How do you make your handmade jewelry special?

I love to make jewelry it makes me happy.  I want mine to be one of a kind so how do I do that?  I make my own beads and cabochons and I think that’s what makes my pieces kind of special.  What do you do to make your jewelry special?

Lately I have been in a bead making frenzy and it’s been a lot of fun.  Some of the beads I have used in pieces and the ones I don’t need I sell in one of my online shops for other beaders to use. 

I use polymer clay to make my beads it is a wonderful versatile product that can be used to make wonderful things like beads and sculptures.  The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.  So I will show you some of the beads and a few of the projects I made with some of them….

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This bracelet and necklace were made with these beads….100_7508

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100_7498Here are some other beads I have made lately

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I have lots more in my bead stash and in my shop this is just a small sample.

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Welcome to my Blog

I am a “Crafty Gal”  so a lot of the posts in my blog will be about arts and crafts.  Crafts I like, crafts I make,selling crafts,tutorials,supply reviews and so forth.  If you don’t like crafts maybe we share some other interests like gardening,cooking,or animals.  I love real competition shows like Amazing Race, Survivor, Big Brother,Hells Kitchen and so forth, I also like nerd shows like Dr.Who and most BBC America SYFI shows.  I’ve been around a long time so I have a lot of interests that will make their way into my blog ….so if your not to tired of my rambling read on.

I am a proud grandma so there will be self indulgent posts about my little sweeties Brenden and Lexi

These are the Grandtoddlers Brenden is 5 and Lexi is almost 3.  We took this photo on Brenden’s 5th. birthday they are very happy because they are going on an adventure with me and Grandpa.

We went to the amusement center and Lexi fell in love with Spiderman …..I know I’m the Grandma but I gotta say they are some cute darn kids.

lol if you look closely you can see Big Brother hiding in the balls behind Lexi…..ok that’s enough showing off my little ones.