Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank – October Topic: " Do you believe in destiny/ fate/ kismet (etc)? "

October 20, 2013
October Topic: ” Do you believe in destiny/ fate/ kismet (etc)? ” 

Interesting question because fate is something that will happen whether you believe in it or not…but I believe that what may seem like fate is sometimes the Universe teaching us a lesson.

Have you ever had a friend come to you with a problem or situation and you help them work through it only to find yourself in something similar a short time later?  You were prepared to deal with it because it was presented to you earlier….

The word destiny bothers me a little because so many people don’t believe they have control over their own destiny – you are a unique individual – your life is not pre-destined.

Please visit my other friends blogging on October’s topic:


Beth Cyr:

Kathleen Krucoff:

Catherine Witherell:
From Our Fearless Leader – Andes Cruz:

What is this “Blog-o-Sphere Think Tank” thing?  Andes and several friends formed a group of bloggers…named “Blog-O-Sphere Think Tank”…we come together from different areas of life, ‘once a month’, to do a blog circle on a new but specific topic.  So, check back in once a month, or join us as we all write about the same topic, and hopefully we all post at approximately the same time , on the 20th of each month.  

We get a new and different topic each month which keeps it refreshing, and it is always  interesting, to read everyone’s unique take on a new idea or topic. It’s fun, light, and gets your mind going. Everyone has  different thoughts; so you might learn something, or open your eyes to new ideas . In any case, I hope you’ll visit all the blogs and have a read!

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Bunches of Beads Offers #MeetTheAuthor Event and Chainmaille Workshop

October 15, 2013

Upcoming Event:  I love a great Jewelry Making book and when I get the opportunity to meet the author it makes the book mean more to me…now add a workshop to that equation and you have a major WIN!Bunches of Beads in Lodi, CA is hosting a “Meet …

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SilverSilk Featured on JTV’s Jewel School

October 3, 2013

How exciting is this…Jewelry Television is expanding it’s Jewel School program to include the SilverSilk product!   I love this look!!!Becky Machinski will be representing SilverSilk on JTV…Tune in on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 1…

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A Creative Quotable…from Seth Godin

September 10, 2013

These Business Cards are available from at:

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Ganoksin Issues Call for Writers of Jewelry Making Tutorials!

September 6, 2013

Do you write Jewelry Making Tutorials?   Ganoksin is looking for YOU!Submit your tutorials to – Subject Line: Writing on Ganoksin

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COMING SOON! SoCal Bead Shop Hop!!! #SCBSH

August 13, 2013

Southern California  Bead Shop HopThe largest Bead Shop Hop in the United States. Win prizes valued                   up to $500!  Three consecutive weekends:Sept. 6-8…

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NOW At The Bowers Museum! JEWELS

August 4, 2013
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OUT NOW!!! Showcase 500 Art Necklaces…from Lark!

July 16, 2013

Showcase 500art necklacesChunghi Choo – JurorThis is the next book in Lark’s revisited 500 Series – renamed the Showcase 500 and soft bound (which I believe will stand the test of time much better than the hard bound covers).   It is in stores NOW…

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Interweave’s "Hurt Book" Sale!!!

July 11, 2013

I don’t want to sound like an advertisement BUT – this truly is an amazing opportunity to pick up some of those great Interweave Titles that you have been wishing for…Save up to 80% on undamaged books at Hurt Book pricesTake a look at …

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BREAKING: Nina Designs Announces New Pinterest Contest & Tutorials!

July 10, 2013

If you aren’t familiar with the Nina Designs website, let me introduce you…aside from some really lovely jewelry making supplies Nina offers great video tutorials and today they introduced a NEW Pinterest Contest!!! Here are the links – Have Fun!!!!J…

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