Myria Mandell is next in my series of people who are following their passion and living their dream.
All are different shapes and especially different sizes. at least one of the beads was as large as 1 1/2″ x 2″. There were no seed beads but other tiny sizes were thrown in.
The first prize winner was only 9 numbers away. Cool!
Several others came within 50 numbers..
FIRST PRIZE: $100 gift certificate to http://www.alenesadornments.com
2ND PRIZE: $75.00 gift certificate to http://www.alenesadornments.com
3RD PRIZE: Deluxe Leather Jewelry Roll. Perfect for travel. $70 Value
4TH PRIZE: Free Pair of Earrings (your choice $50 or under) from .. you guessed it.. http://www.alenesadornments.com
5TH PRIZE: A signed copy of my book. ‘Inside the Mind of A Jewelry Designer’ $22 value.
The Crystal jar has a 4″ diameter at top and bottom.
At the Center the jar curves and reduces to a 3 1/2″ diameter
The crystal jar is 6 1/2″ tall from the top of the base.
Winners and promo code will be announced on November 10th. GOOD LUCK to Everyone! Have Fun with this.
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I took to this process like icing on cake. (OK, so I am a little hungry as I write this)
At any rate fold forming is FUN!! I experimented during the classes, on the days between classes and then just kept trying new ideas. The book that helped me the most was Fold Forming by Charles Lewton Brain. Every page had some new process and idea. Here you can see one of the first pieces I made. Using a thinner gauge copper helped me create folds that look like draped material.
You can start with thinner gauge metal and create stability and strength in it by using this process.
The main piece of advice here is that you DO need to anneal EACH TIME you create a new fold.
The Scales are the symbol for this Air sign.. Balance is important to you! Some of you do seek perfection, which can be maddening to those who are close to you. (didn’t anyone tell you that there is no such thing as human perfection??)
You love having a partner. It is rare to find a LIbra that relishes being alone for any period of time. This also makes you a great team player. You tend to be objective, diplomatic and fair.
Ok, you sound terrific.. but do you have any faults?? You can become detached and appear indecisive.. Not too bad overall.
You lucky Libra’s have OPAL and JADE to represent your sun sign.
Opal has a luminescent quality that distinguishes it from any pretenders.
Did you know that opal usually contains 5-10% water? The combination of hardened silica gel and water create the ‘opalescence’
Jade has been used for centuries in hardstone carvings. Gorgeous artifacts from China and India in particular feature jade.
Jade is a protective stone, said to protect the wearer from harm and to attract good luck and friendship.
check out my web site for jade and Opal jewelry.
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Calla Gold Jewelry is located in picturesque Santa Barbara, California.
Wow!! Talk about living a full and productive life! Calla’s Entrepreneurial spirit permeates her existence. She is a an extraordinary example of how we all should be living our lives.
Links to Calla.
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Dawn was born and raised in Scottsdale Arizona. This in itself makes her special. Most of us from Arizona are transplants from other states or countries! All her family lives in Arizona including the light in her life… granddaughter Kellie.
“I have always been curious why people buy certain products of services.” states Dawn. At an early age she found commercials fascinating and loved figuring out how to interest people into buying a particular product. With more than 30 years experience in developing marketing plans, implementing promotional programs and teaching ‘Customer for Life’ workshops, Dawn is recognized as a leader in her field and in the business community.
For the past 10 years, Dawn has offered her promotional product service through Parent Company Spartan Promotional Group. In addition to maintaining her own customer base, she offers coaching to selected Spartan Reps who are looking for creative ways to grow their own business.
Dawn is a strong believer in networking and building long term relationships. While Social Medial marketing through Facebook and LinkedIn are vital, Dawn is quick to add that her referral business from loyal clients is what has kept her business healthy and growing.
Seeing others successes as a result of my coaching and mentoring!
At the age of 15 Dawn made a commitment to make at least one person smile every day… and she has honored that commitment!
Always be open for new ways of seeing things and exploring solutions.
There are many answers; don’t stop with the first one that comes to mind.
Relationships with friends and family. “I love having deep conversations about life. I am so curious how and why people do what they do” says Dawn. Travel is also a strong passion.
Dawn intends to expand her coaching beyond the promotional products industry. She wants to continue in her quest to help people believe in themselves.
I am pleased to count Dawn as one of my friends. She is passionate, compassionate and never stops finding ways to help.
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Since I am not at the bench every day. (I still have a ‘normal’ job too) it takes me about an hour each time just to figure out where I left off the last time.
Once I discovered these stacking larger sized containers, my life got so much easier.
The stacking element allows me to keep them on the bench without taking up too much space. When I am envisioning a design, I like to cut out pieces (paper or cardboard) so see how they work together first.
I have never been much of a sketcher.. my drawing skills are atrocious! Being able to cut out the shapes I am considering and then recreating them from Silver or Copper works wonders.
If it is an unusual design/process then I work with copper first to test it out.
These stacking containers each house either a piece I am working on.. or a series of pieces that I want to work with over the next month or so.
including 3 red creek jasper pendants, picture jasper pendant and earrings, New ‘Dare to Dream’ pendant with amethyst and an amazing Druzy piece I purchased last year in Tucson.
Since each has it’s own separate container, I am able to easily pick up where i left off last time I was at the bench. Saves so much time!
The image to the right shows the Red Creek Jasper cabochons just awaiting my inspiration to turn into designs!
The containers in this 2 1/2″ size were not easy to find. I scoured several web sites including craft stores. Many carry the tinier sizes but those won’t work well for the projects I have. Finally found these at Fire Mountain Gems.
For storing my smaller components. (Smaller cabochons, stock bezel or tube settings and more, these containers with the clear lids work perfectly. They can be stored in a drawer and pulled out where needed. I found these at Micromark, but have seen them on other sites or catalogs.
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