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  1. Candy aka Texas Grammy
    Candy aka Texas Grammy says:

    You have a great eye! Wonderful pick.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Very nice, Leigh!
    I was just holding a strand of the grass green turquoise last night trying to decide what to do with it. Now I have some ideas. :)

  3. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Glad this helped – I know creating these picks helps me get un-stuck alot of the time

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I know what you mean. I haven’t done many picks lately. I’m trying to build up inventory for my next home party. But am running out of clasps and spacers.

  5. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    You sound like me – I am constantly running out of clasps and spacer beads myself. But at least I am using beads I already have in the process

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Me too – except for the lampwork beads I just got on etsy. And now probably need something to go with them. LOL

    Are you an hour earlier in TN? I’m in NY, eastern time.

  7. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I am in the Central Time zone – not sure if this means I am an hour ahead of you or not?

    And I can always find an excuse for new beads – LOL – it doesn’t take much!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    That would make you an hour earlier. Once school starts in Sept. I get on prior to 6 am. Then have to get ready to leave for work at 7 ish.

    My husband’s going to flip when he sees the boxes come in this week. I orded metal from 2 sites, plus the lampwork on etsy. The thing with the metal is I try to order a little “in bulk”. so it seems like an expense at first, but it does last a while.

  9. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I order my spacers in bulk as well – I save in the long run but it always freaks the husband out as well. I know he just tries not to think about it. But I also make sure to let him know when I have money to deposit from selling my pieces so I think this softens the blow

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Oh – I flaunt the money I make! And I think he was pretty impressed with how well I did at my first home party. I’m trying to “reinvest” half and keep half as spending money. He rarely sees the amex bill, so I’m usually safe there. LOL

  11. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    We are currently credit card free (have one for emergencies) so I operate off of cash only – If I don’t have the money in the bank – no new beads for me :-( But this keeps my spending in check because I can go seriously overboard when it comes to buying beads!!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I’ve been really good about spending just what I can afford. I don’t carry a balance, so I haven’t paid interest in a few years. A big change from my “younger days”.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I love this combo Leigh! Turquoise and browns, tans and vanilla…FAV!!!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    ooo nice pick, Leigh!

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wonderful combo of colors with a definite Mediterranean flavor, Leigh! Great job! :D

    It really does make sense to buy in bulk when you know you’re going to use it. It hurts up front, but pays off in the long run. LOL

  16. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Wonderful!! It’s in my favorites!

  17. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    And another favorite! Very beautiful!

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