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These are the things I do to keep me busy (ha ha, not that I'm not busy enough). When I'm not in the kitchen, I'm in the sewing room or the garage. I'm the one in the family that uses the power tools (shhh, don't tell my husband). I love upholstery and painting and all sorts of things so in order to inspire you I'm sharing them here.

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How Lampwork Glass Beads Are Made - Part 2

Last week we saw how Philippa made lampwork beads. This week, we're talking to Philippa about her bead making journey.

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Carol Karl

October 28, 2022

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How Lampwork Glass Beads Are Made - Part 1

Do you want to go on a field trip?

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Carol Karl

October 21, 2022

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Silver Foil Necklace Tutorial

Today I’m going to be doing some bead weaving but on a giant scale.

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Carol Karl

October 13, 2022

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Triple Strand Necklace

It’s spring here in New Zealand, it’s always lovely and green in the spring time here. That’s what inspired today’s tutorial – the green colours of spring.

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Carol Karl

October 6, 2022

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part 2 - Emerald Earrings

Are you a matching person? Do you match your earrings, necklace and bracelets?

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Carol Karl

September 22, 2022

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Moody Triple Strand Stretch Bracelet Tutorial

Do you ever have days where you start with the intention to make one thing and it turns out to be something entirely different?

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Carol Karl

September 8, 2022

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Vintage Jewellery Recreation Part 1 - Emerald Necklace

When my daughter was 12, she went to a ball. She was telling my Mum all about it and Mum suggested that she wear one of her necklaces.

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Carol Karl

September 1, 2022

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I Was Wrong! Memory Wire Necklace Update

I’m not embarrassed to admit when I was wrong, as long as I learn from my mistakes.

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Carol Karl

August 25, 2022

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Memory Wire Rings

I’ve been on a bit of a memory wire kick lately so today I’m experimenting with ring size memory wire, to make some really basic rings.

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Carol Karl

August 18, 2022

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Memory Wire Hoop Earrings - 2 Pairs

I love hoop earrings and I also love memory wire. I’ve been experimenting with using memory wire in a different way rather than just a bracelet or necklace.

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Carol Karl

August 11, 2022