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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Beach Glass Magic

I was doing a little research on drilling beach glass and discovered an incidental piece of advice that actually changed everything. It’s a whole new ball game. Apparently, if you rub sea glass with a little olive oil and polish it back off with a cloth, it freaking well glows. Allow me to demonstrate: These…

Filigree Pendants, Take Two

I finished up the first batch of these. I’m quite pleased with how they turned out! I’ve got some Ametrine, Amber, Pietersite, Rutilated Quartz, Apatite, Kyanite, Chalcedony, Firescale Carnelian, and orange Carnelian, plus a couple of firepolished glass beads to round it off. This is the type of filigree work I was doing a few…

Last Week’s Earrings

A few of the newest batch of earrings from last weekend – I just found my camera card this morning! I’d love to stay and chat about them but I’ve got to get back to production… the season is upon us and I’ve got to be ready! Somewhat harsh close-up photos (when oh when will…