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Kim

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2011-04-15

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Creativity can apply to all parts of our lives. Visit for ideas, thoughts, art, jewelry making, home.. decorating, and crafty projects that will spur your creativity. Make it your own with a does of.. Vitamin C!

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  • My Second First: Trash or Treasure
    on Mar 1, 2014 in firsts new things
    Last night, I went to a Trash or Treasure party. Each guest brought 10 items she wanted to get rid of. Upon arrival, we put them into categories on tables, like kitchen, holidays, jewelry, home dec, etc.We had time to look around at all of the offeri...
  • The First First
    on Feb 28, 2014 in firsts new things
    Earlier this week, the Human Pinball sent me a link to a blog written by a woman who made a pact to do something she has never done every single day for a year. She blogged about it and turned it into a book. While there is no way I am going to...
  • Paper Mayhem
    on Feb 26, 2014 in creativity paper
    Tonight while I was wasting time on Facebook, I came across this 4 year old dress designer and her Mom. I love everything about this story and am inspired to try construction paper as a building material. Check her out: Paper Dresses by May...
  • Creative Combination
    on Jan 20, 2014 in creative idea creativity dance drawing
    Being an ex-dancer and a would-be artist, I found this fascinating. Even if it does not resonate with you in the same way, maybe it will spur you to think about combining two things you love into something new. Something that was made for you and by...
  • Pin and Black Necklace Re-Do I made this necklace many years ago. The construction is embarrassingly simple. The   base is some twisted black cords held together by endcaps.  The beads and charms are attached by tieing them on with black embroidery...
  • Pink and Black Necklace Re-Do I made this necklace many years ago. The construction is embarrassingly simple. The   base is some twisted black cords held together by endcaps.  The beads and charms are attached by tieing them on with black embroidery...
  • Some Color for a White WorldI love winter, but it is so white. Working on this colorful project this week was fun, love the colors!The Amazing Helen at Blumenthal Lansing sent me some new embellishment packs. I made this fabric cuff bracelet for Jo-Ann fabrics. The package...
  • A Short Memory Pays Off
    on Dec 12, 2013 in Bead Design Studio jewelry
     The best part about writing a bead making column is that once I mail off my pieces, I forget they exist. Then, when the magazine mails them back after photography, and I open the box, it's like getting presents! "Oh yeah! I forgot I made t...
  • Color of the Year 2014
    on Dec 5, 2013
    Today is the day we have all been waiting for. Hahahhahaha! Well some of us.  The Pantone Color of the Year was just announced! Introducing Radiant Orchid!Sometimes I see it coming a mile away and sometimes it takes me by surprise. This is...
  • Wire and Button BangleNew color pack of buttons from Blumenthal Lansing. Sort of Southwest colors. I combined them with three colors of wire: gold, copper, brown. And added some brass heart charms. Fun to make. Lots of movement.A little Vitamin C…..
  • Perfect Place for a House
    on Nov 9, 2013 in creative idea creativity
    I love how other people's brains work. I would probably never look at a three foot wide alley and say, "This is the perfect place for a house!"Definitely some Vitamin C happening there!
  • We might have to take it away if you can't share
    on Nov 1, 2013 in creativity drawing
    I love this blog post from The Busy Mockingbird. I read it three times. Now you..... Click here.
  • on Oct 26, 2013 in class painting canvas
     A couple weeks ago, I took a mini vacation and put myself in a hotel room on the Detroit River. My plan was to do some painting. Without distraction.The view and the weather were fabulous (Belle Isle was out my window, freighters cruised by, th...
  • Left or Right?
    on Oct 18, 2013 in creativity
    Right before I watched this, I took a quickie test to determine if I am right brained or left brained.  Not sure if a facebook test concludes anything really, but it affirmed what I know about myself.Immediately following that was this video. It...
  • Slinky Pencil Holder
    on Oct 14, 2013 in slinky craft
     This is the easiest project ever. You might even have thought about it or made one already. But, I like it so much, I am sharing it. For me, what makes it, is the new color Slinky.This is how you make it: cut a couple short pieces of thin wire.
  • Singing Flowers
    on Sep 15, 2013 in paper punches flowers buttons
    I had some fun this afternoon making some musical paper flowers for Wonder Woman's birthday. She likes a quiet, understated birthday, and I thought these might fit the bill. She loves music! I used:off white card stockan old hymnala round,...
  • A legacy?
    on Sep 9, 2013 in Divine Design legacy Kim's life
    Are you at the point in your life yet, where you have begun to think about what kind of legacy you will leave behind? I think about it sometimes. I don't have children, and that is the legacy that most people leave. I don't have a pile of money, so I...
  • Pink Necklace Re-DesignThis necklace was destined to be re-made. It is something I do. I highly recommend it. Sometimes I don't like what I did. Sometimes I get tired of a piece. Sometimes I don't really like some of the beads in the piece as much as I thought I would. Thi...
  • on Aug 26, 2013 in design speak creativity color
    Seeing this ad for the first time yesterday, made me laugh out loud. The designers who work for me often hear that kind of description from me.  "It should be not a light enough teal-ish color so it looks aqua or girlie, and not deep enough...
  • Heavens to Betsey
    on Aug 24, 2013 in betsey johnson jewelry design
     I had to be at the mall today. It's no secret that I would rather be most anyplace than the mall. Especially on a Saturday. So, to improve my attitude, I stopped to see what Betsey is up to. I have followed Betsey's design career since high sch...
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