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Hello, my name is Mary and I live in southern Indiana with my hubby of 25 years. We are living our dream out in the country in a log home with 2 dogs, 2 parrots and 3 cats.
I’ve always been a ‘rock hound’ so beading just came naturally. Although I think I am as much inclined to “collect” gemstone beads as I am to use them in a jewelry piece.
I started making jewelry about 11 years ago. And I sell my pieces mainly at Art Festivals, small shops and word of mouth.

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  • Mary – Sweet Chick commented on the Fresh Pick “Bacon-Wrapped Tatertoots”   5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    A delectable pick! And no calories either.
    The real thing sounds wonderfully fattening.

  • Mary – Sweet Chick commented on the Fresh Pick “Red Umber”   1 day, 5 hours ago

    I know, right?! Ditto, everyone!
    There have been so many times that I’ve looked at a bead or color and said, “I have no idea what to do with this.”
    Marlene makes a fresh pick, and shazam, new art created, problem solved!
    I guess you know this is another fav?

  • Mary – Sweet Chick commented on the Design “Lynda inspired and Tree of Life”   1 day, 5 hours ago

    Asia and Becky, thank you both for the tips and suggestions! It’s so nice to have help when you need it!

    The collapsing needle wouldn’t work with .5mm, just too tight. Not sure what direction I’ll go in next with this project…….

  • Mary – Sweet Chick commented on the Design “Lynda inspired and Tree of Life”   2 days, 5 hours ago

    Hey Asia, Unkamen Supplies on etsy has solid bronze wire, not craft wire.

    Thanks for the tips on using c-lon. Unfortunately I have .5mm cord. So I’ll have to rethink my design.

    Any suggestions on deciding how long the cord needs to be for a given length? Say, if I wanted to make a 20 inch necklace and [...]

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  • Asia
    On July 24, 2012 Asia said:

    Thanks Mary :)

  • daisymae
    On July 14, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Mary thanks so much for the info! You definitely didn’t take the easy way out! That was more than enough to help me out! Exactly what I needed! Thank you for taking the time to find that for me, I greatly appreciate it!

  • daisymae
    On July 14, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    It is the impression jasper one that is wrapped with copper wire! I love how it is done! I was mostly curious as to whether you kinda formed it around the stone and wrapped as you went or if you did the wire wrapping first and then put the stone in the little cage and finished it off? I hope I’m explaining it okay.

  • No Photo
    On July 14, 2012 Mary - Sweet Chick said:

    Hi Jess,
    Can you tell me which of the pendants you are refering too? Only one of the pendants I’ve posted is a cab. The rest of them are drilled stones. Each style requires a different type of wire wrapping. I’ll do my best to describe it but for the most part, I do what the stone tells me. Someone posted a tute A LONG time ago in the Gallery for wrapping cabs. I’ll look around and see if I can find it and get back to you.

  • daisymae
    On July 14, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Mary, I was wondering about how you do your wire wrapping with your pendants and such! Do you form the wire cage as you go and then put your cabochon down in it? I have a bunch of beach stones that I found two weeks ago at Tawas Beach, Lake Huron in Michigan and I really wanna do them justice but I’m not quite sure how! I have done a few rather simple but I like how you kinda make a little cage around them…it looks more secure!

  • daisymae
    On June 22, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Thanks so much Mary! You are too kind! Sometimes it takes me a few days to do just one piece, I try to work a lot during naptime! lol Sometimes I wish I were Super Mom! ;)

  • daisymae
    On June 21, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Hi…I just wanted to tell you how much I love the earthiness of your jewelry pieces! They are great! :)

  • Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    On April 8, 2012 Cotopaxi Chickie Sue said:

    Mary, I can’t send you a message! I keep getting an error! :(

  • No Photo
    On May 26, 2011 Mary - Sweet Chick said:

    Hello-ello elloooo! Anybody out therrrrre? 8O There’s an echo in here.
    I think I’m all alone in LB land at the moment. :-| ;-)

  • No Photo
    On April 14, 2011 Mary - Sweet Chick said:

    8O I FOUND AN EGG!!!!! :-D
    Has the Easter Egg Hunt started already?!!!


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