Category Archives: General Info

The Women of Buranga

As you may know, part of the joy I get out of making my creations with beads is to know that I’m also helping others. The paper beads I use in my designs are handmade by women in Rwanda, Africa. In … Continue reading

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Thinking Spring – with naturalscapes on Etsy

Yes, it’s snowing here again in Minnesota on May 3. But I am holding out hope that spring will eventually be here and we will have flowers blooming. In the meantime, I found some beautiful photos from a fellow Etsy … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Winter Wedding

I am excited to be able to share pictures of the jewelry I designed for my cousin’s wedding in December. Because it was winter, the bride chose to incorporate a silver snowflake charm in the necklace cluster, along with sparkling … Continue reading

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My First Magazine Article

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. So much for my New Year’s resolution to do better with my blog! I was recently honored be featured in my first magazine article. Maple Grove Magazine published an article about me and … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – HandmadeMN 2012 Fall Market – October 27, 2012

Wow, time is really flying! I can’t believe that Halloween is only weeks away, and then it’s on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m getting excited for the next craft show in my lineup for the fall and winter months. The HandmadeMN Market … Continue reading

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Clear Coating Paper Beads

One of the first necklace and earring sets I made for myself with paper beads had become a little bit sticky. The coating on the outside of the beads had worn off some and had been handled by a few … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek – A New Rwandan Paper Bead Necklace and Earring Set for Fall

Since I’ve not been very good lately about my blog posts, I’m going to try to do shorter ones and hopefully more often for now to see how that goes. Here’s a sneak peek at a new necklace and earring … Continue reading

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