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I have been feverishly preparing for numerous Jewelry shows coming up in the next few months
Hoping I have enough Pendants and Necklaces to get me thru each show. It has made the Winter much more fun since I lock myself away in my Studio with heat blasting. How you can follow me on Facebook and see what I have been working on for the last few weeks. Follow me here at Janetofalltrades Enjoy!

Winter Snowball Wreath

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There is something about Yarn Pom Poms that makes me very nostalgic. I remember making them as a child with washers from my Father's tool bench. And after making them for Elf hats, it made me want to make more since they are fun,easy and somewhat like Snowballs. I started with just a few things I had in my craft room. Some white and green yarn, MDF Wreath form (not used for Christmas) and some cardboard. Next I cut the cardboard in to 2",3" and 4" wide rectangles and cut a split line half way to the center of each size. Next I cut and inserted a piece of yarn about folded about 12 inches long in to the split and then started to wrapping yarn around the a cardboard. Once this is done, I tied the 12 inch yarn around the wrapped yarn and tied a lose knot. I then started to cut along the top and pull the knot tighter. Once the top was done, I cut the bottom and slowly pulled it off the cardboard. I kept tightening the knot and making sure no yard came lose. Once I comp…

Happy New Year 2013!

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As 2013 begins, I thought I would share a few of my favorite quotes and how they relate to the New Year. 1. Good things come to those who wait. I have waited a long time to pursue what I really love to do and this will be the year that waiting ends. (You can make your own inspirations photo at  http://www.recitethis.com/) 2. Dream Big by Order of the Management. The dreams I have had will no longer will be little, the will be big,creative and life changing. (Get our own sign here at http://www.etsy.com/listing/60659745/inspirational-prints-dream-big-in-blue) 3. Being Creative is not a Hobby. This year will be about turning a hobby in to a way of life. (Source your own inspiration here http://homegrownhospitality.typepad.com/homegrown_hospitality/ 4. Control my Brain. Yeah, my brain is much like this most days and the few days that are good I am really productive,so I would like to have more good days this year. (find this card here http://www.lolwall.co/lol/253889) 5. Start where you…