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Back to the bead board…..

Some customers ask me how I figure out what I am going to make. Here is a picture of a bead board I used. I sorted out various beads from a room full of boxes filled to the brim with beads and put them together and viola! A bracelet is born! The above beads were [...]

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What’s in In Style?

Well, Michael and Mark are still on the Alaskan cruise with my parents, Kate is busy at work in Manhattan and Kristin arrived safely in Spain, although I think her adventure is unfolding around her! That leaves me home alone all day with no excuse not to get something done around the house as well [...]

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Out of Africa

At a local bead show, I stumbled upon a story that interested me as well as some beautiful beads! The beads were so smooth and colorful, but the story of how they came to be is even more compelling. The beads are called Kazuri beads and here is what I learned: “Kazuri Founder Lady Susan [...]

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Here Comes The Bride!

I am always busy designing bridal jewelry. I love how each bride has her own style and all the wedding jewelry I have done has been varied–from small to large, casual to classic. Some brides have had me make earrings, bracelets or other sets to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. This can double as their gift [...]

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New Project: Vintage Bracelets

At Gales Designs, I’m making old new again. These bracelets are made using vintage jewelry parts. People have given me their grandmother’s old earrings to make their own customized bracelets with a great family history as well, and I’ve gone to flea markets and antique shows to collect old pieces to re-make. I love thinking [...]

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