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Making Pretty Things

I know, I know.  It’s been too long. I’ve been busy with school, you know, but I’ve decided to make a conscious effort to work on disallowing my job being the all-encompassing end-all in my life.  That’s not to say that I do...
by MiscellaneousMe on Dec 4, 2016

Jewelry in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Spring 2016

I'm incredibly honored (and surprised!) that I have two pieces in the spring 2016 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry. I've always looked at Stampington magazines as the pinnacle of "it" and for years and years had hoped to one day be good enough to be in...
by Pretty Things on Feb 25, 2016

Today's Blog Theme -- Beads

Today's Theme -- Beads (and one paperweight).I'm all for an eye-candy day!The first bead I actually made wasn't a bead at all, but a paperweight. I wasn't sure I could get past the FIRE component of making lampwork glass beads, but I was still intrig...
by Pretty Things on Jan 21, 2016

A Bookish Guide to Loving Winter

Or maybe not hating it as much as I do now. As someone who, until recently, has lived in places where winter (at the most) meant shrugging on a light cardigan, even Vancouver with its “mild” Canadian winter is a … Continued The post A Booki...
by Book Riot on Nov 24, 2015

DYLAN COVERS # 201 The Pretty Things/The Animals - Its All Over Now Baby Blue

OH! YOU PRETTY THINGS!THE PRETTY THINGS - It's All Over Now Baby Blue (2015)Here are two version of It's All Over Now Baby Blue by two iconic groups of the sixties, the first is by the fabulous The Pretty Things and is taken from their re-released al...
by Tune Doctor on Oct 23, 2015

Fast and Easy Earrings Book Giveaway!

Want it now? Click here to buy! I love earrings. LOOOOVE them. I wear them all the time, even in pajamas, and I feel completely "off" if I don't have them on. Earrings are also a huge seller at my craft shows. Back when I was doing lots of show...
by Pretty Things on Oct 12, 2015

Pretty Pinny

It was recently beloved son's Spiffing Girlfriend's birthdayAt my birthday party she mentioned having a seen vintage pinny in Brighton that was too dear to justify buying. Which pleased me muchly as I'd had a hankering to make her a pretty pinny...

Recommended Summer Reading: An Alternative List

Today the New York Times and NPR released their summer reading recommendations. While there is nothing wrong with the books they have chosen, it seems they would have you believe that only white people are writing books worthy of summer … Conti...
by Book Riot on May 22, 2015

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Art of Awareness blog hop, a special jewelry design event created by myself and Heather Millican of Swoondimples. I've purchased a number of Heather's bean beads in the past (they're awesome little oval bean shapes) and I'd been envisi...
by Pretty Things on May 16, 2015

Coming this Saturday -- The Art of Awareness Blog Hop

I am so excited to bring to you this Saturday the 16th a new blog hop with my friend Heather Millican of Swoondimples. I've been a fan of Heather's polymer clay work since my first trip to Bead and Button ages ago. Recently I bought a set of w...
by Pretty Things on May 12, 2015

How to Teach a Jewelry Making Class

A reader recently found my 2011 post on how to teach a jewelry making class, and I thought it would be a good one to raise from the archives. Enjoy! I used to teach jewelry classes at a lovely place -- an unlikely venue called Evergreen Cove Holi...
by Pretty Things on May 9, 2015

Potential

Potential can be big or small. Doesn't matter. Be excited about it! Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this b...
by Pretty Things on May 2, 2015

Etsy Finds for the Jewelry Designer --Cabochons

Today's Etsy bead focus is cabochons. (The second focus is remembering how to spell it. Middle "O", not "A", Lori!) I am not a seed beader, so I don't know how to make beaded bezels. I'm a very limited silversmith, meaning I know HOW to make solder...
by Pretty Things on Apr 25, 2015

Book Giveaway -- Pretty Birds by Virginia Lindsay

Attention crafters!  Even if you aren't a sewer by nature, you can make these adorable birds in the new craft book "Pretty Birds" by Virginia Lindsay, published by Running Press. You all know I have a thing about paper. I am a book lover, and a bo...
by Pretty Things on Apr 1, 2015

Winner of my personal copy of "Cats in Hats"

The publisher will be contacting all winners of the kits from the entire book blog hop (be sure to check your email!) but today Zack is going to pull a name out of the bowl. Since there weren't as many entrants, Zack chose to use a smaller b...
by Pretty Things on Mar 31, 2015

Book Review -- Cats in Hats by Sara Thomas (for knitters and crocheters!)

You've heard of the Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. But have you ever wanted to knit or crochet your darling fur-baby their very own hat? Why of course you have. And now you can! I have two cats. One is geriatric and a cuddler and MIGHT let me put a...
by Pretty Things on Mar 28, 2015

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop Participants

Wow, Heather at Swoondimples is going to be busy making beads!  If you haven't placed your order with her, PLEASE do so as soon as possible. Remember, you can use a meaningful word, a name, whatever you like, as awareness is personal. Also, if you d...
by Pretty Things on Mar 2, 2015

The Art of Awareness -- So You're Having a Hard Time Picking a Cause? We Can Help.

My last post was about the Art of Awareness Blog Hop organized by myself and Heather Millican of Swoondimples. Some people have contacted us and said they're having a difficult time picking a cause, as, if you look at this list, you can quickly...
by Pretty Things on Feb 22, 2015

Announcing The Art of Awareness Blog Hop

I am so excited to bring to you a new blog hop with my friend Heather Millican of Swoondimples. I've been a fan of Heather's polymer clay work since my first trip to Bead and Button ages ago. Recently I bought a set of word beans from Heather to m...
by Pretty Things on Feb 18, 2015

Family

This is my family.  We're close. We laugh. Sometimes we cry.  We don't always agree, but we always listen. We help each other grow. It doesn't matter what we look like, or how much we weigh, or even how clean the house was (...
by Pretty Things on Jan 31, 2015


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