Turning beads into jewelry

I’ve been enjoying making beads, and spend most of my free time in the studio since I got my torch and annealing kiln set up in March. I’m having a lot of fun, but the beads were starting to pile up in dishes and trays in the kitchen (I clean out the bead release in the kitchen), so Amy finally declared that it was time to make jewelry.
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I started shopping Artbeads and Fire Mountain, buyings findings and clasps, spacer beads, spools of sterling and gold plated wire, and a dozen other bits and pieces. The process took over the dining room table (and it’s still a mess), but I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
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