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Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2012

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4–8a


Big-Hole Boro Beads on the Bay

February 7, 2012

I have several listings with free shipping for boro orphans/seconds on eBay right now, including a set of 21 big-hole beads suitable for use with European chains. They are all reasonably priced for BIN! Check them out!

Big Hole Boro Beads


Crazy for Boro Buttons

February 4, 2012

When nothing is going right, and even sometimes when everything is going great, I can usually fall back on boro buttons.  As you can imagine, the market for buttons isn’t nearly as good as the market for beads. Many call making buttons a “labor of love,” but I have some marketing ideas that just may change that.

I’ve tried many different ways of making them, and various ways of attaching a shank. I hear that button collectors and prefer attached glass shanks instead of using glue to attach a manufactured shank. I think I finally perfected my technique of making the shank’s hole with a tungsten pick and fire polishing the hole the best I can and I can see great improvement in my buttons over the past month.

I have many buttons posted in my Etsy shop right now. They average 22mm in diameter and are priced at about $10 each.

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