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Beady Eyed but Happy!

Beady Eyed but Happy!

I decided to take a leap into a challenge that I’ve been considering with my jewelry making hobby for some time now.  It’s one thing to wire-wrap gemstones, creatively string beads for necklaces and bracelets, and recycle old belts into cuff bracelets.  It’s fun to do and I enjoy it but I’ve often looked at […]

A Brace of Bracelets

A Brace of Bracelets

These three bracelets are the first in what I hope will be several more to be available for the vendor show in Dyersville this coming weekend.  They are, however available now if someone is interested in having one.  They are made from glass pearl beads, hematite beads and crystal cubes.  12.00 + 2.60 postage.  Let […]

Catch Us at the Grand River Center

Catch Us at the Grand River Center

My girlfriend and I will be at the Grand River Center, in Dubuque, from 10-4 tomorrow.  We will be participating in the Easter Eggstravaganza Craft & Vendor show with over 45 separate crafters and vendors!  An Easter Egg hunt for the children, a silent auction for the adults with the proceeds benefiting Mike Callaghan from […]

My Achy Breaky Heart

My Achy Breaky Heart

This was spur of the moment idea as I considered what to do with this piece of agate slice that had lost it’s top.  It’s actually heart-shaped … and as I began to create it I thought I’d call it “Bleeding Heart”.  The more I thought about that, the less I liked it.  Then I […]

Azure Seas

Azure Seas

I spent some time in the Caribbean during my years in the Navy.  I remember many things about those visits but nothing as striking as the crystal clear, azure waters through which we sailed.  This piece, called “Azure Seas” reminded me somewhat of those scenes.  My girlfriend wants this piece but she’ll let me sell […]

Weekend Vendor Show in Dubuque

Weekend Vendor Show in Dubuque

Linda and I will be participating in  this Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday.  I’ll be there with Jeweled Page Creations items that I have made.  Linda will be there with lots of cash and carry Norwex inventory.  Come and see us as you browse the many vendors and crafty people that will be present. […]

Cotton Candy

Cotton Candy

Machine made cotton candy, a product that is almost 100% sugar, was created in 1897 by, of all people, a DENTIST named William Morrison, in cahoots with a confectioner by the name of John Wharton.  It was introduced at the 1904 World’s Fair under the name “Fairy Floss”.  They sold almost 69,000 boxes at .25 […]

Brace Yourself!

Brace Yourself!

Having made a pendant a day for four days in a row I decided to change things up a bit and made some bracelets.  I like them … hope someone else does too!  Let me know!  😉                      

Can You Save Me From Myself?

Can You Save Me From Myself?

It was just a simple trip to pick up a simple 5.99 supply item.  I should have known better.  I was relaxed as I drove over to the strip mall and crossed the parking-lot but the from the moment I entered the portal, and began to breath the estrogen-laden air, I knew I was in […]

Foggy Morning

Foggy Morning

I awakened at 4:30 am today.  My girlfriend was sleeping peacefully on half the bed and, hoping to drift back into a dream state, I lay there watching her sleep, brushing her nose with my finger each time there was the whisper of a snore and smiling as she would raise her hand to rub […]