August312014
Late night Byzantine and box weave. ^_^ 
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #chainmaille #bracelets #byzantine #box_weave

Late night Byzantine and box weave. ^_^
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #chainmaille #bracelets #byzantine #box_weave

August292014

Anonymous said: Do you Color your rings or do you order Them like that? If order, were do you order? If not, how do you color?

Okay. This is becoming a pet peeve quite quickly.

I’ve spent 5 years learning where the best supplies are, researching, bookmarking, and finding out where the best U.S.A. sellers are, and the best foreign sellers are. 

I dedicated FIVE YEARS of my life to this art, this passion, and I don’t appreciate it when people just assume that I’ll give up all of my hard earned information and time spent acquiring it from one ANON message. 

I am a jewelry artist. And while I appreciate that people like my work enough to try to mimic it, I don’t appreciate anonymously asked questions trying to get “trade secrets.” I also don’t appreciate copycats who take ideas and don’t credit the original idea-inventor ( here’s to you, copycat of my Doubled ribbonmaille bracelet idea.)

I don’t mind helping people who are new to the art or directing them to resources, but at least try to be open and friendly about it. 

I do plan to color my own anodized aluminum one day. There are SEVERAL places you can purchase rings for making chainmaille. I researched and researched and asked questions of people that I spoke to for months at a time about the art, how to improve, and tools, etc. 

If you would like to  get to know me as a friend, and learn from me, you gotta send me more than just an anon. 

"You’re moving fast. You’ll have to at least take me to dinner, first."

August262014
This pietersite is very pretty! 
#handmade #artisan #wirewrap #pendant #jewelry #stone #copper

This pietersite is very pretty!
#handmade #artisan #wirewrap #pendant #jewelry #stone #copper

4PM
left to right, top to bottom
Namibian Petersite, sleeping beauty turquoise, purple tone goldstone, ocean jasper, ocean jasper, pink coral fossil, moss agate, Petersite, labradorite.
#stones #stone #cabachons #handmade #artisan #jewelry #wirewrap #pick_one #turquoise #jasper #agate

left to right, top to bottom
Namibian Petersite, sleeping beauty turquoise, purple tone goldstone, ocean jasper, ocean jasper, pink coral fossil, moss agate, Petersite, labradorite.
#stones #stone #cabachons #handmade #artisan #jewelry #wirewrap #pick_one #turquoise #jasper #agate

12PM
In progress photos from last night.
I think it might be a keeper. LOL. 
#handmade #ocean_jasper #artisan #wirewrap #jewelry  #the_bead_muse #wire_wrap #ooak

In progress photos from last night.
I think it might be a keeper. LOL.
#handmade #ocean_jasper #artisan #wirewrap #jewelry #the_bead_muse #wire_wrap #ooak

August252014
A work in progress. Finally feeling good enough I wire wrap!!!! I love this ocean jasper cabochon, and depending on how I feel when I’m finished, this may become a private piece. ^_^ 
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #wirewrap #wip #work_in_progress #wire_wrap #pendant #jasper #ocean_jasper #handmade_artists

A work in progress. Finally feeling good enough I wire wrap!!!! I love this ocean jasper cabochon, and depending on how I feel when I’m finished, this may become a private piece. ^_^
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #wirewrap #wip #work_in_progress #wire_wrap #pendant #jasper #ocean_jasper #handmade_artists

August212014
"Ice floe." 
Chainmaille cascade necklace! 
Now available on Etsy.com/shop/thebeadmusetx as a set with a Teal faded bracelet! 
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #necklace #chainmaille #etsy #etsy_store #the_bead_muse

"Ice floe."
Chainmaille cascade necklace!
Now available on Etsy.com/shop/thebeadmusetx as a set with a Teal faded bracelet!
#handmade #artisan #jewelry #necklace #chainmaille #etsy #etsy_store #the_bead_muse

1PM

This silly bird has decided I am fun. She has always been a daddy’s girl. :)
#parrot #conure #pets_of_instagram #cute #hair #bird’s_nest #pet #bird

August202014
If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out my Etsy shop! I’ve been working on listings, and have added some pretty awesome stuff! 
Etsy.com/shop/thebeadmusetx 

#handmade #artisan #jewelry #chainmaille #wirewrap #heart #etsy #etsy_store #the_bead_muse

If you haven’t seen it yet, please check out my Etsy shop! I’ve been working on listings, and have added some pretty awesome stuff!
Etsy.com/shop/thebeadmusetx

#handmade #artisan #jewelry #chainmaille #wirewrap #heart #etsy #etsy_store #the_bead_muse

2PM

To the family of James Foley.

To the family of James Foley.

To the Foleys,

I recently heard about the beheading of an American reporter who was kidnapped two years ago in Syria. At first it just seemed like another questionable issue that the world would deal with. I’ve gotten so used to hearing about death, that it didn’t even phase me the way it should have. I was saddened, but not shocked.
I didn’t see the video that was posted, but two people that I…

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