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Brooklyn NY: A Grim Retrospective by Jerry Castaldo

Excellent book! If you're looking for a great book to read...check this one out ...Here is the link to Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Brooklyn-NY-Grim-Retrospective-Memoir/dp/1450564593/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340839867&sr=1-7&keywords=brooklyn

Getting myself organized for the Bead Soup Blog Party....see my display storage bead box tray for my handmade lampwork glass beads

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I threw the seeds in the dirt and...

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Everyone's name and blog link on the official Bead Soup Blog Party page

Beautiful summer sky tonight ~ Cotton Candy Pink Clouds ~

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Big focal beads with new fun colors...

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I like making big focal beads because there's so much room to decorate compared to smaller beads..

The weather here is really hot......
          but I'm still torching!








Experimenting with my new glass colors.

My order of New Glass Rods have arrived !

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It's exciting to hear the UPS truck in front of my house ...

I've joined the Bead Soup Blog Party ...BSBP

I was admiring the work of some jewelry artists and stumbled upon the idea of a Bead Soup Blog Party. The BSBP is where Lori : Lori Anderson Designshttp://www.prettythingsblog.com/sorts hundreds of people into partners. We then check out our partners jewelry work and put together a 'bead soup' to challenge them. The soup has to contain a focal, a clasp and some coordinating beads. After everyone has mailed off and then received their own bead soups, you have to make some jewelry out of it, take pictures, than on a specific day, we all post blogs showing our creations off and every one runs around visiting all the blogs. I'm happy to join in on the fun. To begin, Lori has asked us to blog about this topic to get things started:
How/why you became a jewelry designer, and what you like best about it.     I enjoy being creative with anything I do. In my garden I look around and visualize how I want to design an area. Then I dig things up and move them around. It's …

Cosmos...Pretty in pink....

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Focal Bead ~ Handmade Lampwork Glass ~

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Purple Passion Glass Bead Necklace...Handmade Wearable Art Jewelry...

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Dots...Dots...and more Dots..Glass Beads ..Handmade!

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Breast Cancer Fundraising Event

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Donating this handmade lampwork glass bead to a Breast Cancer Fundraising Event I was notified about.
Cancer Sucks..

Classic Black and White Handmade Glass Lampwork Beads with red faceted glass beads and sterling silver...

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Classic black and white handmade glass lampwork beads. I've made each one with its own unique design of swirls and dots. Added sterling silver ball beads adds some shine and deep red faceted glass beads gives some sparkle. Extra hanging dangle fastened with soldered sterling silver jump ring. Fancy sterling silver toggle clasp closes the deal.
Sterling silver bead tubes and wire guard protectors too.

Blueberry and Plum...Handmade Lampwork Bead Bracelet....Handcrafted Artisan Glass...Wearable Art Jewelry...SRA and SRAJD member

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Purple and blue glass beads with sterling silver and swarovski crystals. All nine beads are handmade one at a time by melting glass in a torch flame. Bali design sterling silver toggle clasp closure. Dangle lampwork bead with sterling silver daisy spacers wrapped on a sterling silver head pin. Sterling silver bead caps, wire guard protectors and crimp tubes. It's wearable art !

Pink,Purple and White Glass Beads. Handmade lampwork. Handcrafted Wearable Art Jewelry. SRA and SRAJD member

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Lilac Glass Handmade Artisan Lampwork Jewelry Handcrafted Bead Earrings

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Handmade lampwork glass beads made with light/medium purple dots and raised dot designs.Pale purple nugget stone cubes with sterling silver ball beads. Soldered sterling silver jump ring attaches the earring strung on sterling silver head pins. The french ear wires are also sterling silver.

Measures from top to bottom: 2 inches

Put the lime in the coconut ...Handmade Glass Bead Necklace ..Handcrafted lampwork flamework

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Clematis (KLEM-a-tis) Photographing Flowers...Vivid Purple

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I just LOVE taking flower pics