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Tracking down ancestors.

I’ve been subscribed to ancestry.com for 3 months now. I started off searching for information about my Mom’s family but instead have wound up tracking my Dad’s family back 300 years to Scotland. 400 more words

The Daily Grind

Santa Cruz

Perhaps the most surprising thing that I’ve learned about freeform peyote, is that it’s not particularly easy. There are countless ways for it to go awry and turn into a hideous mess. 169 more words


Easter Giveaway on my Facebook page

Easter Giveaway! Just like my page The Crochet Shed, share, this post and comment below for a chance to win these lovely earrings! By 12 noon Easter Sunday… 9 more words

Meet Carol and Natali, Vendors at the Spring Bead Fair

Meet our first two vendors. Carol Zhang of ACC Beads who sells Swarovski crystal and findings at the best ever prices, and Natali Baird who makes amazing lampwork beads, each one a small treasure. 216 more words


Another Mystery Artist

A search for Aja Vaz will lead you to her blog, etsy and facebook pages…but little else in the way of a background. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, follow the link to Aja Vaz’ Google Images.

Laurie Prophater

Lampwork Necklace

I have been musing on what my favourite bead might be. Like everyone my taste changes, swayed by fashion and I guess age. Somehow the higher the quality of the item the longer it seems to stay in favour, and this is true with the beads featured in this necklace. 69 more words


Bead Talk; A Tribute to Tear Bottles

Hi, I’m Sandy and this is Bead Talk. I own a bead studio and gallery in Northern Minnesota and have been working with beads for 20 years. 561 more words