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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Early reader!

This may be my youngest fan! We haven't met, but I received this pic from her aunt who says her niece loves having this read to her multiple times a day.  The BUTTON board-book series was done so many years ago I can't even remember, probably in the mid-1980's.
So sweet!

And now my very newest book has arrived on my doorstep!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Experiments in color

Playing with surface treatments on my beads:
washes, drips, spatters, layers on layers of paints, inks, patinas, glazes, powders to create something new. Plus even more layers of polycrylic to give some of them a surface that's glass-like.
Totally gorgeous colors.



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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Paper, paper, paper

Lately I've been on a paper bead kick ~ using my stash of painted papers, and designs I have made just for bead making ~ and have made boxes full of pretty patterned beads all waiting to become  used in a piece of jewelry.

These are works in progress:




Monday, March 5, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring is on it's way

Latest assignment from Ladybug Magazine ~ they give me the most wonderful projects!
"I Can Hear Spring'
Pg. 1

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Girl Scouts in space?

I'll bet you didn't know that the Girl Scouts are conquering space!
Here are some of my images done for their new Space Science Explorer Badge booklet.



Sunday, April 9, 2017

What's happening at RocksandPaperSwans today?



A simple beautiful short boho tassel necklace with a colorful mix of trade and Czech glass beads … at rocksandpaperswans.etsy.com



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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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A simple adjustable boho choker necklace with a gorgeous mix of turquoise tubes and cobalt glass at rocksandpaperswans.etsy.com



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A handmade short boho necklace with orange hammered agate beads and a long Ethnic assemblage pendant



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Friday, April 7, 2017

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A simple handmade necklace with a happy mix of colorful Apple orange-red coral and Czech glass beads



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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Cute, funny, inspirational necklace with a collage of lace, an adorable pig-with-wings charm, and ‘I can!’ motto.



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Rhinestones add subtle sparkle to the beautiful Western landscape inspired earthy stone necklace.



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Thursday, March 9, 2017

What's happening at RocksandPaperSwans today?



Turquoise wrap bracelets for her, 2 stacking bracelets, Bohemian bracelets for women, Gypsy bracelets, Spring jewelry, Flower jewelry,



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Playing around with filters ...


Taking a break from listing new things in the shops (RocksandPaperSwans.etsy.com and PaperSwansandThings.etsy.com) to play with filters. This is 'ancient canvas'. Love the moody effects. 
These are older pieces already listed. Don't they look spectacular layered over each other?

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's happening at RocksandPaperSwans today?



Long colorful beaded earrings - Tribal statement earrings - Funky assemblage earrings - Mixed media paper bead earrings



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Did you know?


... I now have a second Etsy shop ~ and there is a huge #GrandOpeningSale going on.




Friday, November 25, 2016

Bold and beautiful tribal necklaces to layer

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Is it snowing where you are?

Don't know how Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
(the author of SUGAR WHITE SNOW & EVERGREENS, illus. by me)
got the snow to fall but I love it.
Anyone out there know the phone app?


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Lily flower earrings - Handcrafted - Gift for her - Rustic bohemian earrings - Mexican folk art earrings - Polymer clay floral earrings



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

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Gypsy earrings - Rustic bohemian bird earrings - Modern tribal earrings - Urban primitive dangle earrings -



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Monday, November 14, 2016

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Altered art - Short boho necklace - Fairy tale jewelry - Layered necklace - Double sided pendant - Spoil Me - Gift for her



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Sunday, November 6, 2016

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Found object jewelry - Fairy tale necklace - Spoil Me ~ Collage jewelry - Kitsch - OOAK one of a kind - Handmade - gift for her



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Bunny necklace - Found object jewelry - Vintage children’s book illustration - Kitsch - OOAK - Handmade - gift for her - Teacher gift



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Storytime earrings - Adorable bunny earrings - Storybook earrings - Children’s book illustration - Gifts for teachers - Librarian gift

From TAWNEY SCRAWNY LION by Kathryn Jackson, illustrations by Gustaf Tenggren



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Southwestern Bohemia ~ Hubei Turquoise Necklace - Boho jewelry - OOAK Artisan Necklace - Southwestern Necklace - Rustic bohemian jewelry - Gift for her



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