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1. Jewelry Torches
Jewelry Torches
One of the most challenging things to learn when creating jewelry is how to use a torch to solder metal. Soldering is an intricate part of creating jewelry. It is one of the most important tasks that has to be mastered to produce professional looking handmade jewelry. The first time I used a tor...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:50:27
2. Marguerite Stuber Pearson, Painting Women
Marguerite Stuber Pearson, Painting Women
I have been fascinated by Marguerite Stuber Pearson's story since I was an art history major. After many years of studying her work and living with her art, I can truly say this woman was remarkable. Born in 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the same city where I was born, Pearson, just like m...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:38
3. Easy Dark Chocolate Covered Nuts Recipe
Easy Dark Chocolate Covered Nuts Recipe
I must tell you that my idea of a recipe is use the healthiest ingredients in the easiest recipe possible that gives the tastiest dish. I created this recipe because I could not find the right kind of nuts covered in the right kind of chocolate that are suppose to do the right kind of things to ...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:02:18
4. Handmade Jewelry Artist Studio
Handmade Jewelry Artist Studio
In order to be a successful jewelry designer from your home you have to devote, space, time, and money to reach your goal. Not just a little money, time and space, but a great deal. The rooms that once contained beds, will now contain studios loaded with tools and supplies. The basement where on...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
5. Precious Metal Clay - Contrast and Color
Precious Metal Clay - Contrast and Color
There is one thing about precious metal clay (PMC) jewelry that is important to remember, the fine silver jewelry will have little contrast when it comes out of the kiln and cleaned. While it can be tumbled in a tumbler to give it a high gloss shine, it still needs contrast to bring out the desi...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:02:18
6. Art of Melting Glass - Dichroic Glass
Art of Melting Glass - Dichroic Glass
I am sure there are numerous reasons why glass would be melted, but my favorite is creating cabochons for jewelry pendants. Stunning beyond expectation, unpredictable, brilliant in color and utterly unique, Dichroic Glass is really something to behold. I have worked with metal and wire to creat...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
7. How to Make a Band Ring
How to Make a Band Ring
I have created numerous band rings out of a variety of metals, including fine silver, sterling silver, copper and brass. Any metal you are comfortable working with can be made into a ring. Band rings are very easy to make. With just a few tools and little expense you can make a ring that you wil...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
8. Fruit Salad with a Twist
Fruit Salad with a Twist
You are probably thinking, what's the big deal about making fruit salad? All I need to do is grab some fruit, throw it together in a bowl, mix it up and you have fruit salad. Not so fast. While that may technically be fruit salad, it is not exactly what I have in mind. Yes, I purchased fruit and...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
9. Dark Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate
Dark Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate In my search for healthy eating, I did not want to eliminate chocolate, since it is a happy food and makes me smile. My problem was all the sugar in milk chocolate was creating havoc with my husband's bloods sugar. We both wanted to continue eating what we love, ...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
10. Small Outdoor Post Light - When You Need Multiple Lights
Small Outdoor Post Light - When You Need Multiple Lights
Outside post lights are extremely important to the look of any home. They can add beauty, but their cost can also add up, particularly if multiple lights are required. Not all outside lights are bright enough, sturdy enough or afford easy access bulbs. This is important criteria for choosing the...
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
11. Getting Ready for a Craft Show
Getting Ready for a Craft Show
Yes, craft shows are a great way to sell your handcrafted items, but there is a great deal to learn before doing your first show. In my experience, if you are not prepared, you will have a very rough time organizing and selling your pieces. I have been doing craft shows for four years and still...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
12. How to Make Copper Earrings
How to Make Copper Earrings
There is nothing simple about working with metal. Metal handmade jewelry requires skill and practice. Having said that, I found an easy way of making earrings that almost anyone who has used tools around the house can do. The main objects used to create these earrings are inexpensive and can be...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
13. The Odds of March Happy Butterfly Day
The Odds of March Happy Butterfly Day
I never heard of Learn About Butterflies Day. It is a holiday of unknown origin that is celebrated on March 14. Since nothing is known about this holiday except that it is a learning experience, this lens will leisurely explore the butterfly in all its color and glory. Take this journey with me a...
Pets & Animals - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
14. A Cat is A Cat but What is a Maine Coon
A Cat is A Cat but What is a Maine Coon
Let me set the record straight. I do not have a pet of my own. I am writing about two special pets that belong to my son and his wife. These animals, that so quickly made themselves at home in their new family, are majestically unusual pets that have fascinated me since I first saw them. Why you...
Pets & Animals - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:00:38
15. Collecting Images of Women
Collecting Images of Women
My husband and I have been collecting since we were children. He collected baseball cards and I collected gumball machine charms. When we lived in London, England, in the 1970s, our collecting tastes turned to British Royal Commemoratives and paintings and prints with no focus. While the commemo...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
16. Fifty Shades For Halloween Costumes
Fifty Shades For Halloween Costumes
Every year my husband and I are invited to a Halloween party and every year we try to think of unusual costumes or ideas that would be easy to recognize and easy to create. Current hot topics are our primary goal, but we have resorted to many other types of costumes. One year we went as Madonna ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
17. National Beheading Day, September 2
National Beheading Day, September 2
Good question to which no one really has an answer. This is truly one of those silly holidays that everyone disavows knowing anything about. Certainly no government would sanction such a holiday nor would anyone want to celebrate it. But it does make you think about whose head was severed durin...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
18. My Life with My Valentine
My Life with My Valentine
When you are young choices are made for strange reasons. When I was sixteen I went to dances every week with my friends that were held at houses of worship. You paid a small fee and stood around waiting for someone to ask you to dance. Mostly the girls would be on one side of the room and the boy...
Squidoo Community - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:53:19
19. Turning Clay into Fine Silver
Turning Clay into Fine Silver
Yes, it is true that you can turn clay into fine silver. How, you might ask, is that possible. It is made possible by taking tiny particles of silver, putting them into a clay medium and heating it to a high temperature of about 1600F using a kiln or a torch. Voila! you have fine silver, a 99.9% ...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:26
20. Remembering My Mother With Love
Remembering My Mother With Love
Born Shifra Kraesll Schroda in Poland in the year 1912, American citizenship, marriage and a slight name change created Shirley K. Mamlin, the woman who was my mother. It has been almost twelve years but to me it seems like yesterday. Three o'clock in the morning on the first Thanksgiving of the...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:04:23
21. Celebrate Book Lovers Day
Celebrate Book Lovers Day
It is not surprising that I would choose to write about Book Lovers Day, which is celebrated August 9. For me this is not a silly holiday at all, it is a holiday that celebrates the love of reading and I love reading. Generally my favorite reading material revolves around paranormal romances. Al...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
22. Weekend at an Outdoor Shopping Mall
Weekend at an Outdoor Shopping Mall
You might think a day of shopping is boring not so when the mall you shop at is in a beautiful outdoor setting with trees, flowers, a park, a children's playground and more shops and restaurants than you can possibly visit. That is only a partial description of Clay Terrace, an outdoor shopping ...
Fashion & Beauty - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
23. Weekend Eating at a Boatyard
Weekend Eating at a Boatyard
It was a bright, sunny day in Indianapolis with temperatures in the 70s, so we decided to have lunch outdoors. But not any outdoor restaurant would do. We wanted an adventure filled with scenic views, cool breezes, and great food. It also had to be close to home, because we were not traveling far...
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
24. Little Known February Holiday - Tu B' Shevat
Little Known February Holiday - Tu B' Shevat
This Jewish holiday is also known as the New Year for Trees. The Tu translates to the number 15 in Hebrew. So using the Jewish Calendar this holiday falls on the 15th day of the month of Shevat, which in 2012 is celebrated on February 8. This day marks the beginning of the New Year for Trees. Thi...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
25. Philadelphia Where US Independence Began
Philadelphia Where US Independence Began
The city where I was born and raised is one of the most historically important cities in America. When I was young I visited all the city's historic landmarks, sometimes on school trips, other times with my parents and later with my husband. I will never forget the awe I felt in seeing the sites...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:22
26. National Hoagie Day in May
National Hoagie Day in May
I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I can vouch for the popularity of the hoagie. It is second only to the Philadelphia cheese steak. Finding that National Hoagie Day, is named in honor of a sandwich that was developed and perfected in my hometown is an exciting discovery. Th...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
27. A St. Patrick's Day Tradition - Green Beer
A St. Patrick's Day Tradition - Green Beer
While looking for something funny to write about for St. Patrick's Day, I came across a laugh out loud beer hat. So I decided to search for green beer to see where it originated and why people drink it. I found much more than I bargained for and so I am passing on this important knowledge for any...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
28. Blueberry Sherbet - Patriotism on Ice
Blueberry Sherbet - Patriotism on Ice
If anyone has read my Dark Chocolate Nut Recipe they know I am all for easy. This means less ingredients and less instructions. So when I discovered this quick and easy sherbet recipe I had to try. It is the perfect way to eat my blueberries and enjoy them. Only three ingredients that might not ...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
29. National Iced Tea Day and Month
National Iced Tea Day and Month
Not only is June 10th National Iced Tea Day, but the whole month of June is National Iced Tea month. Now here is a subject worth celebrating. I am a health nut. I have said it before and I will repeat it again. So when a month has a holiday that celebrates something healthy, I'm right on it. It...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
30. Celebrate National Lasagna Day
Celebrate National Lasagna Day
I know it is very hot outside and the last thing you want to think about is running your oven for an hour. I hear you, but I have to tell you that July 29 is National Lasagna Day. I have a great, healthy recipe for lasagne, but if you would rather not cook during this overly hot summer, then tak...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
31. Indianapolis 500 Ball
Indianapolis 500 Ball
Indianapolis, Indiana is home of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indianapolis 500. There is no other auto race in the world that has the prestige and history that belongs only to the Indy 500. Begun in 1909, the year the Titanic was built and William Howard Taft was president, the Indian...
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
32. Green Conscious Jewelry
Green Conscious Jewelry
It might surprise you to know that you can make, buy or own jewelry made from material that is considered environmentally friendly. You might also not realize that the jewelry that results from this material is superior in its silver content than anything you can purchase at a jewelry store. The...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:04:27
33. Shop Buy My Etsy Shop - HGW Jewelry Designs
Shop Buy My Etsy Shop - HGW Jewelry Designs
Not long ago I was an art museum curator. Now I am a jewelry designer. I began studying jewelry design soon after I left the museum to pursue my dream. I decided to focus on metalwork and to specialize in creating unique pendants out of different kinds of metal. Yes, I make earrings, rings and b...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:51:22
34. Handmade Jewelry for Your Valentine How to Search on Etsy
Handmade Jewelry for Your Valentine How to Search on Etsy
If I told you there are about 750,000 Etsy shops selling 4 million pieces of jewelry, what would you think? Well if you are someone shopping for a Valentine's Day gift of jewelry, you might decide this is way too many shops and pieces to sort through. While that may be true in theory, it is not t...
Gift Guide - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
35. Handmade Valentines Day Cards on Etsy
Handmade Valentines Day Cards on Etsy
I know you probably think I have a thing for Etsy. Well you would be absolutely right, not only because I sell handmade jewelry on Etsy, but because Etsy is the place to buy handmade items made with love. How many times have you gone to the card store and looked at cards you have seen over and o...
Gift Guide - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
36. Halloween Pumpkin Pendant
Halloween Pumpkin Pendant
If you want a fun project for Halloween, why not make a pumpkin pendant out of fine silver that can be worn for the holiday? Since some of the tools used are sharp, this is a project that is not suitable for children. But they can certainly watch you create this pendant and participate in those ...
Gift Guide - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
37. Quartz or Granite That is the Question
Quartz or Granite That is the Question
I stared at my kitchen countertops for the hundredth time wondering why I was still using bleach to remove the stains that my Formica countertop loved to absorb. Sure I made a mistake thirty years ago when I decided to have an almond colored matte finish on my kitchen counter, but did that mean I...
Home & Garden - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:23
38. I am Who I am
I am Who I am
I grew up in the Keystone state and settled in the Hoosier state. My family is small, me, my husband and my son. We are all only children. Only but never lonely. We are art lovers. The story of my adult life is about art. We also love dancing. I met my husband at a dance. We were later on bandsta...
Squidoo Community - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:52:23
39. October a Self Promotion Month
October a Self Promotion Month
When I discovered what I thought was an October silly holiday, I realized that promoting yourself, your business, your talent or your work is one of the most difficult things anyone can do. A few years ago I began studying jewelry design and found I was pretty good at it. I began to create my ow...
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:22
40. Lynsay Sands and the Argeneau Vampires
Lynsay Sands and the Argeneau Vampires
It is not easy reading paranormal romances, especially vampire romances. Yes, I do love those gorgeous vampires, but sometimes all that biting and angst can be difficult to take on a long term basis. So it is with great relief that I discovered the Argeneau family of vampires created by Lynsay ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:23
41. Chicken with Roasted Red and Green Peppers
Chicken with Roasted Red and Green Peppers
I am always looking for ways to create meals with few ingredients and easy recipes. I eat a lot of poultry and fish and chicken is one of my favorites. Whether I roasted, stir fried, baked or broiled I love chicken. I've never been much of a meat eater, so when meat was declared less than healt...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
42. Exciting Jewelry For Fall
Exciting Jewelry For Fall
I am so excited about the Fall/Winter jewelry trends for 2012 that I absolutely cannot contain myself. When I first read the styles that were at the top of the charts for this season, I could not believe my eyes. I realized I was already making this jewelry, which puts me among the trendsetters....
Fashion & Beauty - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:51:20
43. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Diabetic Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars - Diabetic Recipe
I love anything with chocolate in it, especially chocolate chips, but I am limited on what I can cook if I want my diabetic husband to enjoy it with me. The recipes that I found online were way to sweet and oily for our taste. I wanted to make brownies or blondies with lots of chocolate chips. B...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:02:23
44. Carmel, Indiana Arts and Design District
Carmel, Indiana Arts and Design District
It started with an idea that was sixteen years in the making and culminated in a transformation that changed Carmel, Indiana from an unknown city into a destination spot. What used to be a dilapidated downtown has become the home to interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, restaurants, anti...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
45. Favorite Decadent Dessert Mud Pie
Favorite Decadent Dessert Mud Pie
If you are reading my recipes you have become very familiar with my lifestyle. I eat healthy low fat, good fat, low sugar, low salt, high fiber foods. If you have been reading my recipes you also know that anything that takes a lot of ingredients, a lot of thought and a lot of time is off my lis...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:10:23
46. Things that Bite in the Night - Paranormal Novels
What can I say, I have an addiction and there is no cure or ten step program to help me. I'm up all hours of the night reading. Quite an intellectual pastime you might say. Well, not exactly, since I am absorbed in a world of fantasy that is unlike any world that you can imagine. My reading worl...
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:13:22
47. Decorate with Sound for Halloween
I am amazed how scary, spooky, and creepy sound effects can create images that are not there. Think about when you pass a house with eerie sounds coming from it what your mind conjures up. No props are necessary to create the image that goes with the sound. What if it is dark outside and you he...
holidays-and-celebrations - Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:13:54
48. A Trip to the Art Museum for Father's Day
My son asked me where I think dad would like to go for a holiday outing and I said, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). The IMA is the largest, encyclopedic art museum in the state of Indiana. It has a great deal to offer even if your father does not like art. There are acres of gardens and g...
arts-and-design - Sun, 19 Aug 2012 03:37:31
49. Fried Matzo Also Known as Matzo Brei
Whether you call it fried matzo, matzo brei, or matzo and eggs, this dish is one of the easiest and, if you follow my recipe, the healthiest breakfast you can make. Matzo Brei is often served as a breakfast dish. But since it is a filling and satisfying meal, this dish can be served at anytime. ...
food-and-cooking - Sun, 19 Aug 2012 03:36:05
50. Ten Favorite American Women Artists
I have a Master's Degree in Art History. I tell you that because during my course of study few American women artists were discussed at any length. It was as if their work was somehow inferior to their male counterparts. I have found the case to be quite different during the years I spent as a cu...
arts-and-design - Sun, 19 Aug 2012 03:34:39
51. Park and Recreation - The Monon Center
Park and Recreation - The Monon Center
If there is one place in my beautiful city of Carmel, Indiana that could be called a one stop vacation spot it is Central Park. Not THE Central Park but our Central Park. Comprised of 161 acres with four miles of walking trails and the largest recreational facility in the state, Central Park als...
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:11:27
52. Hot Water Dispenser, My Favorite Kitchen Tool
For years I struggled with burned pots, microwaving water and cold coffee and tea. What can I say? I have a habit of forgetting I am boiling water and I hate microwaving water. Brewed coffee is out, because my husband is the only coffee drinker in the house and I hate to throw coffee leftovers a...
home-and-garden - Fri, 17 Aug 2012 04:16:15

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