows!

I received notice from Hope Smitherman that I actually won in the ZnetShows Partner Challenge! 

Wow! So cool!

Can't wait to get the surprises in the mail!   :)

Cabo Here We Come!

Well the big day has finally arrived! 

We leave for our first vacation together; my husband & I without children, parents, in-laws, etc... in 32 years. Tomorrow at 11:30 the flight takes off for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. A week of fun in the sun; swimming, snorkeling, diving, shopping, and sleeping! Can't wait!

We bought an underwater camera for pictures while diving. Time will tell if it's a good one! Pictures to follow when we get home in a week. Stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

Howdy everyone! I guess "better late than never" is unfortunately my motto these past two weeks!

This blog should have been posted on Saturday, July 20th, but "life" & computer issues have gotten in my way. I'm so very sorry Lori!!!! Please forgive me, I'm posting a few days late.

When Lori Anderson put out the invitation in June for this Blog Hop, it was the impetus I needed to get on the projects that have needed doing &/or completing. I am a great HOARDER! & and a great PROCRASTINATOR! Between the button & the bead projects that I have wanted to do but never could get to, the list is very long. I actually have sorted some projects into "baggies" to keep what I wanted to do together as the beads were purchased, the antique beads & buttons in my mother's and grandmother's stashes were collected (i.e. hoarded), & buttons from the traveling button box were taken. Then there are the bins of goodies collected "just in case they might work for this or that"!  Does anyone else relate to this "thinking process"?   

My first thought was a necklace/earring set I promised to do for my mother-in-law probably over a year ago. She had a black wire lace pair of earrings with crystals she loved wearing that broke. "Since, you make jewelry. Could you please do something with them?"  At that time, I purchased & collected black Czech, Chinese, & antique crystals to recreate them into something. However, never could seem to get around to it.  :(

THANK YOU LORI!   You gave me the PUSH to "get it done"!   So...... the musing began......

The Participants - Please Enjoy  HOPPING !!!!

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things  Our HOSTESS! :)
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
  10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams  ME
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog