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Something Sublime
Jewelry designer, author, instructor, artist...eat. pray. make jewelry.
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I'm fixin' to leave real, real soon. Art Retreat in the Desert is only a week away! It's not too late for ya'll to register and I'd sure love to see you there. I've got some terrific classes lined up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Something Sublime
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It's baaaaccckkk! Lots and lots of you have been asking for this: registration for Bezel Bootcamp is now open! This is a very popular class and one of my favorites. I'll be showing you guys how to make my signature... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Something Sublime
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There's a jewelry sale happening in my shop...20% off! In appreciation for all of your support throughout the year, I'm offering jewelry pieces at a discounted price. Use coupon code thankyou20 for your discount! (jewelry only) Some of these pieces... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Something Sublime
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From the book of Luke: 8-12 There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Lesley Venable Finally it's time to show you what we swappers have been up to for 2014! This year, the fabulous Lesley Venable joined our little group. Lesley is a wonderful artist and instructor and just general all around very... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Stephanie Rubiano I just love Christmas! I look forward, every year, to holiday time and my ornament swap is one of the reasons. This sweet little house if from my friend, Stephanie Rubiano. Everything Stephanie touches turns into enchanted loveliness.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Something Sublime
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As much as I love my 12 days of ornaments swaps, 2012 was the year I had to scale back, just a touch. Rather than 12 swappers, in 2012 we had 6. However, the ornaments were no less fantastic! Nellie... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Don't look now but we're up to 2011 in our Festival of Ornaments. Some amazing and beautiful work was done by my artsy friends. Let's take a look... Melissa David Melissa always makes gorgeous things. I especially love her fabric... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Joy, joy, joy! Posting this Festival of Ornaments is like opening them, for the first time, all over again. It makes me happy. Here we go with a few lovelies from 2010... Kelly Snelling First of all, there's this fuzzy,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Something Sublime
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What you're looking at are Shiny Brites hanging on my fabulously campy tinsel tree. I have a long ago memory of my grandma having a tinsel tree and I adored her...so I just had to have one, myself. It was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Something Sublime
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In my Christmas ornament swaps in the past, starting with 2007, we did a 12 days of Christmas ornament swap. Honestly, the making of at least 12 caused a chaos of glitter, paint, tinsel, ideas and sometimes panic! It's a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Remember this girl? From last year? Well, she made it...all the way from Oregon to Texas...and she's quite at home at the top of my art tree. Her hideousness makes her endearing and adorable. See what I mean? She's looking... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Here it is...my new art tree. Like I said, my collection has grown so much that I had to expand to a bigger tree. This one is about 6 feet tall. Omg...it's still stuffed! I love the tall, skinny shape... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Something Sublime
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It's my 10 year anniversary! For the last 10 years...yep, 10!...I've participated in a Christmas ornament swap with some of my art friends. The group has changed, over the years...players come and go...but that's what makes it interesting. Every single... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Thanksgiving is upon us, friends! In the twilight of 2014, I'd like to ask you...what are you thankful for? There are so many things, for me...here are just a few: God: I consider myself blessed beyond measure. I'm may not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Brand new from my studio...Altering the Past, mini class. I'm so excited to offer my first mini that will be available to students indefinitely. That's right! You buy it, it's yours to access for as long as you like. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Something Sublime
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I promise, there aren't many things prettier than The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell, at night... ...except maybe The Prairie by day. I've loved teaching in this peaceful and beautiful setting for several years now. This time, I decided to take... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Bezel Bootcamp I've been writing a series of posts about micro businesses and branding but I'm going to back up, just a little bit, here. I'll be talking about starting a jewelry micro business but these things apply to any... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Good Sunday morning to you, friends! If you've been reading my blog then you know that I've been busy giving away a couple of seats in my Art of Closure online class. I've got a second winner: Abby Coffell! I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Hello, my friends! I'm here to announce the winner of my online class, The Art of Closure: Christine Nelson! I'd like to thank all of you who played along with me and signed up for my newsletter. You've made the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Hey ya'll! I have big news...big, big news. I've been working on a website and it's finished! It's up and running, and it's beautimous. I would love for you to stop by the site, look around, then come back here... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Something Sublime
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You've taken over your dining room table and your jewelry making gear is overflowing into the living room, kitchen and entryway of your home. Your friends and family are raving about your talent and potential: "You should sell that!" "Do... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Something Sublime
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You may have noticed, on my Something Sublime facebook business page, the debut of my brand new logo, along with some links that I posted about small business branding. I got quite a few questions and comments about it so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Something Sublime
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It's that time of year, again. It seems like I'm almost always caught off guard. It's time to dream up some new classes and send in proposals for the various venues that I hope to teach for, next year. Yes...these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Something Sublime
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Good news, my friends! Registration is open for my online class, The Art of Closure. Looking for ways to make your pieces more unique? Closures are one of my favorite ways to add interest to a piece of jewelry. Really,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Something Sublime