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Myrtus Communis Flower Square Beads

Added by Ayako Hattori on 7/30/2009 6:09:31 AM
Myrtus Communis Flower Square Beads
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Looking forward

A fun and bright focal to make you feel positive.
Added by Astrid Riedel on 7/28/2009 10:22:35 PM
Looking forward
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2009 Fish & Aquatic

Added by Katzeye Kreations on 7/26/2009 6:37:36 AM
2009 Fish & Aquatic
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2009 Frogs & Geckos

Added by Katzeye Kreations on 7/26/2009 6:35:25 AM
2009 Frogs & Geckos
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2008 Collection

Added by Katzeye Kreations on 7/26/2009 6:20:49 AM
2008 Collection
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Week 9-19-09

a few beads from this week
Added by LavenderCreek Glass on 7/25/2009 2:06:51 AM
Week 9-19-09
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Owl

Added by Susan Jones Designs on 7/23/2009 6:37:28 PM
Owl
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Portal to a New Day

The moment you awaken, the tilt of the sunlight on the shades reminds you that it is a new day. It's easy to forget that, once you get up and start the morning, though-- to do lists with only half the lines crossed off, cats meowing for their chow, kids racing around while you try to figure out what to fix for breakfast, coffee perking so long that it walks on its own because you forgot what you were doing. The hubbub of real life is why we need tangible reminders, symbolic pieces we can pick up and hold in our hands. When you stop for a moment to do that, you give your mind permission to quiet itself and reflect. That's what this Portal is all about. The rosette was inspired by symbols in Mississipian art (Southeastern Ceremonial Complex, if you like to explore things) and thoughts about shamans "traveling" to other worlds. Those thoughts melded with idea that altar objects and tiny shrines and momentos are important to us because they bring symbols to life for us. That's as far as I got rambling about the meaning small tokens can have for us, and I know that there are as many reasons for appreciating and having these things as there are "things." This tangible reminder tangent has been percolating in my brain lately, though. Somewhere while googling and cruising sites mentioning altars and altar objects, I ran across a person who said the altar she set up in her living room served as a physical reminder to her to live the way she wants to live. We all do that, here and there in our lives, don't we? A treasured picture of the kids on our desk reminds us of why it's good to be a grownup with responsibilities (and of why it's good to learn to leave those responsibilities at a reasonable time so you can be home to see the school play). A seashell from that trip to the beach mentally transports us to a sunny, happy place (and gives us a respite from a less sunny day). Well, what if we consciously left ourselves these reminders and tokens more often? While the snorting pig on the refrigerator door might be a practical way for dieters to use this idea, I'm really talking about using tokens and meaningful little pieces of art to trigger a good thought as soon as we see it. That's really what we're doing when we decorate our living rooms and plan our outdoor flower gardens, isn't it? Why not give ourselves permission to make this connection, as well as to make conscious decisions to make those connections happen on a daily basis? I'm going to do that, and I hope you will do it often, too. . . it can't hurt to take good care of your own happiness, can it :)
Added by Angelinabeadalina on 7/23/2009 9:46:29 AM
Portal to a New Day
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Butterflies by Veda

I just started making these about a month and a half ago and have been having so much fun with them. They are about 2- 2 1/2 inches wide and have a loop on each wing so they hang well.All the designs are hand drawn with stringers(tricky). They are all signed. I will be hopefully listing them on etsy soon. My store name is vsbeb. Thanks for looking and feel free to give any pointers as these are SO new and I love to improve. Veda
Added by Bickley Studios on 7/16/2009 1:11:13 PM
Butterflies by Veda
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Ember the Smoky CoalMother

Ember is that fairy godmother type we've all been awaiting. She'd gladly wave her smokewand in circles over our heads and bless us with flaming dreams and the fiery passion with which to achieve them. She is full of substance, this one. The FireBlush Fairies themselves tend to have a little bit of wispiness and wistfulness mixed in with their wisdom, it's their nature. Ember, though, Ember glows with the absolute mass of all the wisdom she's gained over the years. You don't get to be 53 in fairy years without gaining a little bit of wisdom, ya know. Of course, with great wisdom comes some grate sitting. That's right, the wisdom that carries such weight also carries with it more for gravity to hold down in the coals. That's where you'll find the embers, and that's where you can find Ember. . .just move a little closer to the fire as it dies down, wave at SmokePetal and the other fairies as they dance off into the warm air currents, and ask Ember what you need to know. Okay, so she can't really give you any advice, but admit it, she does look as if she'd like to help you! Ember is another one of the FireBlush Fairies, made of Gaffer ivory glass. She has smoky patches, she has more translucent patches, and she still has a smooth shine. She was torched, annealed, and epoxied to her slate tile base right here in my southern Illinois studio.
Added by Angelinabeadalina on 7/15/2009 4:09:49 PM
Ember the Smoky CoalMother
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Jill Matheson

Added by Jill Matheson on 7/13/2009 1:50:04 PM
Jill Matheson
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Barely Buddha

Through the tiny garden I walked, alone with my dancing thoughts and a few chattering blackbirds. The sun dappled bits of light here and bits of light there. The breeze shifted, and the dapples led my eye to the tiniest statue. . .Barely Buddha, he stood in the stillness, beckoning me to find my own silence.
Added by Angelinabeadalina on 7/13/2009 9:10:51 AM
Barely Buddha
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"TRIBAL WARRIOR"

IN TIMES AS SUCH AS NOW THROUGH HISTORY. WE CAN READ OF THE UPRISING OF NEW BEGINNINGS WITH NEW LEADERS HOLDING NEW IDEAS FOR THE PEOPLE.LETS INSIGHT HOPE THAT THE NEW LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD IS A TRUE TRIBAL WARRIOR!!!!!ONE LOVE -JOHN W. ROBERTS
Added by Forward Motion Art on 7/11/2009 8:31:54 PM
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Peacock

I finally found another use for my Leonardo Petal Puller! Peacock tails!
Added by Susan Jones Designs on 7/10/2009 12:56:48 PM
Peacock
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oriental ring meets CIM

Added by Unikal Glassbeadd... on 7/7/2009 1:37:05 PM
oriental ring meets CIM
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Globularia Salicina Flower Beads

Globularia salicina came from South Europe originally. We call the flower “Blue Eye” in Japanese. Small flower of blue and white is lovely.
Added by Ayako Hattori on 7/3/2009 7:10:25 PM
Globularia Salicina Flower Beads
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Victorian Electroformed Rings

On Etsy as of 7/1/09 www.beadsofpassion.etsy.com
Added by Beads Of Passion on 7/1/2009 7:44:26 PM
Victorian Electroformed Rings
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Aurae Lustre Leaves

On Etsy as of 7/1/09 www.beadsofpassion.etsy.com
Added by Beads Of Passion on 7/1/2009 7:30:22 PM
Aurae Lustre Leaves
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Tudor Grace

Added by Ashton Jewels on 7/1/2009 6:01:56 PM
Tudor Grace
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Beads for Summer/Fall 2009

Added by Ashton Jewels on 7/1/2009 5:57:51 PM
Beads for Summer/Fall 2009
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