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Once Upon a Dragon…

We were thrilled to see so many of our friends at Bead&Button 2018!  Even more exciting was seeing our friends win recognition for their work!  Our very own Wubbers University instructor, Debbie Benninger, entered this mesmerizing copper wire and handmade glass

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Making Meaning with Vintage Jewelry

With a strong interest in living simple, I have been really searching for the meaning in everything that takes up space in my house.  Clothes, my children’s toy, kitchen gadgets, books…these are all easy to dispose of for me.  The

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The Cadillac of all Jewelry

For about 40 years now, a line of ten half-buried Cadillacs have welcomed millions of visitors along the infamous Route 66. Just west of Amarillo, Texas, Cadillac Ranch has seen its fair share of dirt, wind and paint clouds. In

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Buying Sterling Silver Jewelry Wire – by Katie Hacker

Please welcome guest writer, Katie Hacker! Katie Hacker has been wire wrapping for a long time and there is still a whole world of wire to explore. Katie is the content strategist for Halstead and hosts Beads, Baubles & Jewels

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Ann Arbor Art Fair Lessons

by Betsy Lehndorff https://www.facebook.com/betsy.lehndorff It’s 10 p.m. Saturday and I see my garage door open in front of me as I pull up to my house. After a 3 ½-hour drive I am finally back and that’s a relief. As

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Ann Arbor Art Fair: Beautiful Booths and a Serendipitous Encounter

by Betsy Lehndorff https://www.facebook.com/betsy.lehndorff Today I took the morning off from the art show and let Lori, another jeweler, set up my display. She did a wonderful job, getting my pieces up off the bottom of the case, and when

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Ann Arbor Art Fair: Vendor Interviews

by Betsy Lehndorff https://www.facebook.com/betsy.lehndorff Yes. I am starting this blog off with a secret — and there is no way to say this tastefully, but deodorant is an essential item if you are selling at summer art fairs. That and

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