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Feb 152013


Registration has begun for the 2013 FALL East Coast retreat!

Sign up page is here.
There is information and links to photos here.

This is such a great opportunity to meet others who are passionate about the same things as you; to learn new skills in an open environment, and just recharge. Come inspire and be inspired!


The retreat takes place in Littleton NC, in a big house, right on the lake. Although most of us spend most of our time in the garage creating, you can sit on the dock and listen to the lake sounds, water lapping the shore, birds calling. Go for a walk, read a book, or just hammer away in the garage all week – it’s up to you, we do not adhere to any strict schedule.


Use the contact tab above if you have questions!




 Posted by at 10:13 am
Jan 102013


Lark Jewelry & Beading seeks excellent photographs of original, contemporary beads in all materials to publish in a new juried, international collection in our 500 Series of books: Showcase 1000 Beads. This book is scheduled to be published in January 2014. The book will be juried by Kristina Logan.

We welcome and encourage submission of photographs of your handmade beads in all materials (glass, metal, polymer clay, metal clay, paper, fiber, plastic, stone, etc.) and design styles. All work must be made no earlier than 2010, and the more recent the work the better—we’d prefer to see your 2012 work over your 2011 work, and your 2011 work over your 2010 work.

We strongly prefer images of beads that have not been published previously, and please do NOT submit images of pieces that have been published in any Lark book. We can accept only high-quality digital images. Artists will receive full acknowledgment within the book and a complimentary copy. Artists retain copyright of their work. There is no entry fee.

All submissions must be submitted electronically through Juried Art Services. Note that there is no fee for using Juried Art Services. The entry page can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/VTfT6E or, the full URL, http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=614.

Entries must be submitted by February 14, 2013. We strongly encourage early entries.



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Jan 012013

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL! I hope you rang in the new year safely! And I hope you are looking forward to, and planning for, a successful 2013!  If you have a habit of setting resolutions only to feel defeated when life gets in the way of your dreams,  be sure to check back and follow along as we test some proven tips to make permanent changes. We can walk forward together, supporting one another, confiding in one another, and succeeding TOGETHER.

Here at the network we ended the year on a really high, and crazy, note with the Advent Calendar. This was a last minute idea that we ran with. (hint #1 for 2013 – don’t delay – don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today – STOP PROCRASTINATING and don’t let FEAR win). All in all – despite some missed days – the whole thing was a lot of fun and quite a success!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who generously donated!

We gave away a lot really great items -> tutorials and tangibles, discounts, and deals…….and we met a LOT of new friends!  We gave away over 500 free tutorials graciously donated by Barrie Edwards, Perri Jackson, Cynthia Newcomer Daniel, Dianne Karg Baron, and myself; we gave away over $300 in prizes, and we linked to some awesome free items.

Here is a recap:

 Posted by at 4:23 pm
Dec 272012

Winner!!! Winner!!!

#68 – zoraida, who won with her ‘share’ entry – “Here are my facebook pages I shared this post on both – https://www.facebook.com/zoraida.bros and https://www.facebook.com/artzjewlery”
In her other entry Zoraida said: I love tools and books! I do a lot of hammering and I would love hammer with a small head and fine edge like the bordering hammer. My most useful took is probably my square nose pliers. I couldn’t do my wirework withouth them! I’m sharing this post on facebook.

Zoraida, please contact me to claim your prize(s)! (you can use the contact tab above)

 Posted by at 10:12 pm
Dec 272012

Although Advent is technically over, we have one last giveaway to announce!

Barbara Lewis is giving away one copy of one of her new DVD’s put out by North Light. Barbara, who is known for making Enameling accessible by sharing her knowledge of torch firing enamels and her successful book, now has two new DVDs due for release any day (you can find them on Amazon soon!)

However, one lucky winner will get their choice of one of the DVDs through Barbara!


There is the Torch-Fired enamel basics DVD


The Bracelet torch fired enamel techniques DVD

This giveaway is set up a little differently, you will need to go to Barbara’s blog to participate.
You can find the details here:

Barbara Lewis – Painting with Fire

Go check it out and GOOD LUCK!
Side note: The winner of the “My Favorite things” giveaway will be announced later today. There was a lot of additional tallying to add in the various shares on facebook etc. I’ve almost got everything accounted for!                                                                     

 Posted by at 9:44 am