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Vonna

Vonna

Posted by Just Vonna on 4/4/2006
 Nominated for Feature by Marilyn Peraza
Learning is a process, perfecting the technique can be a challenge. Putting my own spin to the design is why I love to create. I love to work with glass, it's just like playing with a box of crayons, and sometimes I just can't get the glass color to stay within the lines.

~a little push now and then - make a pair of earrings!~
(maybe)

So you see me here, showcasing my designs, hopefully for you to enjoy.

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"Peace & Hope ~ Get in the Groove"

"Peace & Hope ~ Get in the Groove"

Inner contentment joy, love that is what just happened to me this past week after coming back from a long needed rest from the internet, the hustle and bustle of life as I know it now!

Could I stop creating? NO - I just couldn't! It's a left brain right brain artist fighting thing.

With a huge push from others I was inspired to design a bigger and bolder version of this new fad going around in leather wrapped bracelets.

"Made of natural materials using gemstones, leather, sterling silver along with a peace charm ~ yep you see it a lampwork handcrafted art bead!

IMO - I think they are just groovy! Enjoy!

PS: "So all of this may have helped me being in the window at Chelsea's my local bead store and just playing with beads!"
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~Gullible Me~

~Gullible Me~

~why you say ~ hey ~ she told me she was sending me a little gift to cheer me up ~ ~ well when the postman came bearing a box ~ I had to sign for ~ of which I dropped, due to the nature of the return address label.
~ The artist ("Kim Neely") if it was not for her fantabulous packaging ~ these beauty's "OMG~" would of been ~ well ~ I shudder to think ~ Heck, I slept with the beads ~ then the light bulb went off in my head ~ Peacock Pearls ~ Bali ~ Eye Candy ~ Just 4 U ~ cause this bracelet is just 4 me!
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~Sizzle~

~Sizzle~

She said He said! ~WOW~
Olive with Golden vines ~
Margarita Green with Metallic Golden Vines~

~enjoying a glass of wine with my mom in kitchen from the 70's ~ or enjoying that glass of wine in a vineyard far away from "Chicago"
I do believe the later would suit me just fine ~
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2 4 u~ the rest for me ~

2 4 u~ the rest for me ~

Just 2 Lampwork Beads, yes it can be done...

Oh yea and the pearls - yummy pearls..

Lampwork Beads created by~
Susan Sheehan..
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Add a little spring to your step..

Add a little spring to your step..

Linda James Lampwork Artist. I emailed her and promised I wouldn't put pearls with these beads.. HA ~ I just couldn't resist..
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Addicting ~

Addicting ~

Seed Beads - all over the place - Handcrafted Lampwork Beads, Greek Ceramic & Fine Silver Beads, Swarovski Pearls, Bali from Indonisia & Hill Tribe Silver - A little of this A little of that ~
Thanks 4 peaking in!
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All Day Affair ~

All Day Affair ~

Designing a piece of wearable art usually comes easy for me, the idea & inspiration comes from the bead itself for me ~ This one you see ~ I believe I ripped it apart several times the other day ~ took way too many pictures ~ and am still not truly pleased with the results ~ I shall just let it be for now ~ ( as you can see it has changed a bit )
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
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Ana Rose

Ana Rose

It is so easy to make a jewelry design & create with the right materials & karma. It was a good day.
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Ana's Daisies

Ana's Daisies

Went to the Gathering in 2005, I sold this bracelet - well the maker of the bead did "Anastasia". Back in the day she made lentil shape beads. I love to deign with lentils; the ease the process and the form, function and fit. Let's back up a bit, got home from the gathering found a lady bug magnet on my computer, on the refrigerator and a few places more.
Fast forward a bit.
I deigned this bracelet; it has my favorite flower embedded within, 'Anastasia' took the picture for this lasting memory for you to see.

That's that! Just for now.. more on this story later gators ---->

Wish I would of bought these beads in a celery color. I not sure if glass vendors make glass in celery. Could it be the only stringer they would be able pull from the glass would be fatty one. **shock** just saying..
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Ancient~

Ancient~

Yep, that is what I am Ancient ~ just like the beads in this bracelet!

Stone, Lampwork, Seed Beads & Bali Sterling Silver from Indonesia~

Sparkley Swarowski's too!
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Another one coming thru~

Another one coming thru~

I am getting ready for a show ~ so I just had to post this somewhere ~ so I picked this great place ~
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Bracelet's ~ I'm Stuck ~

Bracelet's ~ I'm Stuck ~

Why is it that I am so stuck on bracelet design?

Oh - I know - I create them easier that I can make pair of earrings -
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Citrine Rocks

Citrine Rocks

I just thought it was a lumpy glob of yellow, until someone told me how much of a dufus I was when it came to the identity of gemstones. I swear I could not for the life of me fine the hole in the stone. "ugh" So ~ I am learning more and more each day. I designed the entire necklace around this rock called Citrine; this gemstone for November.
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Cricket

Cricket

Did you ever win a set of beads go straight to your design table and start creating?
I was so excited to get these beads - they remind me of the desert - I lived in the desert of Arizona for 7 years - a suburban by nature - my apartment was full of all these bugs - ick ~

I gingerly snatched on up and to it to the local pest control guy - I thought they were cockroaches - nope - brown crickets - the manager shrugged and just said ~ "More Transplants from the East!"

- Since Anne Ricketts made the awesome beads ~ the name was a perfect match ~

Have a great Sunday ~ Vonna
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Cut and Run

Cut and Run

The distribution of components displayed in this design could easily have been, could, would of been sucked up in the vacuum cleaner. The entanglement between the seed beads and that fishing line stuff, it drove me crazy. Alas, as I continued to edit this design never giving up dragging along day by day, month by month - it's done!

A challenging piece combining, seed beads, Vermicelli gold chain with Citrine dangles, Gemstone Citrine rondells along with two tone turquoise Czech glass daggers *that I can not for the life of me find anymore*!

The Hand Forged Copper bead cap gifted to me by Adobe Sol Designs is somewhere hidden beneath the boro lampwork bead that was also free-beaded to me about 7 years ago when I first started buying lampwork beads.

This piece shall not sell as it is the first one I made all free-form with no instruction; except for the comment from Nivedita "cut and run"! Silly woman!

I am proud of myself.
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Double Blue & Pearls

Double Blue & Pearls

I can't find the receipt~ it's so annoying ~ not to be able to figure out who made these beads. argh...... :)
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Earth, Nature, Stress Reduction ~

Earth, Nature, Stress Reduction ~

Glass, semi precious stones, and a need to bead ~ Lampwork Beads designed by the "Virgo Collection"
:)
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Etched Hollows!

Etched Hollows!

Love these Hollows - I found it so easy to make a bracelet with these beads, took me 10 minutes to design it and string it.
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Flower Power Unforgettable Experience

Flower Power Unforgettable Experience

Unforgettable experience as I took pictures of Patti
Cahill at the 2009 Bead &
Button Flame Off for Breast Cancer! Inspired by the color, the talent as well as the process of one of her signature pieces.

That "Flower Power Ring" ~

Sitting in a box full of vintage Lucite flowers hidden within a gross full of fruity glass beads the set of lampwork beads I purchased from her last year have finally come to bloom into this beautiful, bright, fun and exciting necklace - sterling silver findings, and but of course a butterfly sterling clasp perfect fit for closure.

Out of the Ordinary this is just what Vonna was up to today!
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Flutter

Flutter

"occurs as a result of interactions between aerodynamics, stiffness, and inertial forces on a structure."
My passion and unrelenting stubbornness that refuses to create symmetry has made me an individual with renewed respect of the freedoms that I have. I shall continue to push my own boundaries with this freedom to transform a setofbeautifulbeads
captiv... the sense of asymmetry in nature and its interaction with balance.

Lampwork Beads born from the flame by Artist Kerri Fuhr.
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Glass 2 Bracelet

Glass 2 Bracelet

I saw ~ I bid ~ I won ~ I received ~ I made it ~ Just from a Glass Set of Beads to a Double Stranded Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
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Great Beads make Great Bracelets

Great Beads make Great Bracelets

Winter and Summer ~ The winter one is mine and the summer one I am giving to a friend as a present ~

Sister bracelet's different but unique to each other ~

~happiness to me is family, friends, & having peace as I design ~

Lampwork Beads designed by
Kim Neely ~ the bracelet is a present for Catt ~
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Hey ~ Teri ~ Look what I did with your beads!

Hey ~ Teri ~ Look what I did with your beads!

~ she says it's like wrapping honey around a toothpick when she plays with fire. ~ flamethrower ~Teri Wathan
~ I say technique is how you just fumble through the mess on your bead board.
~Just Do it!
~ the vintage triple Rose charm attached has a stem of gold~ Origin ~ unknown
~ you could possible be getting a treasure worth more that the bracelet itself ~
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Horace Shares His Space

Horace Shares His Space

Horace sat at my bedside for almost a year. He kept me company as I slept with no fear.
On the evening of my birthday this year I thought to myself hey ~ I didn't get a present from anybody for my birthday this year (yea how sad is that)?

Horace poked me and there I was on EbAy - to my surprise, (well not really) her beads seem to be on top all the time. (see below)

It was an impulse click and bid go back to bed kinda of thang - in the morning awaiting me in my mailbox was an invoice to pay!

Horace I thank you for poking me, Nicole Valentine I thank you for creating Horace!

Kim Neely you make kick butt beads!

So with ease and self loathing I introduce ~

Horace Who Shares His Space
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I am Self Composed

I am Self Composed

It's like doing a dance for me when I create a bracelet with different twist. I have full control of my jewelry inventory. Although there are times when I need that tiny little bead, that perfect element to finish off the design. The self composed, scratch that - call me preoccupied until I find it. Stay out of my way until I find that bead!
Did I tell you Serena made these beads!
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I found my glasses~

I found my glasses~

They were on top of my head ~ so I decided to make this Bali Sterling Silver, Triple Strand Seedbead & Lampwork Bracelet. It was that easy..
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I just got the phone call ~

I just got the phone call ~

She went to the gym; she wore it working out ~ it survived!
My heart went thud! I told her not to wear it doing dishes ~
This custom designed bracelet has four strands consisting of lampwork glass beads designed by Betty Furry, gemstones, solid 14k gold findings, Bali sterling silver, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals & pearls & a vintage glass button clicker clasp ~ I just kept adding more and more ~ and forgot to take a final picture ~ Oh well such is life, and life is good no matter which way you see it from the front side or the backside ~ it's still just a bracelet ~ Just one bracelet not four ~

Remember Burl Ives?
"silver and gold, silver and gold, silver and gold Ev'ryone wishes for silver and gold.

TOHO HO~ HO~
~that's where she found me~

Ironic isn't it? Long Story, maybe I will blog it ~
Thanks for looking... :)
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If you look close enough ~

If you look close enough ~

She has done it again, Elasia Gifts!
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Perfect rounds Lampwork beads with great shape, form execution, and color!

Making Lampwork glass beads is not a glamorous job, it is a job that requires tons of torch time, it's becomes a rewarding job when a designer shows your what she did with her beads ~ so when you design that beautiful piece ~ take the time and send a picture to that glass bead maker ~ tell her how great she is!

I'll say it once, I'll say it twice, I'll say it again ~ great beads make great bracelets, which makes my job so much easier!
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Instinct~

Instinct~

I design by feel & instinct~ normal guidelines in magazines and or books for our medium I just cannot follow.

My inspiration comes from my soul; the instinct I have to realize what really looks right in design through my own eyes.

Creativity not only heals me, it really makes me happy.
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Lampwork & Artisan Inlay Beads

Lampwork & Artisan Inlay Beads

One of my pieces that I just can't give up - well maybe ~ incorporated into this design is a Lampwork Lentil by Elizabeth Long with Handcrafted Mother of Pearl & Onyx Beads, Handcrafted Toggle & Vintage MOP buttons for dangles. Just a little of everything.
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Lampwork Bracelet Collection

Lampwork Bracelet Collection

Bare with me as I organize my galleries to make ease your viewing pleasure.
Thank you.
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Lampwork Rounds & Coral Slices

Lampwork Rounds & Coral Slices

I have nothing more to say then I really like the way this bracelet turned out - it has it all. I think I am going to keep it!
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Lovin my New Camera ~ Peace

Lovin my New Camera ~ Peace

I follow the Sun wherever it may be and as the seasons change as it shifts its position so does my tripod and or my body position. On the car, hanging outside the window, rolling in the grass or getting down and dirty on the concrete - I have to get that picture! I dropped my new camera and it broke; it was 5 months old. I had to get a new one ~ needless to say I am loving my new camera! Peace Out ~
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Mother

Mother

It is said that it is the Mother that holds the family together; to be their for her children and family unconditionally. It is in this special role that brings me me much joy. I share with you a custom piece created with love; given to a Mother deserving a little something special with hopes of bringing peace and joy in her heart celebrating her status of Motherhood. She is Family, she is a Friend.
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NO Joke~ NO Kidding

NO Joke~ NO Kidding

I just can't give this up ~ the beads were made by a young girl who lives in France
~ NO Joke ~NO Kidding ~
This girl know how to make the perfect set of beads for a bracelet design ~
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Oysters

Oysters

Oysters ~ that's how I like them raw, cold and a sqeeze of lemon juice ~

Focal Lampwork Beads designed by Nicole Byers.

I was wearing a bracelet that I had made with a friends first set of beads the other day,then I remembered the set of
lampwork I purchased from Nicole when I first met her; as I was craving oysters as a snack.

Alas, it was late, no resturant was open so I feed my need with this set of beads!

~ Lampwork, (3) strands of Freshwather Pearls, Bali Sterling Silver, surprise ~ no Swarovski crystals ~
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Protaganist Peter Parker

Protaganist Peter Parker

Peter Parker is a fictional character conceived by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. This character an orphan being raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben as an ordinary teenager, having to deal with the normal struggles of youth. ~ "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" etc.. But, then one day he got bit by a spider.
**shudder** I don't like spider's!

~ They are creepy but a necessary evil.

Now comes Spiderman, I prefer calling him "Spidey". Now "Spidey did not benefit from his mentors, he had to discover for himself "With great powers comes resposibility". "Spidey had the ability to cling to walls, shoot spider-webs and react quickly with his so called "spider-sense" this enabled him to combat his many foes, including "The Sandman". ~

"Spidey" your friendly neighborhood hero and one of the fifth greatest fictional character's per Empire Magazine.
~ use your "spidey sense" make good choices in life with whatever you do!

On a side note ~ maybe "Spidey" isn't a fictional character, the pewter figurine was given to me as a gift by my son for Christmas one year ~

IMO - he had a reason to give this present to me way back when he was just ten.

It's a necklace you see made of natural gemstone rocks, sterling silver. NO LAMPWORK!
Thanks for stopping by.
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Quiet Mind Collection

Quiet Mind Collection

New Year ~ New Filing system ~ may take a while but we shall see.. update - 2/24 ~this is so not happening - I am so confused ~ :)
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The Circle of Life is Wonderful.

The Circle of Life is Wonderful.

Did you know that a dragonfly will eat tadpole's and small fish , moths & butterfly's too! OH, like YUK!

On a more positive note the Dragonfly I chose to think is that creature of nature that has giving more positive energy in my life.

"Growth" using new technique as I pushed that element of design taught by another.

(**inserts**) WOW! Sherry Serafini is teaching how cool is that! I was adamant in my thinking process going into this class determined to learn this cuff per the instructions given to me. Then as I was given these teeny tiny seed beads and after embellishing around this dragonfly with like 20 of these teeny tiny seed beads.

Well shoot me, and smack me upside the head! I blame the dragonfly this time. As you can see this bracelet just took on a life of it's own.

I guess you just can't feed a dragonfly donuts for breakfast!

I shall continue to walk around in circles as I must accept life as it is and just do what I do. Make a few more of these wonderful fun cuffs then move on to something new!

"Life is Wonderful" don't lay stagnant, live, learn, be happy and most of all enjoy what you do everyday.
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The Never Ending Necklace

The Never Ending Necklace

Hibiscus Cocktail
Go figure,it took me 2 weeks to finish this necklace, something just wasn't clicking the frustration was mounting.
June 4, 2009 - staring me in the face while shopping at Bead & Button was this hibiscus flower on a table. A Barb Svetlik OOAK up close an personal. OMG I had to have it as it matched the leaves designed by Lisa Kan that were already weaved in the necklace. That purple tone of color in the midst of this flower and bingo I had color pop! I also decided to slide down one of my 1/4" big hole beads.

Ask me how I did it? I don't know actually, but with out the help of my friends, Dawn Sklare, and Elasia Gifts - and Julie of Beaded-Elements (who started the first 3 turns) this would never have been finished - I thank them for this.
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These beads are ~ 4 years Old ~

These beads are ~ 4 years Old ~

High School Geometry Glass was one of the most pointless forms of math ever devised. As it involves shapes, planes, and lots of proofs. It had no real use to me, although my teacher liked to say it did.
It was torture for me - my teacher was cute - I played the game, I passed the class.

Lampwork Glass Beadmaker -
~ J. Savina designed these triangle beads a very long time ago - maybe I should call them vintage J. Savina ~ vintage like me ~ older wiser ~ and life is much more simple.
I finally figured out the formula of the geometric shape designing this bracelet with "Triangle Beads"
~ I get it now ~ I thank you J. Savina ~ will you call my old teacher?
Maybe he would change my grade if he saw this ~

Beautiful beads, make beautiful bracelets!

PS: a diamond has 8 triangular sides so ha ~ I did pass the class ~ but won't tell you what grade I got.
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Time is on My side~

Time is on My side~

Time is on my side, yes it is!

My goodness, I googled this quote ~ I remembered the quote ~ but forgot Michael Bolton sang this song ~

Now try getting these lyrics out of your head!

Happy Valentine's Day 08!
Thanks for stopping by~
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Toast

Toast

Seek out that slice of bread but do not burn it in the toaster!

Toast to new beginnings, fresh new thoughts, finding new inspiration, achieving happiness. No matter how many bumps you have to step over in your life today, keep it positive!

Make life interesting by being just a little selfish.

I toast to you with holiday cheers, thanks for stopping by.

It's just another necklace, really no big deal.
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Why I don't make Earrings~

Why I don't make Earrings~

No, it isn't a riddle ~
I just have way to much fun designing bracelets like this!

Betty, Betty, Betty your beads are stunning.

I am one lucky girl!
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Big Beaded Multi Strand Necklaces

Big Beaded Multi Strand Necklaces

I used to be a picker ~ What is a picker ~ a junker ~ a dumpster diver ~ a pack rat ~ seriously ~ Antiquing, looking for that broken piece to incorporate into one of my designs, or finding a real gem. It catches your eye and the seller is unsuspecting that the piece has rare vintage swarovski crystals by the clasp. Don't pass up the jewelry table at an Estate Sale, you may just find a piece of old rare art!
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Brights

Brights

Brights to lighten up your day ~ lampwork beads purchased from a glass bead artisan whose receipt I lost - so I can't tell you who made the beads. So whoever you are and you happen to stop by and have a look see - please drop me a line so I can say thank you again, as these beads were so easy to incorporate in to this bracelet you see here.
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My Heart

My Heart

The Heart on this bracelet is all mine, someone handcrafted it for me as an ROAK!

I haven't made a bracelet for a long while, been making beads ~

Never have I ever made a bracelet to fit me the first try!

I did it!
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That Girl

That Girl

Simply yet Elegant with "That Girl" Amber Ballard lampwork luster's!
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My Quiet Mind...

My Quiet Mind...

Quiet time is hard to find these days. Welcome to my gallery of "My Quiet Mind" When the phone is not ringing - Outlook is not dinging, & the Mom isn't the Mom - she becomes "The Artist" - this is what comes from my quiet mind - enjoy.
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Just 4 Liz

Just 4 Liz

Elizabeth Long - I can't tell you how many disk beads I have of hers - my purchases from Liz go way way back - I even have a LizLong ~ "BeadBox ~

I made this for her..
JV
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Coffee Anyone!

Coffee Anyone!

Stayed up all night making this bracelet, drank too much coffee I guess!
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~Left-Overs~

~Left-Overs~

What to do? *Scratches Head* Looks at mess.."She Simplifies" One bead at a time - this time...
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 Artist:   Just Vonna  Contact Artist 
Just Vonna
Simplicity is not in my vocabulary, and I feel I have a distinctive, eclectic style. I have always been determined to push the limits. I take life as it comes to me; straight on. I design what I imagine. Asymmetry and a keen eye for color are my trademarks. I feel that learning is a process and perfecting the techniques I use can be a challenge. It is this challenge that I find so exciting and fulfilling. Putting my own spin on the design comes from my imagination and my life experiences. I never make the same piece twice and you will always see something different in my artistic world. Thank you for stopping by! Thank you for letting me share with you.

Vonna 
http://www.justvonna.com



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