This week's Circular: The Vault and a Sale on Artist Beads
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Designs by Fresh Baked

It's all about the hearts...

Added 5 soldered and 2 wire worked heart necklaces to the inventory this week. Fun to embellish some of them with sparkle and pearls. Here's a...
Components: Sterling silver wire, chain, and findings. Swarovski crystals, pale pink freshwater pearls, and labradorite.

Are you thinking about Valentine's Day?

For jewelry makers, V Day is really just around the corner. Anything special on your work table? I'm just beginning to make a bunch of these brass...
Components: Brass chain, charms, and findings. Pearls, stones, and crystals

Earrings for the New Year!

I love dangly earrings and these are fabulously long. And these jewel toned cobalt blue beads are just gorgeous when the light hits. Love them!
Components: Glass beads and crystals with brass findings

Is it too late, dear Santa?

Took a class last night at a local gift boutique that sells my jewelry. The owner has recently been offering all sorts of crafty...
Components: glass microscope slides, set up for soldering iron, scrap book paper, jump rings, PC heart button, sari silk ribbon, silver chain

Leather Necks

Love the softness of the suede neck straps and the gorgeous caramel color, too. Lends itself very well to these brass chains and pendants. With a...
Components: Suede leather, brass chain, pendants, and findings, odds and ends of beads, glass pearls


This month's We're All Ears challenge is here on Nov. 21st. These earring are my response to the inspiration which is soooo cool. I promise. You'll...
Components: Sterling silver, Opalite briolettes

Last Efforts

Last ditch efforts for this Saturday's artisan fair. Should be nice weather and an early start to all the competing Holiday markets around here....
Components: Copper and Sterling Silver, Amethysts, glass, Swarovski crystals.


Celebrating a great day of making jewelry and four fun years of blogging about this adventure. Having a little give away over at my blog....
Components: Copper and Sterling silver, glass, crystals, pearls, howlite

Autumn Wings

Spent yesterday making a pocketful of etched copper pieces. Today, begin creating.
Components: Copper sheet metal and wire, jasper, Czech glass, Irish waxed linen cord, sterling silver ear wires

Aha moment or...

Recently had a kind blog reader let me know that it is possible for me to send an Paypal invoice via email to customers who are interested in...

I'm into Autumn !

Even if the thermometer says otherwise, I'm getting into the colors and textures of Autumn. Finally!
Components: Rough Citrine chunks, leather, brass, Rainbow Agate, Turquoise

I'm Over It Now

Okay, I'm ready for autumn now and made this necklace today to celebrate. Although, I hear we're in for triple digits this weekend, so I'm not...
Components: Rainbow agates, copper leaf pendant and chain, turquoise, howlite rondelles, and Irish waxed linen

I just can't let go...

While I absolutely love the colors and themes in autumn jewelry, I just cannot seem to want this summer to end. Here's my last ditch effort to hang...
Components: Porcelain beads, glass and seed beads, Irish waxed linen cord, metal buttons

Tiny Totems

Needed to do a major clean up of my workspace today, but got distracted by the little piles of seed beads and those silver plated ball head pins I...
Components: Seed beads and other small beads. 21 g. silver plated ball head pins

Make your own Artisan look ear wires

Just posted a step by step tutorial on my blog.
Turn ball head pins into knock off Artisan ear wires with basic jewelry tools and skills. So much...
Components: 20-22 gauge 2 inch ball head pins basic jewelry tools optional: bench block and hammer

Mermaid's Tale

Used that PC and glass cabochon I had made and never used for this month's Art Bead Scene blog challenge. You might head over there the next couple...
Components: leather cord, beading wire, glass and howlite beads, PC pendant

Pictorial Tutorial !

Here's a simple and hopefully understandable tute for those Boho-style seed bead earrings I posted previously. I would add to carefully count and...
Components: brass wire and findings, seed beads, and accent beads.

Beware the Brass

Using lots of colorful seed beads for these fun flirty earrings, but oh why, did I pick brass wire?? It's so stiff and hard to work with, but I do...
Components: seed beads, glass, Howlite Turquoise, brass wire and ear wires

Bits and Pieces Necklace

Digging into my copper odds and ends box today.
Found two pieces, one etched with a free hand doodle and the other textured with a bent paperclip....
Components: Copper and glass

Cute and Easy Button Necklaces

This is my take on an easy button pendant tutorial by Cindy Wimmer of Sweet Bead Studio blog. She shows how to wire wrap buttons for some darling...
Components: silver plated chain and wire, buttons, faceted glass crystals, bent silver plated spoon handle.

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