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Chelester's Beads · 3W ago

Finally Fall - Free Shipping Special

After temperatures being much above average for October, the weather is finally more seasonal.  I went out this last weekend, before it cooled down, and enjoyed the fall colors.  I know most...
Chelester's Beads · 3M ago

Back to School Special!

Wow, August already!  Running a back to school special in my shop, make a purchase of $20 or more and get free shipping when you enter the code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout.  Coupon is good thro...
Chelester's Beads · 6M ago

My New Dremel 4000

My latest project, drilling some glass and stones with my new Dremel 4000 I got for my birthday. Learned two things today: 1. Petoskey stones are softer than beach glass. 2. Hold on tight or...
Chelester's Beads · 7M ago

Copper Pendants Now Available in My Etsy Shop

I have now listed a few of the etched copper pendants in my Etsy shop, after tweaking the patina on them just a bit. I decided not to punch holes in them yet, giving the customer the choice ...
Chelester's Beads · 7M ago

Science Experiment

So my latest endeavor, copper etching. I drew on the copper rounds with a sharpie marker, then used a mixture of muriatic acid and hydrogen peroxide to etch the copper. The details don't sta...
Chelester's Beads · 7M ago

New Rustic Collection

Another new collection in my shop, Rustic Collection.  Jewelry pieces made from stones, beach glass, leather and metal. I have had some of these stones and beach glass in my stash for years!...
Chelester's Beads · 8M ago

Luxe Labradorite

I love all types of  gemstones, but my absolute favorite is Labradorite.  I love the blue/gray iridescence of it.  So pretty!  So it only follows that a lot of the jewelry I make is made of ...
Chelester's Beads · 9M ago

Fused Glass

Got my mini kiln out this weekend, probably haven't used it in over a year?  Did up a couple of batches of pendants, always excited to see how the glass changes after firing.  Here is a befo...
Chelester's Beads · 9M ago

Valentine's Day Sale

Aren't you lucky?  All items in my Etsy shop are 15 percent off through February 10, 2017. :)  No coupon needed!
Chelester's Beads · 10M ago

Muffin Tin Challenge 2017 - Some Much Needed Inspiration!

I decided to attempt the Muffin Tin Challenge, as I needed some motivation!  I cannot remember the last time I made some new jewelry, just have not been feeling very creative.  You can read ...