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Wubbers are off to Their First Museum?!

Nestled among the mountains and the brightest of blue waters of the Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets off the Gulf of Alaska, sits the most curious of museums.  A true one of a kind in the world.  It is the Hammer Museum

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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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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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The Story of Patti’s Pepe Rolling Mill

Once upon a time in Tucson, Patti went on the search for the perfect item to buy. Low and behold during her search, she ran into metalsmith, Melissa Muir! Her booth was a combination of creativity and excitement. After watching

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Going to Tucson!

Every year after the hustle and bustle of the Holidays dies down, I start to pack my bags and get ready for my favorite trip to one of the biggest and best bead shows in the world. The Tucson Gem

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Posted in Gwen Youngblood, jewelry making, Jewelry Tips, Local Classes, Patti's Jewelry Travels, Tools, Uncategorized

Need Ideas? Travel and Look to Mother Nature

As many of you know, Wubbers University teacher Renee Crum and I traveled to England last month and I have to tell you, it was probably the best trip of my lifetime. It’s so much fun to travel with someone

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