Grow Your Blog Party and Blog Hop

Welcome New Visitors!

Thank you for stopping by to visit! Here I talk about making jewelry and my beading passion, or perhaps that is my shopping for beads obsession. ;)
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 I work for a craft store, so most of my bead collection is commercial beads and supplies, but I am finding so much to tempt me with true handcrafted beads, both lampwork glass and polymer clay. I just ordered some special polymer clay beads for a bead soup party that I plan on joining, and I have a few ceramic beads from ceramic artists, so I have made the first steps.I work for a craft store, so most of my bead collection is commercial beads and supplies, but I am finding so much to tempt me with true handcrafted beads, both lampwork glass and polymer clay. {I recently bought some special polymer clay beads on Etsy for a bead soup party that I plan on joining, and I have a few ceramic beads from ceramic artists, so I have made the first steps!} But, I also have a fabric stash that begs to be used and I still get it out every so often. Here's a quilt top that is ready to be quilted.

If projects use up my stash of beads, fabric and scrapbook paper, so much the better! Sometimes I'll share posts about other topics that interest me as well. Join me in my journey: you can select from many ways to follow this blog. Just visit the sidebar for options. I'd love it if you leave a comment, let me know what your crafty interests are, and leave a link to your blog.
To see the other bloggers in the party, please visit Vicki's party post at 2 Bags Full: welcome-to-grow-your-blog-2014.html

Thanks for visiting, 
Louise

40 comments:

  1. Hi Louise,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. I have seen quite a few jewelry blogs throughout the part. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  2. Hi there, Louise! Welcome to the Grow Your Blog Party from the GYB volunteer team. Hope you have lots of success and fun with it!=)

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  3. Hi Louise ... found you on the GYB party ... I enjoy crafting, too.
    I love to knit, crochet, sew, paper crafts, polymer clay and on and on.
    I have a zillion projects swirling in my head!
    LOL
    Have a great time at the party.
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  4. Hi Louise, Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. I've had a look through some of your posts and joined as a follower as I definitely want to see more of your work. Your jewellery is gorgeous and I love your chainmaille though I have to say those jumprings are like absolute catnip to cats! Magic, my tortie, also loves my work lamp and sits stretching her head up like a cat goddess to get nearer the heat source. One day she's going to frazzle her head! Looking forward to finding out more about your feline friends too.

    Love and best
    RedSetter

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  5. Hi Louise, Happy to meet you through the GYB party. I also design and make jewelry and love to hear about other artists process and share their work. Please drop by for a visit.wirednan.blogspot.ca

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    1. Happy to meet you too, Nan. I am flattered to be included in the category of 'artist'. Even thougj I have been doing this "bead stringing thing" for more than 10 years. Not in a very productive way, but never thought to call myself an artist. I only recently promoted myself to designer. :)

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  6. Hi Louise.. came here thru GYB... love your works... I love to make jewelry, flowers and card and I love to crochet... pls do visit my blog..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Welcome to my blog Berina - I love the calendar that you made! I love crochet, and passed my interest onto my daughter. She does little crochet creatures. I'll stick with jewelry, quilting, photography, sewing, card making, and shopping for craft supplies, of course!

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  7. Hi, nice to meet you! I also have a massive stash - beads, fabric, yarn, thread...!

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    1. Wendy, thanks for checking out my blog! You are one serious crafter. Have fun with the GYB party. I stayed up late to look at blogs, yawn!

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  8. So nice to meet you at the GYB party! Your blog is lovely. Hope you are having fun. Hugs. Terri

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  9. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Great blog hop

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  10. Hi Louise thanks for visiting my blog.
    And I am following you back.
    Happy grow your blog

    Asri

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  11. Good morning I am visiting from the party-I love handmade jewelry-it's so special. and there are so many wonderful handmade beads now too. I create with natural fibers, and I use allot of reclaimed materials too-I quilt, weave, rug hook, and more. I live very rural in Missouri. Have fun at the party Kathy

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  12. Hi Louise!

    Thank you for following my blog and for your compliment on my leaf earrings. The design is by Viki Szabo and you can find the tutorial on Etsy for sale (http://www.etsy.com/pt/listing/71803038/beaded-earrings-pattern-tutorial-leaf-of).

    I also love chain maille and own several books, and it can be difficult learning a new weave but if you don't succeed at first, try again, and again, until you got it right.

    Happy creating!

    Ana

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    1. Thank you, Ana for sharing the link to the leaf earring tutorial. I love that the pattern is suitable for beginners. And yes, I am continuing with my adventures with Chain Maille.

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  13. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  14. Thanks for visiting & viewing my redwork/ embroidery blog aprilsongstress.blogspot.com!

    aprilsongstress

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  15. Oh I would be in so much trouble if I worked in a craft store! Your quilt is gorgeous, I love the color combinations. It has been so nice to meet you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Oh, yes! It is easy to get into trouble. I can't tell you about my craft room. I think there may be a destash sale in my future ;)

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  16. I too enjoy me some good polymer clay rolling!

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  17. Hi Louise, I am pleased to meet you on the GYB party! I am looking forward to following your posts. take care and keep crafting, deborah
    I am at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  18. Louise - newest follower - dropping in from the Blog Party - thanks for visiting the other day! I'm a little slower on the uptake, but will finish with flying colors! Happy Creative Tuesday - Tanya

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  19. Oh my goodness...lots to see and do here for sure! Love your bead stash, and your fabric stash..and my yarn and paper stashes are taking over the house! (at least the stash that is visible to my husband)... Enjoy the blog party! I'm having a blast! Aloha

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  20. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  21. Hi Louise, well I am that 'bead maker' LOL I love to make the beads, but never quite know what to do with them after that! I am enjoying the hopping about with the GYB party and you are the first beader I have met on my journey :) So now I am a new follower of yours :) Laney x

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  22. Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! I just started following your blog too! I love beads and cannot let myself get started on them because I am so obsessive/compulsive! I would have a fortune invested in beads before I knew it! Hope to get to know you! Cheery wave from Bev

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  23. Hi Louise,
    I'm visiting from grow your blog today. I find you crafty, something I like. I have thought about doing lampwork beads, however I'm following your resolution this year and not looking into anything tedious. Why, why why chain mail, lol that has to be the most tedious of all. I'm frustrated with dislexia and this is not something Icould sort out. I'm having trouble with capcha on all these blogs. Hope you come by for a visit.

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  24. Hi, Louise! I am visiting quite haphazardly from GYB so was very pleased to get your visit this morning (helps me shortcut to interesting blogs). I'm not sure I could handle working in a craft store, that would be like a drug addict in the pharmacy ;)

    I've followed you via both GFC and Bloglovin'... some days one feed just isn't enough *TeeHee*

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  25. thank you for stopping by my blog ... i am still making my way around the list - it could take week. ha. ha!! i hope you have a great weekend. ( :

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  26. Hi, nice to meet you. This hop has been so enjoyable. I love your quilting. I too make jewellery. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Happy hopping!

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  27. Lovely to meet you, Louise! I'm most impressed you are still working through the list - I gave up...
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a very lovely comment :)
    I don't know if you wanted to enter this week's giveaway, but you're most welcome. Details are on my Home page.
    Happy Candlemas and Imbolc x
    http://anotherdeepday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. What beautiful things you make! A girl after my own heart :-)
    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. xxx

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  29. Hi louise, a fellow bead addict and chainmaille enthusiast here, just popping by to say hi and also if you are looking for chainmaille books I would highly recomend any of Scott David Plumlee's books, Look forward to reading more! Niky x

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    1. Thank you Niky, for visiting my blog, and for the recommendation of Mr Plumlee's books, I will look for them and check them out.

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  30. I love your quilt top and the chain maille earrings. I will be joining the Bead Soup hop as well. If you have a chance, please visit my bead blog, drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com. I hope you like my jewelry. It was nice to meet you at the BYG hop.

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  31. Nice to meet you too, Jennifer! I actually love your blog, having visited there back at the beginning of our party. My favorite is your awesome decorated headpins.

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  32. I very much enjoyed my visit here today, courtesy of Vicki's GYB blog party. Your beaded pieces are beautiful and so are the crochet and quilted projects. Your daughter is obviously a skilled and talented artist, as well.

    I am going to be following you and hope you can find a moment to check out my blog as well, where you will see I am a lady of many interests!

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  33. Wow I love my visit. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 581 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  34. Hello Louise, nice to meet you I am one of those people who also make beads and necklaces etc in polymer, I am also a part of Lori's bead soup party. I enjoyed reading a bit about you and I loved your quilt. You have a really nice blog. I do hope you will come over and visit my blog when you get time.
    Jackie

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