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    Here is something I hadn't seen before: lavender...

    Here is something I hadn't seen before: lavender moonstone, strung with regular moonstone:
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    Both the akoya keshi and today's sample (amethyst...

    Both the akoya keshi and today's sample (amethyst and citrine) were done on 10# power pro. That is almost the smallest thread I have, and the drill holes were tiny. I ruined several fine needles in...
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    I do the latter! I see a strand I can't resist,...

    I do the latter! I see a strand I can't resist, and wait until I find what I want to put with them. Although, sometimes I have ideas ahead of time, like the pyrites and amethysts, but the purple and...
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    Here are some pyrite beads and amethyst nuggets,...

    Here are some pyrite beads and amethyst nuggets, a challenge because the pyrite beads had very large holes, which swallowed the knots:
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    Thank you, everyone! I got some nice akoyas from...

    Thank you, everyone! I got some nice akoyas from Kong's Pearl, and couldn't figure out how to string them. Then I got some Ethiopian opal beads, and that was that:
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    And a close up:
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    Amti, the strand I got at the Ruckus is a little...

    Amti, the strand I got at the Ruckus is a little bit deeper gold. I strung it with sunstones. This strand, and the blue akoyas, I got fairly recently from Kong's. I couldn't resist putting them next...
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    and the neck shot: 76353

    and the neck shot:
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    Inspired by Charlotta, here are gold south seas...

    Inspired by Charlotta, here are gold south seas and blue akoya pearls... neck shots when my lazy lump of a daughter gets up.
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    Thank you all! Next I strung some petosky stones,...

    Thank you all! Next I strung some petosky stones, which are a type of fossilized coral found in Michigan. One summer I visited friends on Lake Michigan, and we walked along the lake looking for...
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    I got my daughter to take the picture: 76112

    I got my daughter to take the picture:
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    Next, some abalone with quartz. I was able to get...

    Next, some abalone with quartz. I was able to get the shine of the abalone, but not so much the sparkle of the quartz.
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    And now some aquamarines: 76025 and I made...

    And now some aquamarines:
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    and I made earrings too:
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    and bravely listed them on eBay.
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    I got these unusual color south seas pearls from...

    I got these unusual color south seas pearls from Kong's. I strung them with tanzanites. Amazing!
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    Thank you! Now some purpleish pearls from Li,...

    Thank you! Now some purpleish pearls from Li, with some "navajo pearls":
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    I finally finished this wire link project. The...

    I finally finished this wire link project. The beads are beryl, and quite lovely.
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    These are smallish sleeping beauty turquoise...

    These are smallish sleeping beauty turquoise beads from DruzyDesign, and little sterling beads:
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    I used the heavy beader's secret, and a doubled...

    I used the heavy beader's secret, and a doubled thread, because the holes in the beads were pretty large. I figured that
    small beads + big knots = plenty of thread needed.
    This necklace has about...
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    Pattye, when you say 4 times, is that single or...

    Pattye, when you say 4 times, is that single or doubled? I have been doing about 4 times single, which is 2 times, doubled. I also found out the hard way that you need more than 4 times for a...
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    Thanks, everyone! Charlotta, you sound like you...

    Thanks, everyone! Charlotta, you sound like you make coffee like a co-worker of mine did, as a friend said: "she makes coffee you can sink your teeth into!"
    I've finally strung the strand of souffle...
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    Yes, jeg, with the right equipment (not...

    Yes, jeg, with the right equipment (not necessarily expensive) coffee roasting is quite easy. We like a light roast, and under the circumstances can no longer go to Trader Joe's. i got started a few...
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    Ah, yes, the stay at home thing has me working on...

    Ah, yes, the stay at home thing has me working on various projects, from beading to sewing to roasting coffee!
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    Thank you, everyone!!! I've been working on this...

    Thank you, everyone!!! I've been working on this next one for some time. The aquamarine beads are pretty small. The necklace is shorter than I planned, because I didn't allow as much string for the...
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    Not beads, but my latest project: wire wrap. I...

    Not beads, but my latest project: wire wrap. I took a class 10 years ago, and haven't tried it since. Luckily my notes are not too bad. The stone is a moonstone.
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    I played with some cut steel -- it does sparkle...

    I played with some cut steel -- it does sparkle like diamonds, especially by candlelight. Also by candlelight, rose cut diamonds sparkle better than modern cuts. I put it to the test in our last...
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    Here you are: 74724 And I promised the citrines...

    Here you are:
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    And I promised the citrines a while ago:
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