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  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “A retro 50’s Christmas”   2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Congrats on your fabulous retro-palette POD, Petunia! I’m loving this color combination, too & find it fresh & new again. Totally hear you about the perfectionism beaders block. I’m also one that over-thinks & agonizes about the final product too much– especially once I have all the beautiful beads together & worry that I will never [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Wrapped Candies”   2 weeks, 3 days ago

    The design idea here was to use the bellflowers flaring out on either side of a color-coordinated center bead like the twisted cellophane ends of a wrapped candy.Different colors of the Autumn Metallics would go with the other beads in their row, the rest would coordinate with their neighbors.

  • EPBCornell shared a new Fresh Pick: “Purple Party!”   2 weeks, 4 days ago

  • EPBCornell shared a new Fresh Pick: “Wrapped Candies”   3 weeks, 4 days ago

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Bead Porn”   4 weeks ago

    Ha! Yes, can’t help but be enticed by lovely pleasers like these. If I had fortunes to spend I’d get a bunch of those beautiful larger AA larimar rounds.

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Glorious Beads”   4 weeks ago

    Congrats on your glorious POD, Nancy! I’m a huge fan of the black & white shell beads, personally. There is just a simple elegance about them with a little mop luster. Perhaps a little carnelian with those? Hmmm, I may have to try that! Thanks, Nancy, for another inspiring pick!!

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “copper world”   1 month ago

    Congrats on your satisfying POD, MH! The touch of muted montana blue with the warm luster of matte copper just makes me feel “ahhhh.” Wonderful choices of beads and components: bees, kitties, flowers, trees w/ birds, sun, moon & earth– what a wonderful world, indeed!

  • EPBCornell shared a new Fresh Pick: “Goodbye, Autumn Foliage”   1 month ago

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Ammonitian Underworld”   1 month ago

    Congrats on your fabulous & fascinating POD, GZ! The fossil ammonites are very cool, especially when they have some iridescence like Roman glass on top of their beautiful brown patterning. I have only imagined them in designs– haven’t used them yet. Think I’d need to have some in hand to really appreciate the range of size/scale/detail [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Missin’ the Blues!”   1 month, 1 week ago

    Congrats on your true blue POD, Jogi! Maybe too late for the project you were working on then, but a good chance to get the hues you need for the future– and these are some beautiful shades!! I have loved those sky dive horse eyes since I first saw them.

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Tibetan”   1 month, 1 week ago

    Congrats on your Tibetan bead POD, Bev! I like the pairing suggestions or pattern/color echoes you’ve come up with between Dzi agate strands & focals. Great pick to showcase the wonderful range of Tibetan bead offerings here. I recently bought a couple of the inlaid brass ones for the first time & you’re right about the [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “The Colors of Autumn”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Congrats on your splendiferous fall POD, Kathryn! (I needed a new word for the exuberant loveliness, so please forgive the wandering vocabulary.)

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “ruby, ruby”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Congrats on your cheery cherry POD, MH! Kathryn, yes! This conjures fiery sweet cinnamon memories for me, too. Such bold, pure reds it has me thinking candy big time! Sure would lively-up some designs with a pop of color like the candy accents on a Christmas cookie!

  • EPBCornell shared a new Fresh Pick: “More Maui”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

  • EPBCornell shared a new Fresh Pick: “Maui Luau”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Halloween Magic”   1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Congrats on your magnificent, magical POD, GZ! Your bracelet from this came out awesome, too! I’m loving purple as the new orange for Halloween!!

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Boards & Kayaks on the Lake.”   1 month, 3 weeks ago

    How wonderful! Any way to get out for a paddle in the Northeast in August is a good thing. Thanks for sharing the picture– I can see why you look forward so much to your gatherings at this lake, a beautiful retreat with good company in your husband’s family to enjoy the activities it offers. (We [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “Night Traveller 2”   1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Congrats on another strong, designer-friendly POD, Creel U! I’m still enamored of this night traveller concept, whether choosing to go by night for speed or secrecy, or just to avoid the bustle, either willing to assume the risk of danger trusting one’s wile, guile or skill to evade it, or desperate enough to trust luck alone. [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “In a Misty Meadow, Dreaming”   1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Merilee, the bracelet is a to-do for today, actually. Was going to do work on it yesterday, but ended up going with my husband to the Red Sox game instead when his friend had to cancel on him. I’ve gotten my Aunt Allison, another artist, in on need to complete and she is expecting a picture [...]

  • EPBCornell commented on the Fresh Pick “In a Misty Meadow, Dreaming”   1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Oh wow, thanks! Hadn’t seen how this chat on our bead stashes/hoards has evolved. CC, I love your receipt snippets tip– I’d been doing sharpie notes like Kathryn. As to sorting/organizing, I had been drinking Crystal Light by the pitcher for a while & kept the translucent plastic canisters. I would sharpie on the lid what [...]

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