Holiday Wearable Art Show at the LAA Gallery - New Jewelry on Display!

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The Livermore Art Association Gallery is hosting its annual Holiday Wearable Art Show and Sale. Artists (including me!) will be present to share their work and answer any questions. Items for sale will include jewelry, scarves & more. We'll also have drinks and snacks. This will be a lovely way to do some  holiday shopping! Stop by the Gallery on December 12th from 11:30 to 2:00 at 2155 Third St., Livermore. For more information call 925-449-9927. Wire Jewelry Available Online     Golden Agate & Copper Wire Wrapped Pendant by Rhonda Chase

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday - Free Handmade Matching Jewelry Offer!

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OMG! Check this out... Free, Custom, Handmade Jewelry! I'm offering a FREE matching piece of handmade jewelry for every item purchased. So, if you buy a pendant, necklace or bracelet I'll make you matching earrings. If you buy earrings, I'll make you a lovely matching drop pendant.   To get your free jewelry, just enter the code FREEJEWELRY at checkout.  All free jewelry will have a value of $20 - $35 and will be shipped with your order at no additional charge. You get one free piece for each item you purchase. Free items will always match, though sometimes might have different components than the original item....

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Half a Million Views and Counting

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512,169 to be precise. I was super excited recently when I checked my tutorial stats and found out that I'd broken a half million views.   I published my first online tutorial June 26, 2013 on This is a website where you can teach anything you like and learn almost anything you're interested in. It's a great online community of creative people, happy to share ideas just for the fun of it. I was an observer for several years before I actually posted anything and I loved seeing what other people were doing. Then I dove in to posting tutorials...

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Make the Perfect Wire Bird's Nest Pendant - Great New Tutorial

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I've just added an updated version of my Bird's Nest with Pearl Eggs tutorial to my website. This the most detailed version I have ever posted! The new tutorial shows you how to make the same beautiful project that I teach in my Bird's Nest Pendant class, complete with detailed instructions, lots of large photos and materials lists. There are even extra instructions for twisting and spiraling wire. I've seen other nest tutorials, but mine is for a design I've created that is particularly sturdy and has a wonderful weight to it. The finished pendant is as solid as it is lovely.  My Bird's Nest Pendant tutorial is only $4...

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Dragonflies to Dangles - New Designs are Happening Now

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Flourite and Copper Wire Wrapped Dragonfly Pendant Dragonflies are very popular at one of the galleries that shows my jewelry, so they asked if I could create some dragonfly wirework. This piece is one of five new dragonflies and several new designs. I always like to try new things for the holiday season (and the other seasons, too!)  In addition to the dragonflies, this year I've added more ornate wire weaving - I'm still working on a couple of pieces - wire sculpted keys, some super-fun dangle earrings and more. I'm trying to get the new things up on my website,...

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