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Table of Contents Safety First

Artisan Contributors

Summer Sun Safety ... pages 3 ­ 4 Food Safety ... page 12 Pet Safety ... page 15 Sport Safety ... page 15 Pool Safety ... page 21 Boating Safety ... page 21 First Aid ... page 44

Adore by Nat ... page 55 Aya Designs ... page 7 Blue Morning Expressions ... page 48 Christie Cottage ... page 35 Covergirl Beads ... page 29 Crafting Memories ... page 11 Crafts of the Past ... page 36 Dianes Dangles ... page 18 Ewenique Essentials ... page 22 Ginger's Garden ... page 41 Holly Knitter Creations ... page 49 Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy ... page 47 JNL Designs ... page 14 JRP Designs ... page 24 Kats All That ... page 8 Kevs Krafts ... page 54 Luvncrafts ... page 46 My Mountain Studio ... page 40 Pretty Gonzo ... page 17 Quilt Tops ... page 43 RSS Designs in Fiber ... page 20 Sew Amazin ... page 19 Shadow Dog Designs ... page 10 Solana Kai Designs ... page 16 Specialtivity ... page 13 Steider Studios ... page 30 Thaddeus Rose ... page 6 The Singing Beader ... page 45 The Twisted Redhead ... page 5 Umeboshi ... page 9 Walk in the Woods LLC ... page 33 Wyvern Designs ... page 23 Zoomgraphik ... page 34 Zoraida ... page 37

Summer Recipes Soup and Salads ... pages 25 ­ 28 Beverages ... pages 31 ­ 32 Fruits and Veggies ... pages 38 ­ 39 Entrees ... page 42 Desserts ... pages 50 ­ 53

From Our Hands to Yours 2014 Summer Funzine Published May, 2014 All contents is copyright 2014 Photos and product descriptions belong to the respecitve artists. Content copyright belongs to Julie L. Cleveland No reproduction or reprint is allowed. Content and images are protected by United States copyright law. All graphics, lettering and design copyright Julie L.Cleveland.

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You will find a complete list of all the contributers and their website addresses at the back of this publication. At the time of publication, all of the gifts listed were in their respective studios. Since handmade sells out fast, some items may no longer be available, but if you talk to the studio owner, you may be able to custom order something similar.

Summer Fun! Since we work with our hands, we appreciate the chance to use summer to extend our creativity to the food we prepare and eat. We have compiled this collection of recipes from our own kitchens that we thought you would enjoy as part of your summer celebrations. Summer is the time when everyone flings open their windows and smells freshly mown grass, jumps in the pool on a hot day, drinks thirstily from a tall glass of ice cold lemonade and gathers family round for a day of grilling chicken, burgers and hot dogs over a hot flame. The pool is filled with squealing children, and the air is filled with laughter. Summer is a time of hiking, biking, swimming, grilling, sweating and playing hard with pent足up winter energy. School is out, and the kids are ready to play. Summer is also time when people throw caution to the wind and end up getting hurt, burnt, strained, sprained and exhausted. That is why we have also compiled some safety tips for you, your family and your pets for the hot summer months. While it is no substitution for getting immediate medical attention, it does comprise of a few things that will help keep you from having a medical emergency in the first place. Here is a list of the summer holidays that may be on your celebration list:

June 14 Flag Day 15 Father's Day 足 third Sunday 21 Summer Solstice (The longest day of the year!)


1 Canada Day (Dominion Day) 4 Independence Day 22 Hammock Day ...relax and enjoy! 3 National Watermelon Day 10 National S'mores Day 13 Left Hander's Day 15 Feast of the Assumption 30 National Marshmallow Toasting Day



1 Labor Day 7 Grandparents Day the first Sunday after Labor Day These hands have put together a variety of wonderful gift ideas for those summer holidays. You know, picnics, parties, barbeques, celebrations and any of the above listed holiday events. We've got party planning and table runners. We have clocks for dad and flag earrings for the 4th. Of course, we have lots of summer jewelry. There are lovely lightweight scarves for nights under the stars, and we even have a pair of barefoot sandals. We know that you want to enjoy your summer as much as we do, so grab some of our great summer recipes and enjoy your family and friends. Be safe! 2

Take aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the pain. If you have any problem with these medications or it is a child with a sunburn, consult your doctor before taking anything. Do NOT put things like petroleum jelly, butter or anything else that suffocates the skin on your burn. Information courtesy of Mayo Clinic.

Sunburn Remaining in the sun without sunscreen can lead to sunburn, which is the over足exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches and the blistering of the skin over a large area of the body. Generally, people experience sunburn to a small portion of their body, but should a larger portion be exposed, there is the possibility of it becoming a much more serious situation. If the skin is merely red, it is a mild sunburn that will heal with time, but should there be blisters that are white in appearance or numb to the touch, these are much more serious burns that need immediate medical attention. Call for emergency help if this appears or the sunburn is on a child less than a year old.

Dogs can get sunburned as well. See the pet safety section for information on dog sunburns.

Dehydration Even when you're careful, the sun can take a lot out of you when you're out in the heat. Hot, dry air can quickly cause dehydration if you're not careful about your fluid intakes. Dehydration can be corrected rather quickly by rehydrating with water. When you lose water in your system, you lose oxygen that goes to the brain. If not treated, dehydration can cause a body to go into shock. Some of the reasons you may become dehydrated can be too much alcohol, too much exercise in the heat and the possibility of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. If you're suffering from vomiting or diarrhea, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated in extreme heat. It can also be triggered by an infection or high blood sugar. Here are the signs of dehydration:

Dizziness Dark urine Severe headache Dry nose and mouth Muscle weakness Vomiting and/or diarrhea Children symptoms include: Crying without tears Treatment for Minor Burns Dry diaper after three hours Listlessness Take a cool shower or cover the skin with a Fever cool, damp towel. Sunken cheeks or eyes Skin should be elastic, so if you pinch the skin Apply aloe vera or a moisturizing lotion many and it doesn't spring back to shape, they may be times during the day to keep the skin dehydrated. hydrated. Don't mess with the blisters, and let them heal. If they break, put an antibacterial ointment on them in order to Continued on page 4... ward off infection. Most burns can be treated easily and are more uncomfortable than dangerous, but always watch for signs of infection or other problems. Dehydration can also be a problem for someone who has been over足 exposed to the sun, so always hydrate.


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Heat Stroke

Special note on the elderly: Due to medications that many may be on, the elderly are much more susceptible to the effects of the heat, so they should always be shaded, and they should have plenty of fluids at all times.

Heat stroke is the elevation of the body's temperature to over 104 degrees, and it is a medical emergency that can mean life or death. Heat stroke can be caused by dehydration, and it can happen to anyone who over足exerts themselves in the hot sun without proper hydration.

Treatment for Dehydration

Signs of heat stroke:

Dehydration is more than the loss of water in the body余 it is the loss of potassium and electrolytes that are crucial for the heart to keep beating. When someone shows the symptoms of dehydration, get fluids into them immediately, and if you have Gatorade on hand, you can give that to adults. Children should be given Pedialyte or any other of the brands that provide children with electrolytes.

nausea vomiting fatigue weakness headache muscle cramps and aches and dizziness. nausea vomiting fatigue weakness headache muscle cramps and aches and dizziness.

If the victim is showing signs of low blood pressure, such as dizziness or confusion, or has a rapid pulse, call 911 immediately and get them immediate medical attention.

Treatment Get the victim cooled down immediately and call your emergency line for medical assistance. Get them to a shady area and remove all their clothing. Spray or wet their body with cool water like from a hose, put ice packs on their groin and under their arms. Fan them to promote sweat. Give them cool liquids to drink, but absolutely no alcohol or caffeinated drinks. Water is the best. Continue cooling until their body temperature lowers to 102 or 101 F/38.8 or 38.3 C. Stay with them and continue to cool them down until help arrives. Information from Medicinenet. com


The Twisted Redhead Mary Beth ­

White, Pastels and Amethyst Beaded Eyeglass Necklace ­ Just Dance This eyeglass leash, fully beaded, measures 33" (83.80cm) tip to tip, and is cheeky but you! The playful pastel acrylic alphabet cubes prompt you to Just Dance (because we all need that reminder every now and then when stress levels escalate or time gets away from us).

My appreciation for the arts has always been an influential and enthusiastic part of my life. Nothing tickles me more than a delighted customer, and I've always felt communication is the key to a long­lasting relationship. Let's Dance: Sea creatures: Silver bookmark:

Equally suitable for sunglasses!

Silver Sea Creatures Wine Glass Charms with Blue and Purple Beads

Handcrafted Silver Bookmark with Aventurine and Swarovski Crystals

These enchanting sea creature wine glass charms bring to mind salty air, cool breezes and life under the sea. The 'wavy' trinkets include a starfish, scalloped clam, seahorse and conch shell, which are bordered on the 25mm silver ring by uniform, perfectly color­ coordinated beads in shimmery ocean hues of blue, mellow green and purple.

This classy handcrafted beaded bookmark means no more bent corners, and is the perfect elegant solution for keeping your place. As a durable marker for your journal, date book, cookbook, day planner or current take­me­away bestseller, the gorgeous green Aventurine gemstone beads bring class back to the written word. Makes a perfect gift for teachers.


Thaddeus Rose Rose 足

Copper Pendant on Brown Leather Necklace with Mood Beads This brown leather 17.5 inch necklace features a round copper pendant and three mood beads.The one piece pendant and bail is 1.75 inches in diameter, cut from a sheet of 24 gauge copper. The edge of the pendant has a hammered texture and the inside surface is embossed with large swirls. I used a mini足torch to add a patina, giving the copper an aged look.

At last I am truly retired, spending most of my time making the jewelry designs formed in my mind, inspired by music, poetry, the beauty in nature, the materials and stones I use and events in my life. Copper pendant: Tiger eye pendant: Tassel pendant:

Tiger Eye Pendant Brown Leather Cord Necklace Copper

Chain Necklace Glass Bead Pendant With Tassel Crystal Antiqued Copper

A beautiful tiger eye pendant comes on a brown leather cord 21 inch necklace.This tiger eye pendant has an undulating brown and golden, silky luster that captures the imagination. I used a leather cord to keep the necklace simple, allowing the tiger eye to dominate the design.

The simple style of this 24 inch pendant necklace is sure to make it a favorite accessory. I used antiqued copper chain for the necklace, added 4 black crystals and used a brass filigree bail to attach a light greenish blue glass bead pendant. I then added an antiqued copper chain tassel. 6

Aya Designs Aya 足

5 Strands Turquoise Czech Seed Beads and Ornate Bali Silver Necklace GORGEOUS! Perfect for summer. Lightweight 5mm strands of turquoise blue Czech seed beads strung on high gauge flexible nylon coated wire. This necklace is 19in long and beautifully finished with a large ornate Bali silver caps and a Bali silver rope toggle.

I'm an Army Brat who was born in France to a U.S. Dad and French Mom. I grew up in Europe and Turkey and was lucky enough to have traveled all over the world. I still love the traveling and seeing the fashions and styles of other countries ... which I love incorporating into my "style". Turquoise necklace: Evil eye braclet: Lava bracelet:

White Sponge Coral, Yellow Jade and Lampwork Evil Eye Stretch Bracelet

Black Lava, Aqua Terra Jasper and Copper Accents Stretch Bracelet


Truly a beautiful bracelet. I've used 8足9mm black lava, 10mm aqua terra jasper (that looks a lot like turquoise) and 7mm etched copper accent beads. The stretch cord has been doubled for extra strength.Wear it alone or stack with other bracelets, these are really in style right now.

Gorgeous 12mm white sponge coral, 12mm yellow jade and a large 22mm by 28mm blue Turkish Lampwork glass evil eye all spaced with Bali silver. The stretch cord has been doubled for extra strength. 7

Kats All That Kathy 足

Sandy Beaches Seahorse Charm 8 Wrap BOHO Beaded Handmade Bracelet Neutral shades of satin blush, matte topaz AB and gold hex with a pop of ocean blue seed beads create this wonderful beach themed bracelet. An intricately detailed antique brass seahorse charm completes the ocean theme. I have named this piece "Sandy Beaches".

My love of gemstones began a many years ago. I started collecting, learning and growing to love the absolute beauty mother earth creates. Mother of 1 son, Grandmother of 3 beautiful girls, my family are my heart and soul. I have a wonderful partner, Sam, of 30+ years. Seahorse bracelet: Sun earrings: Oyster earrings:

Citrine and Visage de Soleil Sun Gold足 Filled Long Dangle Earrings

Green Verdigris Oyster Charm and Swarovski Crystal Brass Earrings

Happiness radiates from these citrine dangle earrings called "Visage de Soleil". The French name is taken from the all too cute charms which depicts a smiling sun face in an oval gold足plated charm. The word visage means showing face or round face. The word soleil means "in the sun".

Sparkling Swarovski Austrian 5301 crystals in shades of blue zircon and pacific opal hold a beautifully detailed stamped brass oyster shell. The oyster shell charm has been treated to create this beautiful green verdigris patina. 8

Umeboshi Jo ­

Hot Green Chili Pepper Dichroic Glass Pendant with Wire Wrapped Bail Red Hot! This handmade, fused, dichroic glass, green chili pepper is covered with exciting bits of bright color! Reds, yellow, gold, orange, blue, violet, purple and teal chunks and bits of dichroic color create excitement for this fun­to­wear pendant. There is a whole rainbow of bright and happy color that has been tack fused to the green and black base!

Inspiration for my original designs has come from my own multi­cultural background, as well as many years of living in the Appalachian mountains. Additional inspiration comes from nature, a walk on a beautiful day and the images that interrupt sleep. Chili pepper: Blue ribbed: Moonlight bamboo:

Fantastic Metallic Blue Ribbed Dichroic Glass Handmade Earrings

Reflected Moonlight Bamboo Grove Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

How many shades of blue can there be? Cobalt, sky, cerulean, light, silver, green, navy, azure, baby, cyan......! The list goes on and they are all found in these little handmade dichroic glass cabochon earrings!

This is an original, one­of­a­kind, handmade, dichroic fused glass pendant that depicts a bamboo grove in the moonlight. The moon is reflected in the misty leaves of the bamboo. This creates a mysterious and peaceful image that will be great to wear as an art and fashion statement.


Shadow Dog Designs Catherine ­

Tangerine Yellow Vintage Czech Handmade Bracelet Swarovski OOAK Summer If you are looking for a sparkly, fun bracelet that captures the sunny essence of summer, then this CITRUS TANGO bracelet is the one for you! This handmade beauty is created with tangerine orange and sunny yellow vintage faceted Czech glass oval, Swarovski crystals and sterling silver.

Experiencing a life long love affair with Nature, I am able to satisfy a strong desire to create by designing one­of­a­kind jewelry mainly using semi­precious stones and sterling or fine silver, but also polymer clay, Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, and, more recently, copper and lampwork beads. Tangerine bracelet: Pink earrings: Dragonfly pendant:

Pastel Pink Lampwork Glass Handmade Earrings Sterling

Dragonfly Dichroic Pendant Necklace Handmade Green Chalcedony Jewelry

The pastel color of these feminine dangle earrings reminded me of the light pink flowers on the shrub rose called THE FAIRY ­ so that's what I decided to name the earrings. They are very well named, because the beaded earrings do seem to have a magical, glowing quality to them.

The pale celery green color of DRAGONFLY DANCE reminds me of a misty spring meadow just as the sun is rising with acrobatic dragonflies darting here and there. A glittering handmade necklace, it was created with an artisan made dichroic glass pendant. 10

Crafting Memories Cathy 足

Peyote Stitched US Flag Earrings Show your pride on Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Independence Day (4th of July) and Labor Day! These flag earrings made using the flat, even count peyote stitch, blue Nymo thread and Toho Treasure Beads in dyed rainbow red, opaque luster white, and blue silver line, attached to silver jump rings and silver commercial ear wires.

Creating from yarn is one of the most pleasurable stress reducer in my life. While working at a very stressful job I would take my yarn and needles and work on my project of the moment during lunch and the stress of the morning would slip away. Flag Earrings: Red Aqua Bracelet: Toggle Bracelet:

Red and Aqua Beaded Bracelet and Earrings

Beaded Bracelet and Toggle Clasp Red White and Blue

I love these bright red beads and they make the aqua pop. I hand stitched each section with 11/0 red glass seed beads and 8mm aqua, spectra glass beads, this includes the toggle clasp for this bracelet. It is approx. 9 inches long and approx. 1 inch wide.

This beaded bracelet and toggle clasp with its red white and blue beads will be the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe and for Independence Day (4th of July)!


Food Safety The heat and food do not always go well together, so here are a few things to remember when you are packing that picnic lunch and heading to the park. Just remember to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold when picnicking. Coolers are necessary and keep them in the shade. Take bottled water with you when you camp or picnic to ensure your water source is clean. Don't leave foods out in the hot sun, or you could end up with a tummy ache. This means if you are eating potato salad, then cover it and put it back in the cooler as soon as everyone has been served. They can get leftovers out of the cooler.

Grilling Out Keep the meat separated from other foods and buy it last when you shop. The meat and poultry juices can contaminate the rest of your food if not properly stored. Put the meat in the freezer within two hours of bringing it home unless the temperature is over 90, and then do not wait any longer than an hour. Keep raw meat and poultry away from anything meant to be eaten raw like fruit and vegetables. Slowly thaw meat out in the refrigerator to allow it to cook evenly when grilling. Meat and poultry can marinade for 2 or more days if properly stored and refrigerated. If the marinade is going to be used as a sauce in grilling, set aside some before letting the meat set in it. Do not use the same utensils to eat with that you used to poke the meat with, or you run the risk of contaminating the rest of your food. Cook all your meat and poultry thoroughly to kill any bacteria that may be present. Properly prepared and cooked meats are perfectly safe to eat and enjoy.

Safe Cooking Temperatures Always pack a meat thermometer when grilling or camping. Hamburgers, hot dogs and poultry should be cooked at 160 degrees and fish and other meats should be cooked to 145 degrees. When grilling, keep the food on the other side of the heat to keep it from getting too hot before you are ready to cook it.

Hiking or Day Trips There are many things that can be included in the backpack to eat along the trail or when you reach the summit. Peanut butter in plastic jars or PBJ sandwiches, concentrated juices, tuna, dried noodles to reconstitute when you cook, dehydrated food, nuts, beef jerky, dried fruit and powdered drinks. Don't forget to pack lots of water to go with all these foods. Too much salt while out on the trail can cause problems if you are not properly hydrated. Be careful when hiking in bear country with all these goodies, or the bears will think you are a walking snack bar. It goes without saying, if you're hiking bear country, take your bear spray and carry a bell, or sing really loud and off key. Most hiking and sports stores carry a line of dehydrated foods to take along with you on your trip. They also carry cooking supplies if you are going backcountry. Don't forget a map if you are unfamiliar with the territory. 12

Specialtivity Kathy足

Antique Brass Floral, Swarovski Crystal, Brown Leather Bracelet Antique Brass Floral, Swarovski Crystal, Brown Leather Bracelet. Ahhh the colours of the Northern Lights are exactly the colours that can be seen in the radiant Swarovski crystal aurora borealis center focal point of this One of a Kind bracelet余 in addition to this glorious crystal are even more stunning Swarovski crystals in the colour of pink and opal.

Sea Shells By the Seashore Pink Pearl Turquoise Necklace Earrings Sea shells found along the seashore along with pieces of turquoise and pink pearls, maybe left behind by a generous oyster余 the mist of sea spray as it lingers in the air, this is what this matching set of sea shell necklace and earrings speaks to those who long to hear the voice of the sea. 13

I have always loved to do anything creative余 knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, and my latest endeavor hand made jewelry. I believe that in doing anything that is artistic and creative is really tapping into your true spiritual side and is very fulfilling!! Brass bracelet: Shell necklace set: Barefoot sandles:

Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Barefoot Sandal Pair Ahhh summer and the sand between your toes, why not dress up those toes and add some sparkle with this barefoot sandal. What is a barefoot sandal, you might ask yourself. It is a piece of foot jewelry, an adornment of the foot if you will.

JNL Designs Adjustable Brown and Aqua "Flower" Handmade Bracelet Are you ready for Spring? With all the beautiful colors of Spring upon us ( or soon to be),I designed this gorgeous bracelet. It's gorgeous ,fun, and unique.....should I go on? I call this gorgeous bracelet my " Brown Eyed Girl". A cute bracelet for someone who loves flowers or the colors brown and aqua.

Julie, Nicole and Linda足 We had no idea that jewelry making was a passion of ours. Now we can't stop. We love making all different fun styles of jewelry from watch bands to earrings. We work on jewelry in any spare time we have during the day. Aqua flower bracelet: Blue flower bracelet: Coral pearl bracelet:

Summertime Blues Handmade Adjustable Bracelet

Swarovski Coral Crystal Pearls Flat Spiral Bracelet

The warm weather is almost upon us... Beautiful Spring time and Lazy Days of Summer. This gorgeous bracelet just brings out the Spring and Summer in you....with all the shades of blues.

Perfect for a beachy outfit! I have paired the Swarovski Coral Crystal pearls with Swarovski mint alabaster crystal beads. I also used sand crystal lined seed beads.The bracelet lays flat against the wrist.


Heat stroke – Keep them cool and contact the veterinarian immediately. Like people, heat stroke is deadly to a dog, and they cannot tell you if they are disoriented. You have to watch them for signs of heat stroke.

Pet Care Summer Dogs love summer as much as you do, and they are more than happy to accompany you everywhere you go and do everything you do in the summer. There are some things that you need to be aware of if you are taking your pet out to play with you. First Aid ­ if you are taking your pet hiking with you, take along a first aid kit that can help treat torn toe nails, cracked pads, sprains or breaks and always carry fresh water for your pet. If you're hiking in snake area, be sure to talk to your vet about what to carry to help your pet should they suffer a snake bite. Bites can swell up a face faster than ice melts in Arizona. Sunburn – Dogs can sunburn if they are short hair dogs. Just like people, put a light layer of sunblock on their skin if you're going to be out during the day. Generally, they should not be out in the direct sun during the hottest parts of the day. Over­exertion – Dogs can get heat stroke just like people if they are outside playing too hard. Since dogs don't sweat, they have to pant, and that may not be enough if they get too hot. Keep your pet from running like the Frisbee loving fool they are and always keep plenty of fresh water available. If your dog starts to overheat, put them in the shade or let them lay down in a creek or pond to cool down. Humidity makes it worse.


Keep your pet healthy during the summer, and don't let them get hurt. They want to play with you, and they want to be with you, but they don't know when to stop. It goes without saying that on the really hot days, keep them inside where they can cool down, and never, ever, ever lock your dog in a car.

Sport Safety With warmer weather, everyone is out running around playing all types of sports. In addition to heat exhaustion and other sun related injuries, many other types of injuries can occur while playing hard. Here are a few tips to keep yourself safe and pain free while enjoying some exciting competition. Safety Equipment ­ Every sport has its own safety equipment that should be worn during play. Regardless of the degree of professionalism, all athelets should take care to protect their heads, hands, elbows, knees and back. Wear helmets, pads, gloves, eye protection and other equipment meant to protect your body. Eye Protection ­ Regardless of the sport, protect your eyes at all times. Whether it is goggles for swimming or sunglasses for playing golf, keep your eyes covered and protected. Mouthguards ­ Protect your teeth with the proper mouthguard. Your Body ­ Warm up your body before playing and cool it down afterwards. This will help prevent sprains and strains on your muscles.

Solana Kai Designs Barbara足

Beaded Rainbow Seven Chakra Window Suncatcher Prism Crystal This window crystal sun catcher is part of a special series that incorporates the colors of the seven chakras, areas of energy and spiritual power that are said to represent different levels of consciousness and are used often in mediation and yoga practice.

I have had a lifelong love of beads and began pursuing beadwork as a part足time business almost 20 years ago in order to spend more time with my children, Solana and Kai. Currently, my designs and color choices are influenced by nature's bounty of gemstones and flowers, as well as the sparkle of Swarovski crystals from Austria. Chakra suncatcher: Butterfly necklace: Bird earrings:

Copper Swarovski Blue Amazonite Scrimshaw Butterfly Necklace

Silver Bird Flower Earrings Swarovski Cobalt Blue Czech Glass Beads

I named this stunning necklace "Que Linda Mariposa" as I designed it for a dear friend of mine's birthday who name is, of course, Linda! The fabulous focal of this distinctive necklace is the tea dyed bone pendant that has been hand carved and dyed with a delicate butterfly design.

I call these earrings "Paloma Bonita" which means "pretty dove" in Spanish. The focal of these earrings are the detailed charms featuring doves and flowers. They are an excellent quality silver plated pewter made here in the U.S. 16

Pretty Gonzo Mary ­

Blue Green Necklace, Amethyst, Floral PolyClay, Lapis Pearl Summer has arrived in this sweet and pretty handmade necklace featuring blue floral and green leaf polymer clay focals, green glass beads, amethyst gemstone rounds, and lapis­colored Swarovski pearls. The highlight here is the quartet of polyclay beads, each of which present a cheery combination of blue petaled flowers combined with multi­shaded leaves and purple­pink spirals.

Creativity is a natural source of happiness for me. Drawing, painting, writing ­ I love them all. Professionally, I have worked as a book editor and designer, and now am focusing my time and effort on handcrafted jewelry. Blue green necklace: Blue lapis earrings: Tibetan bracelet:

Blue Lapis African Yellow Green Bead Earrings Silver Spirals Handmade

Tibetan Bead Bracelet Turquoise Coral Brass Inlay, Adjustable

These tribal­style beaded earrings are a wonderfully unique pair of long dangles, with blue, yellow, and green colors perfect for the summer. Their most outstanding feature is their eye­catching beadwork focals, which were made in Zambia by women of the Muchila Expressions project.

This colorful adjustable handmade bracelet features an eye­catching Tibetan­made brass inlay focal with turquoise and coral, which is combined with red bamboo coral rounds and turquoise­colored magnesite barrel beads.


Diane's Dangles Diane 足

Sun Charms Gold Chandelier Yellow Orange Earrings Gold colored sun charm chandelier earring with yellow and orange glass beads accented with sterling silver 2mm beads. Each glass bead is wire wrapped with copper wire and accented with sterling beads and 14kt gold filled rondelle spacers. These earrings combine gold, silver, and copper metal colors. The ear wires are made with sterling silver.

Citrine Gemstone Nugget White Freshwater Pearl Bracelet, Yellow 8 Inch This bracelet is made of large nuggets of Citrine nugget stones combined with soft and lustrous white freshwater pearls. The citrine yellow to golden stones are a cheerful color to wear for summer.

Making gemstone beaded jewelry satisfied my love of color and design and was my avenue for unleashing the hidden artist in me that I never knew existed. I quickly learned the skills for making beaded jewelry and then went on to working with sterling silver my favorite metal. Sun earrings: Citrine bracelet: Citrine earrings:

Citrine Briolette Gemstone Wire Wrap Green Black Crystal Gold Earrings Yellow golden citrine faceted briolette gemstones accented with a 4mm Czech fire polished olive green colored crystal, and black bicone glass bead. Contemporary and abstract style earrings. The citrine gemstone is wire wrapped with brass wire. 18

Sew Amazin Donna ­

Flip Flops Island Blue Flowers Over­ the­Collar Bandana, Large­XLarge Here's another fun, beach­inspired over­the­ collar bandana that's reversible for two looks in one. The front has flip flops and sunglasses tossed on a light blue background, while the back and casing are island blue (aqua) with white Hawaiian style flowers.

I call myself a "Sewing & Embroidery Enthusiast" because I love sewing and all types of needle art. Since I enjoy exploring a variety of sewing and embroidery techniques, my customized fabric creations are often one­of­a­kind or few­of­a­kind pieces. Flip flop bandana: Westie waterbottle: Westie tea cozy:

Westies Rule Insulated Water Bottle Carrier, Red with Adjustable Strap

Garden Westie Terrier Coffee Cup Cozy Wrap Sleeve, Green, Daisy

This insulated bottle carrier will keep your water or soda bottles cool for hours. The adjustable strap can be slung over the shoulder or wrapped around the waist. Detach the strap and clip just the carrier to your bag. Fits inside the cup holder in your car, stroller or treadmill at the gym.

Use this Garden Westie Terrier Coffee Cup Cozy to protect your hands from the heat of your morning cup of coffee or wrap it around your favorite smoothies and iced beverages to absorb condensation and keep your fingers warm and dry.


RSS Designs in Fiber Ruth ­

Americana White Star in Navy Red and White Coasters ­­ Woven Crochet Set of 6 Coasters or Small Doilies ­ an Americana Theme ­ White and Navy, Red and White Stripes ­­ Celtic Woven Crochet! Celtic Woven Crochet is made up of Crocheted Layers Woven together ­­ then Crocheted together on the edge. Celtic Woven Crochet pieces therefore have 2 sides and are "reversible" ­­ you can choose which side you like showing!!

I have been an Arts and Crafts person as long as I can remember ­ starting when I was a little girl and I started drawing! My interests in Arts and Crafts led me into a variety of hobbies, some of which I studied quite seriously into adulthood: drawing, photography, sewing, crochet and knitting. Americana coasters: Dolphin doily: Green pot holders:

Diving Dolphin Small Doily or Applique ­ Sea Animal Filet Crochet

Emerald Mix Greens Cotton Pot Holder Set of 2

A Picture in Crochet: A Dolphin Diving Into the Sea! Handmade Brand New in Filet Crocheted Lace with textured stitches and a wavy border!! OOAK!!

These Pot Holders really work ­ flexible, but thick enough, to grab hot pots and pans safely ­ they can also double as Hot Pads or Trivets on tables or counters. They are also Eco­Friendly!!! I know ­­ I have my own personal collection of them in colors for my own kitchen ­­ and I use them every day!!

Some might call this "Drawing with Fiber"!


Alcohol – Drinking and swimming don't mix. While it is great fun to float around on the inflatable chair with a cocktail in the cup holder, it is not a really good idea. Carry yourself out of the pool and plop yourself down in a chaise lounge and call for the cabana boy if you want to drink poolside.

Pool Safety It is not summer until someone starts a dumb game of Marco Polo and someone else gets a nose full of chlorine water. There are many things about pool safety that should be a given, but let's run down the basics again. Sunburn ­ This is covered in the sun section, but if anyone is going to get a sunburn, it is someone who is on the water and is playing hard in the sun. Children – Make sure that children are never, ever left unattended at the pool. This also goes for intoxicated adults who cannot swim. It only takes a moment for someone to find themselves in too deep. Water – Don't swallow chlorine water. It is not good for you. For the love of Pete, don't pee or poop in the pool, not only does it make others not like you, it spreads bacteria.

Life preserver – Make sure you have a life preserver poolside, and you know how to use it. A real life preserver, and not a floatie or water wings. First Aid – There must always be an adult on hand who knows how to help a drowning victim. You must be able to perform CPR and mouth­to­mouth resuscitation should there be an accident. Always keep a poolside phone to call for emergency assistance.


Weather conditions ­ if you see a storm coming, get out of the pool and get in the house. Lightning kills. At the first rumble of thunder or the first grey cloud on the horizon, pack it up and go inside.

Boating Safety Fun on the water often includes boating, skiing, fishing, tubing and many other types of watersports. In order for everyone to remain safe, there are some things you should do to ensure the saftey of all. Number one is to take a boating safety course. Weather ­ Always check the weather, and don't boat if there is a chance of a storm catching you on the water. Float Plan ­ Tell someone at the marina all the pertinent information regarding your destination, your equipment, your hull number, emergency contact information and anything else that would be needed should you not arrive back on time. Carry GPS with you. Swim ­ No one should be boating if they cannot swim. Life Jackets ­ Make sure the proper size and fit of the life jacket meets the boater's needs. Children have different sizes than adults. Make sure everyone is wearing their jackets at all times while in the boat. Alcohol ­ Avoid this if you are boating. There are laws about drinking and boating, and there are statistics that show alcohol is a contributing factor to boating accidents and drowning.

Ewenique Essentials Debbie 足

Herb Garden Essential Oil Soap with Shea Butter and Fresh Goat Milk Herb Garden Ewes Soap is scented with a blend of basil, lavender, and lemon essential oils. Made with fresh goat milk and creamy shea butter, this luxury soap weighs at least 6 ounces. Swirls of pale lavender purple, green, and yellow add color to this pretty bar soap with its fresh, clean herbal fragrance. Each generous sized bar will gently clean your skin without stripping away beneficial body oils.

Honeysuckle Scented Soap Handcrafted with Shea Butter Honeysuckle Ewes Soap is a favorite handcrafted soap bar with creamy shea butter and a sweet honeysuckle fragrance. Remember those carefree childhood days of summer, sipping the sweet nectar from a honeysuckle blossom. Let the familiar scent take you back that simpler time of childhood

The process of making useful handmade items that are both pretty and practical is enjoyable and satisfying. Over the years I have made numerous quilts, afghans, patchwork bags and pouches. I've always loved needle crafts and have tried my hand at just about every type that involved a needle and colorful thread or yarn. Herb garden soap: Honeysuckle soap: Red, white & blue:

Red White and Blue America Dishcloths Kitchen Cleaning Wash Cloths Grandma's favorite dishcloth hand knit in the colors of America. Hooray for the red, white, and blue! This set of three cotton knit dishcloths will bring a bit of patriotic cheer to your kitchen this 4th of July and year round. 22

Wyvern Designs Nancy 足

Bohemian Beaded Batik Beach Bracelet Made In America This is a Bohemian Beaded Batik Beach Bracelet. How's that for alliteration! This bracelet is a hand made concoction of batik fabric, beads, crystals and silver findings. It is perfect for a day lounging on the beach or by the pool or for a fun night out at a club. The lovely batik fabric which is its base, is courtesy of Auntie Chris Quilt Fabric.

Touch Of The Tropics Glass Millefiori Bead Stretch Bracelet Set Feel the colors of the tropics with this set of six bracelets in tropical colors.In this set, you get one white bracelet for the heavenly white sands of your favorite tropical beach, one golden yellow for the hot, golden tropical sun, one turquoise for the turquoise sea, one blue for the gorgeous tropical sky, one green for the verdant tropical jungle and one red to represent the vivid tropical flowers. 23

I started creating at a young age. My mother and sister would be sewing and if I pestered them enough, they would give me scraps of fabric, lace and the like to play with. I have always loved to draw and paint but it wasn't until high school art class that I really decided that making things with my own hands was the path for me. Batik bracelet: Tropics bracelets: Margarita earrings:

Strawberry Margarita Earrings Hand Made These cute Margaritas look good enough to drink, They are 1.5" long and are topped with a tiny polymer clay strawberry as a garnish.

JRP Designs Jigisha 足

Amethyst earrings, swarovski crystals, pearls, handmade I made these dangling earrings with Amethyst beads and swarovski crystals and pearls. The earrings are made with hypo allergenic ear wires and head pins. I used 4mm round swarovski crystals in light amethyst and 4mm swarovski glass pearls.

I began beadweaving in 2009 足 My fascination with these tiny bits of glass has not waned in the subsequent years, and I find myself overflowing with ideas for more designs and patterns. Amethyst earrings: Beadwork earrings: Pink agate earrings:

Dangling Earrings, beadwork, handmade, southwest flair

Earrings, Pink Lace Agate, handmade, beadwork,dangles, seedbead

Dangling Earrings with a American Southwest flair using size 6 beads in 6 different colors. These earrings match the earth tone bracelet. The colors are brown, black, frosted green, and blue, and iris brown. The beads are brick stitched around copper rings from Tierracast.

Pink lace agate earrings are made using the tri足stitch. This is a stitch that is not often used to make beaded jewelry or at least I haven't seen it very often. I think this earrings are great. They are made with pink lace agate, purple size 11 seed beads and pink ear wire. 24

Chickpea Salad Zoraida of Zoriada

Watergate Salad Christie of Luvncrafts This is a family favorite, and we double the recipe. 1 3­oz. pgk. instant pistachio pudding mix 1 8 0z. can crushed pineapple, with juice 2 cups mini marshmallows 1 container of frozen whipped topping thawed slightly. 1 small container of cottage cheese (6 0z). Mix it all together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate.

Broccoli Salad Kathy of Specialtivity Not the lowest in calories, but SOOO yummy! Recipe makes 12 servings 8 slices bacon 2 heads fresh broccoli, chopped 1 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 large red onion, chopped 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1/8 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 lemon, juice of 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 teaspoons capers, drained 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can chickpeas, drained or 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, cooked, rinsed and drained 1 tomato, chopped 1 roasted red pepper, drained and chopped (from a jar) 2 tablespoons fresh thyme (chopped) 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped) sea salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1/4­1/2 cup feta cheese Stir together first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until well blended. Toss chickpeas and next 4 ingredients in large bowl, and drizzle with vinaigrette. Add sea salt and pepper. Add feta cheese and toss gently. Serve immediately at room temperature or chill until ready to serve.

Baby Kale Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing Connie of The Singing Beader

One 5 oz. box of organic baby kale lettuce 8 yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 fresh lemon, juiced 1 large fresh clove garlic, minced ½ teas. sea salt Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over ¼ teas. coarse ground black pepper medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and 1 Tbsp. organic agave nectar (any kind) crumble. Trim off stems of baby kale leaves and tear In a large bowl, combine broccoli, cheese, any large leaves in half. Put kale in a large bacon and onion. Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking enough bowl that you can toss the salad easily. together the red wine vinegar, sugar, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Continued on page 26 ... Combine dressing with salad. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. 25

Quinoa Salad Elaine of Zoomgraphiks

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Baby Kale Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing Connie of The Singing Beader Cut the yellow cherry tomatoes in half and add to salad. For a colorful presentation, you can choose to put them on top of the salad after adding the dressing. Finely chop or mince clove of peeled garlic. Cut lemon in half and juice both pieces in a juicer that has a jar. Keep the juice in the jar and add the finely chopped garlic. Add the salt, pepper and agave nectar. Mix thoroughly. Let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Stir again and pour over baby kale lettuce. Toss well. Toss the salad for each serving to distribute the dressing evenly. Serves 3 to 4 (salad will appear to shrink in quantity after adding dressing).

Tri­Color Pasta Salad Nancy of Wyverndesigns 1 box tricolor pasta 1 pepper (green, red, or half of each) chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 can of black olives, sliced 1 1/2 8 oz. bottles of your favorite vinaigrette salad dressing Cook pasta a minute or two short of al dente. You do not want the pasta mushy. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Let cool for 30 minutes, then add peppers, onions, olives and salad dressing and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use. This salad tastes best when it has been refrigerated overnight but refrigerating for a few hours works, as well.

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra­virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes or to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1/2 avocado peeled and diced Chop raw broccoli ( I like only the flower not the stem ) 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 3 green onions, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro salt and ground black pepper to taste Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium­low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and red pepper flakes together in a bowl. Combine quinoa, tomatoes, black beans, and green onions together in a bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture; toss to coat. Stir in cilantro; season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator.

Cucumber Salad Irena of Ginger's Garden 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced 2 tablespoons of vinegar ¼ cup of water 1 tablespoon of plain sugar A sprinkle of salt Sour cream for garnish Gently squeeze out excess liquid from the sliced and peeled cucumbers, then add them to a bowl. Mix vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a glass or cup. Add a little more water if the mixture seems too strong. Pour over cucumbers. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream. 26

Chopped Kale Salad Barbara of Solanakai Designs Everyone in my household is vegetarian and summer is all about fresh salads around here. One of our favorites is chopped kale salad. The nice thing about chopped salad is that you can chop up just about any vegetable you have in the refrigerator that is edible raw and it will probably taste great. And I find that it is always well received at barbecues. All measurements are approximate so feel free to add more of one thing or less of another or even try adding something new! I try to use as many organic ingredients as I can find. 6 c. kale, chopped 1 c. red cabbage, chopped 1 c. broccoli, chopped ½ c. red onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, grated 1 14 oz. can of garbonzo beans (kidney beads would be tasty as well) 2 T. roasted, salted sunflower seeds ½ c. dried cranberries This salad works best with a creamy dressing as it softens the kale nicely. Sometimes I make a fresh dressing but most times I prefer the convenience of a bottled dressing. I am not typically a ranch dressing fan but I have two ranch dressings I really like because they have a milder, more natural flavor: Whole Foods 365 Organic Roasted Garlic Ranch Dressing or Annie’s Naturals Cowgirl Ranch Dressing. After I add the dressing, I like to sprinkle on some hemp hearts as an additional protein source, particularly if it being served as the main course.

Fresh Chopped Salad Ruth of RSS Designs in Fiber 27

To start ­ put in Bowl to be mixed up: ­ Chop up 2 to 4 Cleaned, Fresh Green Onions ­ Chop up one medium­size Fresh, Raw Jalapeno ­ your choice with or without seeds ­ seeds make it hotter ­ Chop up one Fresh, Raw Yellow Chili ­ your choice with or without seeds ­ seeds make it hotter (not as Hot as Jalapeno) ­ Chop up 1/2 to 1 Fresh, Raw Red or Yellow or Orange Sweet Pepper ­ leave out seeds and membrane ­ Chop up either 1/4 regular, peeled Cucumber or 1/2 unpeeled Persian Cucumber ­ Chop up Monviso Heirloom Garlic Cloves ­ any amount ­ 1 to 5 your choice ­ Either Chop up Fresh or Use Dried Herbs of your choice ­ I always have Basil in my salads, but I also sometimes put in: Oregano, Mint, Rosemary, Anise Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Dill Seeds, Dill Weed Next ­ add in some combination, to taste: ­ Sea Salt ­ Granulated Garlic (prefer it over powdered) ­ Freshly Grated Black Peppercorns or Mixed Peppercorns ­ Lemon Juice or Lime Juice ­ Cold­Pressed Toasted Sesame Seed Oil or Extra­Virgin Olive Oil ­ or some of each (I get both of mine at Trader Joe's) ­ Apple Cider Vinegar (I prefer the Organic from Trader Joe's) ­ OR USE SOME ALREADY MADE SALAD DRESSING OF YOUR CHOICE ­ I only make my own for each salad! Now Mix Everything Up Really Well in Bowl ­ and make sure everything is to your taste ­ then add anything more of the above you want for taste ­ then here are a few Options to consider mixing in before the lettuce etc. For Vegetarian or as a Side Dish, Optionally Add Fresh, Ripe Avocado (a good fat and other nutrients). For a Main Dish, Optionally Add in some Meat ­ I only add in Cooked Chicken that I have made myself ­ so they are already flavored when cooked.

Orange­Tarragon Chicken Salad Kathy of Kats All That 5 oz (1 1/2c) uncooked bow tie pasta 2 c cubed cooked chicken (cheat and get one of those cooked ones from the store and chop it up) 3/4 c sliced celery 1 11oz can mandarin orange segments Dressing: 1/2 light mayo or salad dressing 1 tbsp grated orange peel 2­3 tsp chopped fresh taragon or 3/4 tsp dried (I highly recommend fresh) 1/4 tsp salt 2 tbsp milk or orange juice 2 tsp dijon mustard Cook pasta until done and drain, rinse with cold water to cool. In large bowl, combine the salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients. Add cooked pasta to salad, pour dressing over all and mix gently to coat. This will make 4 servings so I usually double or triple for our large family gatherings. It is cool and delicious and a big hit everytime.

Fresh Broccoli Salad 2 heads fresh broccoli 1 red onion 1/2 pound bacon 3/4 cup raisins 3/4 cup sliced almonds 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Place bacon in a deep skillet and cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Cool and crumble. Cut the broccoli into bite­size pieces and cut the onion into thin bite­size slices. Combine with the bacon, raisins, your favorite nuts and mix well. To prepare the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together until smooth. Stir into the salad, let chill and serve.

Berry Delicious Summer Salad 8 cups mixed salad greens 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese 1/4 cup chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans Bottled vinaigrette Toss together first 4 ingredients; drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette, tossing gently to coat.

Grilled Chicken over Salad Julie of Blue Morning Expressions 2 chicken breast tenders lettuce onions carrots broccoli radishes other mixed greens Cover the tenders in honey and Lawry's salt and drop them onto the grill until they are cooked. Mix the greens and add chunked chicken to the salad. We like croutons, shredded swiss cheese and Ranch dressing to top it all off. Quick, easy and makes a great meal. I use my Forman grill for the chicken, and it is done in two or three minutes.


Covergirl Beads Charlotte 足

Handmade Lampwork Beads Medium Amber Topaz Brown Glass Glossy Shiny transparent medium amber topaz brown handmade lampwork glass beads with a shiny bead finish. These gorgeous beads are made using glossy transparent medium amber glass also known as medium topaz. It is third shade of amber colors with a medium topaz brown glass. They are a deep rich golden brown color. They have a shiny glass bead finish.

Transparent Aqua Handmade Lampwork Glass Lentil Focal Bead Air Bubbles Very large handmade lampwork glass focal bead that has been pressed into a lentil shape. This lampwork bead is made using transparent pale aqua with trapped air bubbles inside giving it a lot of depth and dimension. It is an airy light aqua bead. 29

I create handmade lampwork glass beads and handcrafted jewelry designs. I live along the Texas Gulf Coast in Alvin which is about 30 minutes south of Houston. I create my own handmade lampwork glass beads using my propane tank, oxygen set up and my Carlisle Mini CC torch. Amber beads: Aqua focal bead: Clear beads:

Shiny Transparent Clear Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads Silver Feminine glossy beads handmade lampwork beads made using transparent clear glass. These ice clear romantic beads have been wrapped in fine silver. They would be great for wedding jewelry, proms, or other fashionable earrings, bracelets and charms.

SteiderStudios Linda 足

Textured Clear Iridescent Dangle Earrings with Blue Metallic Accent You'll love wearing these stunning textured iridescent long dangle earrings that are so comfortable you'll forget you have them on. The body of each earring is a textured clear iridescent art glass, topped with a shimmery blue metallic square of glitz. Blue niobium ear wires finish this dazzling pair of fun earrings that will give you endless compliments each time you wear them.

Color is an essential part of my work, as is having fun and taking time to play with this versatile medium. Nature is my primary source for inspiration, and my garden a close second. I like working in series to fully explore every color combination and direction that can be taken for any given concept. Dangle earrings: Ladybug wall art: Blue wall vase:

Handmade Art Glass Red Ladybug Garden Ornament or Wall Decor

Shades of Blue Handmade Oval Iridescent Art Glass Wall Pocket Vase

Beautiful, bright red and whimsical, an art glass handmade ladybug adds color to your home and garden. It's coiled copper antenna are made to wrap around a small shrub or tree branch in your garden, or hang on small T足pins for wall decor.

A subtle design with splashes of blue make this iridescent oval wall pocket vase uniquely one of a kind. The handmade art glass Wall Pocket is one of my original designs and built to hold water. Flower arranging with thin stemmed fresh flowers is fun using my wall pockets. 30

5. Fill your chilled glass, using a strainer. Add two or three speared cocktail olives, or a lemon twist. 6. After the first two or three sips, your martini's taste will begin to flower in your mouth, and it will taste like paradise!

Simple Lemonade


Nikki of My Mountain Studios

Jigisha of JRP Designs

Although ice water is my summertime staple for hydration, I love a glass of lemonade over ice when I want something with a little flavor. I keep a pitcher of this simple and refreshing beverage in the fridge all summer long. Simply mix 2 quarts of water with 1 cup of lemon juice and 3/4 cup of sugar. Mix well and pour over ice. Enjoy!

In India, limes are more common and readily available than lemons. I'm not sure why, but everyone can afford limes. So my recipe is for limeade. This is a refreshing drink that will cool you down during those hot summer days.

The Real Martini Mary of Pretty Gonzo 2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin Splash of Dry Vermouth Cocktail Olives (no pimentos) Lots of Ice ­ key to a great martini 1. Fill martini glass with ice and add cold water. Let sit. 2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice ­ crushed is best. Slowly pour the gin over the ice. 3a. If you prefer shaken, which bruises the gin, cap the shaker and bruise away; then let sit for about 3­4 minutes. 3b. If you prefer stirred, let sit for about 3­4 minutes. Stir by swishing around the ice and gin inside the shaker. 4. Empty the martini glass of the ice and water. Pour a trickle of dry vermouth down the inside and turn the glass, thinly coating the inside. This will result in a nice, dry martini. If you prefer, you can use Winston Churchill's advice regarding the best amount of vermouth for a martini, and simply glance at the vermouth bottle. (In other words, leave out the vermouth altogether.)


Refreshing Limeade Recipe (2 servings) 3 limes 2 cups of water 1/4 cup sugar (this is to taste, I like my limeade tart than sweet)

Sugared Coffee Slush Debbie of Ewenique Essentials Instead of a specific recipe, this is more of a technique which can be tweaked to suit your preferences. So here's my twist on iced coffee. Here's what you need: your favorite coffee, chilled half and half raw sugar The day before you want this delicious treat, brew your favorite coffee in the coffee maker and pour the brewed coffee into a mason jar or other covered container. Keep it in the fridge to cool. An hour before you want your Sugared Coffee Slush, pour the chilled coffee into your drinking cup and add half and half. Continued on page 32 ...

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Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Sugared Coffee Slush

1 lime wedge 3 cups Triple Sec or other orange liqueur 2 cups tequila 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice 1 cup superfine sugar or powdered sugar 2 cups orange juice Ice cubes Grenadine syrup orange slices (optional)

Debbie of Ewenique Essentials

Now this is the best part! Add several teaspoons of raw sugar, yep, the large brown granular kind, and Don't Stir!! This is very important. Stick your drinking cup in the freezer and let your concoction sit until the top layer starts to freeze, usually 45 minutes to an hour. If your coffee wasn't chilled to begin with, it will take a Place sugar on a small plate. Rub rims of looooong time to start to freeze and you don't glasses with the lime wedge. Dip rims of want to wait too long, do you? An hour is long glasses in sugar to coat余 set aside. enough for me! In a pitcher combine Triple Sec, tequila, lime When it's been close to an hour, take the coffee juice, and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. out of the freezer. there should be a layer of Stir in orange juice. Chill until ready to serve. frozen coffee on top. If you take it out too soon, Place ice cubes in sugar足rimmed glasses. it won't be frozen enough, if you wait too long, Pour tequila mixture over ice cubes and add 2 well, you won't be drinking it anytime soon! dashes grenadine syrup to each glass. Garnish If you don't add half and half to the coffee, or with orange slices, if desired. you added just a little, the frozen layer will be like ice, very hard. The cream seems to keep the coffee from becoming too icy, unless you June Bug happen to forget about your coffee and it stays in the freezer for several hours. Then you will 3 cups ginger ale really have a frozen coffee! 4 tablespoons grenadine Get a spoon and lightly chop, chop, chop that 4 tablespoons orange juice frozen coffee layer into the cold liquid coffee 3 scoops orange sherbet below. Hint, see that little frozen bulge near the edge of cup? Start chopping there. Use a light Blend together ginger ale, grenadine, orange hand, or you may end up with coffee all over juice, and sherbet. Pour into ice足filled cocktail your counter! If you used less half and half, the glasses. (To make a version with alcohol, add frozen coffee will be like ice shards instead of white rum.) slush, which is another yummy variation to this technique! Give a quick stir, add a straw and slurp up a crunchy sugar blast with each sip! That's why it's important not to stir the sugar into the coffee before you freeze it. The raw sugar settled at the bottom of the cup undissolved. The fun part is that you can control how much sweetness you want by moving your straw around, up or down. In the end, you may have frozen coffee that can't be sucked up the straw, so just tip your cup and enjoy the last of your Sugared Coffee Slush!


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Crocheted Spirit Pouch ­ Bay Waters ­ Handmade with Love and Reiki "Bay Waters" is a hand crocheted Spirit Pouch that I created in a healing, meditative manner, channeling reiki into every hitch and stitch. The fiber used for this little mojo bag is cotton blend of variegated turquoise flecked with shades of peach and red. I attached a hand spun a miniature Spirit Cord at either side to make the "strap" and the pouch it is finished off with a fantastic little, glimmering rhinestone button from the 1960s.

My relationships with art and Nature have been part of me for as long as I can remember. I have studied art and herbalism formally, yet consider myself self­taught in both realms. From my perspective, experience is the only true teacher. Blue spirit pouch: Catmint journal: Bloom journal:

Catmint ­ Mixed Media Nature Inspired Writing Journal

Nature Inspired Writing Journal to Tuck in Your Pocket or Purse, Bloom

"Catmint" is a altered composition book that I created with mixed media collage techniques. The foundation is hand collaged with torn pages from an antique book. I finished the cover with pressed hornet's nest paper and three sprigs of flowering catmint, all harvested from my own little organic acre.

I created "Bloom" using layers of blue and green acrylic paint, between which a hint of ink stamping is sandwiched. The cover is embellished with three little sprigs of pressed Daucus carota blooms, better known as Queen Anne's Lace, all harvested from my own little acre.


Zoomgraphik Hard Rock Candy ~ Fossil dyed stone Two Strand Bracelet This OOAK bracelet reminds me of rock candy, when I was a kid. Fun summer colors of 1 mm to 1.5 mm beads, along with Bali silver round spacer between the fossil on one side of the bracelet. This 2 strand bracelet is 7 3/4 inches long (196.85 mm), but fits like a 7 inch bracelet. Bracelets with large beads need to be longer than bracelet you'd normally wear.

Elaine足 I love designing and working with semi足 precious gems and metal. I am a multidisciplinary artist. I am a painter, do illustrations for my cards and wandering the countryside to take photos: one of my favourite pastimes. Rock candy bracelet: Euro leather bracelet: Stackable bracelets:

Euro Leather Bracelet with Magnetic Sphere Clasp足Antique silver.

Three Stackable Bracelets Turquoise, Peach Aventurine & Red Coral

This Moss color Euro Leather Bracelet with Magnetic Sphere Clasp is a big hit all across Europe.I've used moss color 5 mm round leather, the focal bead is a pewter double ring surrounded by handmade moss and purple color Clay River Porcelain on each side

The first is Turquoise Hubei with copper tubing. The second is Red coral sponge. The third is peach aventurine and cat eye with copper end cap. This three gemstones stackable is made of: Turquoise Hubei, Peach Aventurine and Red Coral Sponge.


Christie Cottage Jacki 足

Apron, Potholder, PIncushion Set, Strawberry Vintage fabric Here's a fun apron, potholder and appliqued pincushion made with recycled vintage fabric. Bright green with strawberries and vintage green trim on the apron. Apron measures: 18" long 16.25" where attached at waist 6" x 6.5" pocket 71.5" sash

Daisy, Flower Paper Embellishments for Cards or Scrapbooking Set/11 Set of 11 Clustered flowers Hand cut and punched daisy, flower embellishments for your cards or scrap booking projects. Made from colored paper and colored cardstock.


My great足grandmother worked with her hands until they worked no more. My grandmother also worked with her hands until they worked no more. I learned that love is easily worked into every handmade item you touch. When I pick up a crochet hook, my great足 grandmother's love floods my memory and thus, love is worked right in my piece. Strawberry set: Daisy embellishments: Summer greeting card:

Summer Fun Blank Greeting Card Summer, sand, swim, hot, water, Summer fun blank greeting card for your personal sentiment. Comes with cream envelope and packaged in cellophane protective sleeve.

Crafts of the Past Anna 足

Hand Sculpted Rose, Green, White Floral Fantasy Designer Bracelet I designed this beaded double stranded bracelet using my Garden Path technique. This method of smooshing polymer clay into jewelry art yields impressionistic floral 'paintings' in the clay itself. In fact it is the clay that produces the art. I just nudge it toward the scene that I want to see painted by veins of color within the clay.

Crafts of the Past Studio welcomes you to the small museum that houses my collection of 50 years of acquiring vintage and antique decorative arts, and the ornaments and tools of antiquity. Pink bracelet: Blue necklace: Braided bracelet:

Original Picture Panel Pendant and Beads Blue and Coral Polymer Clay

Braided Rainbow Bangle Bracelet Original Design by Polly_Ceramica

This is an original, made from scratch polymer clay pendant with impressed designs and inlaid with a picture panel plaque in blue and coral. The large accent beads on the strands of the necklace are made with the same technique and from the same prepared clay roll.

This bracelet is certainly one of a kind. It bears the stamp of the Polly Ceramica logo. It began as three separate slabs of color. A slab is a stack of sheets of different colors. I learned from a brilliant mixed media art teacher to think of the rainbow spectrum of colors when designing polymer clay jewelry. 36

Zoraida Zoraida 足

Yellow Jade, Red Coral, Green Jasper Tribal Bracelet A colorful, festive, tribal looking bracelet with Red Coral, Yellow Jade, Green Jasper and lots of copper wire to decorate your wrist. These large, green beads measure about 12mm. The yellow Jade beads are a beautiful shade of translucent yellow and the red, Bamboo Coral is deep red. Playful handmade, copper spirals dangle here and there between the beads.

Abalone Wire Wrapped Pendant Necklace A brilliant, iridescent and mesmerizing circle of blues and greens flicker across this Abalone pendant. Copper wire loops around the pendant with spirals adorning the top of the bail. A chain of copper wire and wire wrapped green Turquoise beads creates a stunning necklace for the pendant. 37

I have been creating jewelry for as long as I remember. Art, photography, calligraphy, music are only some of my interests. I taught myself to read music and play classical guitar although there simply isn't enough time to be great at everything. I also take classes in Taiko (Japanese drumming) which I love. Yellow jade bracelet: Abalone pendant: Morning glory:

Blue Morning Glory Copper Pendant This beautiful, blue Morning Glory is made of copper which has been forged by hand. It has been painted with Gilders' Paste and varnished with a sealant. The lovely turquoise blue flower is just a little darker blue at the edges and looks almost real.

Black Currant Rhubarb Preserves Rosemari of Walk in the Woods LLC

Veggie Pizza Kev's Krafts

As one who grows and preserves much of our own food, the summer recipes I most honor are the preserves ­ fruit, vegetable, anything! Over the years I've created a number of my own preserving "recipes," but last year I made this Black Currant Rhubarb Preserve and I'm sure to do it again! And again. It inspires me to encourage *everyone* to grow a little rhubarb and at least one black currant shrub!

A change from the normal veggies and dip with this veggie pizza. Spread 1pkg lowfat cresent rolls in 9 x 13 pan and bake at 375 until lightly golden then allow to 26 cups rhubarb, chopped cool. 6 cups black currants 1 cup dried rosehips While baking and cooling mix well.. ¾ cup dried orange peel 1­ 8oz. lowfat cream cheese at room temp. 8 cups cane sugar 1/2 cup real mayo 1/2 pkg dry ranch dressing mix Cut up your favorite raw veggies When crust is cool top with mixture above and then the chopped veggies.

Awesome Potato Salad Nancy of Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy 6­7 Yukon Gold potatoes 4­6 hard boiled eggs 1 red onion Good Seasons salad dressing (already made, follow regular directions except use red wine vinegar) Helmans Mayonnaise 1. Use pressure cooker to cook potatoes or boil until cooked thoroughly. Let cool completely. 2. Hard boil eggs, let cool completely. 3. Once everything is cooled, cut up potatoes into bite size chunks. Slice eggs. Combine in one bowl. Cut onion and combine with potato and eggs. 4. Start by adding one large scoop of mayonnaise, add about 1/4 of bottle of good seasons and mix thoroughly all ingredients. Add more mayonnaise and good seasons as you require for taste. 5. Chill and serve.

To ensure that the dried herbs, especially the citrus peel, soften adequately, place them in a large pot, add enough water to cover, bring it to the boil, reduce heat to simmer 5­ 10 minutes, and then let it steep, covered until cool. Chop the rhubarb and toss it with the sugar, add to the cooled pot, atop the herbs, top it with the black currants and cover to sit over night. The next day bring the pot to a boil, stir well, turn down the heat and let it gently simmer while your pint jars are sterilizing. Fill your hot sterilized jars with the hot preserves, leaving 1∕4­inch headspace. Wipe the jar rims with a clean, damp towel, and apply the lids (according the the jar­or­lid­type you're using. Process the jars 10 minutes. Enjoy!


Marinated Green Beans Joy of Umeboshi

24 Hour Refrigerator Pickles Donna of Sew Amazin 1 quart water 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 6 tsp salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 cloves garlic sprigs of fresh dill weed 3­4 whole cucumbers, washed well and with ends cut off quart size, wide­mouth mason jars with lids In a saucepan, combine water and vinegar; add sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Heat the solution until it boils, then allow to cool to lukewarm. In clean jars, pack the dill, garlic and cucumbers. The cucumbers can be whole or cut into chunks or slices as desired. Fill the jar with the brine solution. Seal and place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. I love to make these in the summer with cucumbers from my garden or from the farmers' market. Any variety of cucumber will make delicious pickles!

Cook fresh green beans until they are still slightly crisp and cool at once in cold water. Make a marinade of: 2 T sweet rice vinegar 1T soy sauce 1T lemon juice 1T Mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine) 1 teaspoon (or more) fresh chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger or add 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger 1 teaspoon sesame oil (to taste). Dilute with a little water if the taste is too strong. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator and serve cold.

Grilled Pineapple Rose of Thaddeus Rose My favorite recipe, summer or any other time, is grilled pineapple. This version is without the grill marks. Hubby doesn't like cleaning the grill for the direct method and this way retains all the yummy juices :­) 1 pineapple (pre­cored with the core still in the middle) Honey Butter Cinnamon Foil Turn sides of foil sheet up Drain juice onto foil Cut pineapple into thick slices Arrange slices on a sheet of foil Spread slices with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon Pour honey over slices (about a teaspoon per slice) Place foil on medium hot grill for about 30 minutes Serve hot or cold.


My Mountain Studio Nikki ­

America ­ Lacy Ruffles Infinity Fashion Scarf ­ Handmade Add some fun to your Independence Day celebrations this year, with this handmade infinity fashion scarf! This patriotic ladies fashion accessory, is full of red, white, and blue lacy ruffles. A perfect addition to your 4th of July attire!

My studio is located in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Western Montana, where I currently make and sell my handmade scarves and other fiber art projects. I began learning my fiber art skills from my grandmother many years ago when I was just a young girl. America: Flower garden: Sherbet:

Flower Garden ­ Lacy Ruffles Infinity Fashion Scarf ­ Handmade

Sherbet ­ Lacy Ruffles Infinity Fashion Scarf ­ Handmade

A lovely ladies infinity fashion scarf, full of pink, green, and white lacy ruffles. Add some fun to your spring and summer clothing with this beautiful handmade fashion scarf!

Add a splash of fun to your summer this year, with this handmade "Sherbet" infinity fashion scarf! This lovely ladies fashion accessory, is full of bright orange, pineapple, and lime lacy ruffles.


Ginger's Garden Irena 足

Natural Goats Milk Handmade Artisan Soap Unscented Cold Process Want thick, creamy, rich bubbles with no drying of the skin? Look no further. This soap has natural goats milk as one of its main ingredients. It comes by its color naturally. Goat milk is gentle on your skin because its pH level is close to your skin's pH level.

I started making soaps in 1969 under my mother's supervision. Before that I watched my mother and grandmother make soap from a distance. They made handmade soaps the old fashioned way, in a kettle, with a wooden soap mold that was lined with damp, close woven cloth. The methods have changed from my grandmother's time, but the oils and herbs are still natural. Goat's milk: Lavender soap: Anise soap:

Pure Natural Lavender Handmade Artisan Soap Aromatherapy Essential Oil Lavender Handmade Natural Soap is for anyone that enjoys the pure essential oil of lavender, just like the hand picked lavender blooms from the garden. This soap has rich, luxurious bubbles that will not dry out the skin of its natural moisture. 41

Natural Anise Licorice Handmade Artisan Soap black and white swirl Anise Licorice Artisan Handmade soap is made with pure essential oil of Anise and has black and white swirls. Anise is one of the oldest known spice plants used for medicinal purposes since antiquity. This soap helps to remove odors from your hands. One of my fishermen friends uses a piece of this soap to help catch fish.

Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

Honey­Soy Marinade For Grilled Flank Steak Sue of Quilt Tops 1.5 to 2 Pd. Flank Steak Honey­Soy Marinade: ¼ cup dry red wine 2 T soy sauce 1 T fresh lemon juice 1 t Worcestershire sauce ½ t dry mustard 1 t honey 1 T oil, veg. or olive 1 clove garlic, minced 1/8 t pepper Place steak in a shallow glass dish. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients for the marinade. Pour marinade over steak. Cover and marinate 2 to 3 hours in the refrigerator. Remove approx. 30 mins. prior to grilling. Prepare the grill. Remove steak from marinade, reserving the liquid. Grill 4 to 5 minutes per side, for medium rare. Brush steak with reserved marinade as it grills. Slice steak thinly on the diagonal and arrange on a warmed platter. Serve immediately.

Glaze: 3 cups seedless red grapes 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons low­sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary Chicken: 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned 6 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds), skinned 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt Cooking spray Fresh rosemary leaves (optional) To prepare glaze, place grapes in a blender; process until smooth. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cover and cook 10 minutes. Add garlic; cover and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pureed grapes, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, and 1 teaspoon rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thick. Cool slightly. Place grape mixture in blender; process until smooth. Set aside. Prepare grill. To prepare chicken, brush 1 tablespoon oil over chicken; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons rosemary, pepper, and salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cover and grill 25 minutes or until done, turning and basting frequently with grape glaze. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.


Quilt Tops 4 Quilted Place Mats 1 Hot Pad Set Summer Fruit And Jam Print This set of 4 Place Mats and 1 matching hot pad were quilted by me in my busy sewing room. I used a summer print of fruits and jam with a blue check background. Each place mat measures 12 x 17 inches. They have rounded corners, crisscross quilting and they are reversible. They are cotton fabric with cotton batting and cotton thread. The matching hot pad is 7 x 10 inches with the same rounded corners and also reversible.

Vintage Silver Plate Spoon Set Liberty Bell 1776足1976 Americana This 200 Year Birthday of America silver plate spoon set of three in a wood Liberty Bell holder is completely ready to hang on your wall with pride. These beautiful Bi足Centennial silver spoons represent Americas most beloved sites and the Presidents Seal. 43

Sue 足 I am in my sewing room making quilted and handmade items that usually reflect my love for farm and country decor.My farmhouse, in reality, sits in a pretty little valley dotted with large Black Angus cows and calves, apple and pear trees, free roaming chickens and close by, my raised garden beds that are full of delicious vegetables. Summer place mats: Silver spoons: Patriotic table runner:

Quilted Table Runner Patriotic Rose 12 x 42 Red And Blue I named this quilted table runner Patriotic Rose because of it's color combination and the beauty of the rose print. It measures approx. 12 inches wide by 42 inches long. The center block is a pieced star block, using the rose print in the center. Other prints are red, blue, off white and blue gray. The blue blocks on either side are a small star print.

Fireworks, burns and scalds – cool water to sooth the skin, emergency help if the skin is blistering There are three degrees of burns. The most common burn is a first degree burn, which is a surface burn like a sunburn. Second and third degree burns require medical attention.

First Aid Put together your first aid kit for the 7Ss. Think scrapes, scalds, stings, sprains, strains, splinters and sunburn. Isn't summer fun!? Sunburn ­ aloe vera gel or moisturizing lotions See the sunburn section for more information on how to care for a sunburn. Cuts and bruises – bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antibacterial cream or good old First Aid Cream Clean the cut with water and soap. Press a gauze to it to stop any bleeding. Add a spot of antibacterial cream and a bandage. Puncture wounds need medical treatment. Bee or wasp stings ­ antiseptic topical spray, Benadryl to stop the itching and a cortisone to keep the swelling down Remove the stinger if it is a bee sting. Clean the sting with soap and water, and apply ice to bring the swelling down. Add a spot of topical spray. Watch for swelling and seek medical attention for allergic reactions. Animal bites – All animal bites should be treated by a medical professional. If the animal is wild or unknown call Animal Control and give them a description of the animal.

Ticks – tweezers for removal, hand sanitizer to wipe the poison off your hands Lift the tick up so that you can get your tweezers on the entire body and pull it off. Make sure the head is removed. Flush the tick. Clean the skin and your hands to ensure there is no left over poison on your fingers. Jelllyfish sting – clean the wound with antiseptic cream Treat a jellyfish sting the same as any other type of sting. Urinating on the sting will not help unless your urine is extremely high in acid. Poison ivy – Caladryl, Benadryl or calamine lotion to stop the itch The body part can be submerged in steaming hot water to satisfy the itch without touching the infected area and spreading the poison. Sprains – elastic bandages to secure the joint Wrap the sprain in elastic to keep from aggrevating the injury. Seek medical attention if the sprain swells or gets worse. Splinters – tweezers and a dab of an antibacterial cream Use ice to numb the area and with a pair of tweezers, remove the splinter. Put a dot of antibacterial cream to the wound and watch for infection.


The Singing Beader Connie 足

Pink Pearl And Crystal Three Strand Necklace With Chain Attachment A gorgeous cascading three strand necklace handmade with genuine Swarovski rosaline light pink glass pearls, Swarovski Indian pink crystals and sterling silver beads. Two of the strands are linked by hand with non足tarnish wire and the middle strand is strung with beading wire. The three strands are attached to a sturdy silver cable chain.

Making and selling handmade jewelry is such a fun and rewarding job! Singing has been a passion of mine for many years, and since I also have a passion for making jewelry, naming my business, "The Singing Beader" was a great choice. Pink pearl necklace: Coin shell necklace: Amazonite necklace:

Coin Shell Necklace Set Black White Gray Mother Of Pearl Chain Linked

Chunky Mint Green Amazonite and Sterling Silver Necklace Set

This handmade black, white and gray mother of pearl shell jewelry set includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings.The smooth, glossy and swirly black with gray mother of pearl coin shaped shells go perfectly with the dark gray, nearly black, cube shaped hematite gemstones and gunmetal chain.

Luscious Amazonite gemstones are beautifully combined with .925 sterling silver beads and findings. The three piece jewelry set includes a chunky beaded necklace, bracelet and dangling earrings. This one of a kind, OOAK set is designed and handmade by The Singing Beader.


bLuvncrafts Christie 足

Wash Cloths Crocheted Set of Two Aqua, Salmon and Tan This listing is for a set of 2 crocheted dish or wash cloths. I crocheted these using 100% cotton yarn. The yarn is a muli colored yarn in an ombre pattern. The colors are white, tan, salmon, and aqua. These dish cloths measure approx. 9 1/4" x 9 1/4". These handmade wash cloths would make a great addition to a bath and body, or kitchen gift basket. Use with your handmade soaps.

I am a stay at home Mom to 6. I love to do crafts! My favorites are crochet, and making greeting cards. I like to try various crafts. My children enjoy crafting as well. I have taught my daughters to crochet, and you will see items from them in my shop. My oldest daughter also makes lovely beaded jewelry. Salmon washclothes: Sympathy card: Blue bracelet:

Sympathy Cards Yellow with Daffodils and Butterflies Set of Two

Blue Skies Handmade Beaded Bracelet

This is a set of 2 handmade sympathy or thinking of you.The cards have a white die cut with hand stamped friendship messages "You're in my thoughts and prayers." I also attatched two green paper butterflies to each card, as well as a daffodil flower sticker.

This is a beaded bracelet made by my 16 year old daughter. The beads are glass beads.There are rectangular blue beads with a white "swirl" in them. These are 9/16" long. In between these are transparent, faceted blue beads and round beads flowers on them. The flowers have red center. 46

Jazz it up with Designs by Nancy Nancy 足

Beaded Bangle Bracelet Net Rope Stunning Ocean blues gemstone twisted Truly unique Azurite Chrysocolla handmade beaded net bracelet with a blue agate twist throughout the entire length of the bracelet. Azurite Chrysocolla is a beautiful polished aqua or teal stone that has a translucent quality.

I have been knitting and crocheting since I was very young. I have always loved gemstones, their rich colors and grains that make them very irregular. The shimmer of the Swarovski crystals sometimes brings the piece to life I hunt and peck for different beads and metals that have some uniqueness to them. Ocean rope bracelet: Green bracelet: Seabreeze bracelet:

Green Swarovski Crystal Handmade Beaded Memory Wire bangle bracelet

Ocean Blue Stack Bracelet Bangle Beautiful Lampwork Beads Handmade

Jolee jewel white swaroski and metal slider beads are surrounded by Dark and Light Green Swarovski Crystal. Memory Wire is in a more fixed bangle style to cast off the slider beads. There is a lot of sparkle with this bracelet from the rose swarovski beads.

Seabreeze lampwork beads are rich and highly contrasted between teal, blue, green with a dramatic black swirl. Irradescent balls are diamond cut and have hues of purple which pick up surrounding light.


Blue Morning Expressions Julie and Blu 足

Watermelon Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Dangle Polymer Clay Ripe and juicy, and ready for summer! Who does not love a great big wet bite of a ripe watermelon? These earrings are yummy enough to try and take that bite.Teachers love my earrings, consider getting a pair for your teacher at the end of the school year.

All of my beads and flowers are made by hand in polymer clay to create my handmade jewelry and other gifts. I have over 10 years of experience in polymer, and I am a freelance writer for a polymer magazine. Blu is our bearded collie who is in charge of quality control. Watermelon earrings: Blue bracelet: Pink heart earrings:

Blue Flower Bracelet with Handmade purple beads and Swarovski crystals

Pink Heart White Polka Dot Earrings with Yellow Flower Handmade

Handmade lavender polymer clay beads are the start for this bright and cheerful bracelet. The purple has been decorated with lots of white swirls and lemon lime leaves. Then I added Caribbean blue daisies that are the star of the show of these handmade beads.

Sweet bubble gum pink hearts are filled with hand painted white polka dots. I added a yellow folk rose with green leaves for extra color. I also added a light topaz 4mm Swarovski crystal on the top of each heart. These are sweet earrings and sweet hearts. 48

Hollyknitter Creations Sharon 足

Hand Knit Antique Car Cloth Here is the perfect gift for Dad or Granddad for Father's Day or his birthday. This car cloth is hand knit in 100% cotton and measures approximately 9.5 inches by 7 inches. The antique car, at the center of this cloth, is made with knit and purl stitches to form the design. The cloth is a design by Lisa Millen. This special car would be perfect paired with his favorite aftershave.

Lemon Lime Cherries Hanging Dish Towel With Hand Knit Topper and Ties Have fresh fruit hanging in your kitchen at all times with this pretty towel. The towel pictures lemons, limes and cherries on a white background. It measures approximately 12 inches by 14 inches with a 4 inch hand knit cotton topper and ties that enables it to be hung from any knob or handle in your kitchen or camper. 49

I have been crocheting since my grandmother taught me as a young child and have been knitting since college. I love to read , listen to music and bake. The best part of being retired is being able to visit with our children and grandchildren. "Discover the handcrafted difference" is my favorite saying and knitting is my passion! Antique car: Cherries towel: Red, white, blue clothes:

Hand Knit Red and White and Blue and White Dish Cloths or Wash Cloths Check out this hand knit patriotic duo just in time for the Fourth of July! This set of cloths are hand knit in an all cotton yarn using a honeycomb stitch, which gives them scrubbing power, while their petite size enables them to clean in the hard to reach places.

Watermelon Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 1 cup minus 1 TBSP of sugar 2 TBSP lemon juice 1 TBSP vodka

Frozen Strawberry Crunch Cake Aya of Aya Designs

1. Peel and seed 2 1/2 lbs of watermelon. Puree fruit in a blender or food processor until smooth. I also strained mine through a sieve since some tiny seeds got past me. You should have about 2 cups or so of puree.

My favorite summertime dessert is a Frozen Strawberry Crunch Cake. It's made with granola 2. Combine the watermelon puree, sugar, but you can use any crunchy goodness with it. lemon juice and vodka in a large bowl. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. I found a wire 1 box Nature Valley Granola Bars whip works very well to dissolve the sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar quickly. Hint: I use a metal bowl for the puree 1/2 cup flour 6 tablespoons melted butter and set that bowl in a larger bowl that has 2 egg whites been filled with water and crushed ice cubes. 1/2 cup sugar This helps speed the freezing process in the 1 cup heavy whipping cream ice cream maker. 1 lemon 4 ounces cream cheese 3. Check the temperature of the puree. It 1 1/2 cups freshly chopped strawberries should be no more than 40 degrees. If it needs to cool, then refrigerate. My puree has Put the Nature Valley granola bars in a food never needed to be refrigerated since the processor and process until you achieve a puree bowl is put in the larger bowl of iced course crumb. water. In a large bowl, add the crumbs, brown sugar, flour and melted butter and mix together. Then 4. Pour the chilled mixture into the container spread into an 8x8­inch pan that has been of an ice cream machine and churn until covered with parchment paper. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes. Let cool. Then divide in half and frozen. (I use a 20 year old Krups electric machine where the container section is kept in set aside. the freezer ­ I have read where hand churned In a mixing bowl, combine eggs whites and sorbet does not come out as nicely) sugar and mix on high. Add the heavy cream and continue mixing for another 5 minutes. Continue to add the fresh squeezed lemon juice 5. Scoop frozen sorbet into a container and and softened cream cheese. Mix on low speed put into a freezer for several hours to firm up. until incorporated. 6. Whack husband several times as he tries Fold the fresh strawberries into the cream to steal sorbet from the container while you mixture. are dishing it into bowls. Eat and enjoy (: In a buttered glass cake pan, press half of the crumb crust mixture on the bottom. Top with strawberry mix and then add the remaining crumbs to the top. Cover and freeze for three hours or more and enjoy!


Coffee Cinnamon Ice Cream Linda of Steider Studios

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Charlotte of Covergirl Beads

2 cups organic whipping cream 2 cups organic half & half 2 teaspoons organic vanilla 1 cup organic cane sugar 1.5 Tbl organic coffee pulverized or mashed into a powder. 1 Tablespoon organic cinnamon

4 cups of fresh or frozen blackberries 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 egg 1 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 6 Tablespoons butter, melted Vanilla ice cream, optional

Combine all ingredients in an ice cream maker & whisk together余 then process according to your ice cream maker's directions. Top with organic summer berries.

Heat oven to 350 Degrees Lightly grease an 8 inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray or oil. Place 4 cups of blackberries in the dish. Drizzle blackberries with 1 Tbl lemon juice. In a medium size bowl, stir in 1egg and 1 cup of flour until the mixture is a coarse meal. Sprinkle mixture over fruit. Drizzle 6 Tablespoons melted butter over the topping. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and the filling is bubbly. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of your favorite variety of vanilla ice cream.

24 cupcake liners (cut in half for 12) 24 Vanilla wafers 2 pkgs (8 oz.) of softened cream cheese 3/4 cup of sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 can of fruit filling

Variation tip for individual cobblers: Grease 6 8 ounce individual baking dishes Divide blackberries and topping evenly among dishes. Place on foil lined sheet and bake as directed. Nutritional information in case anyone is interested: About 6 servings. 1 serving is 368 calories Total fat is 13 grams (saturated fat is 8 grams). Sodium is 114 mg. Total Carbohyrates 63 grams. Fiber 5 grams. Protein 4 grams 51

Mini Cheese Cakes Mary of Pretty Gonzo

Line cupcake pans with liners and place a cookie in the bottom of each. In a small bowl, beat cheese, sugar, eggs, and flavoring until fluffy. Fill the liners about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes (until set). Test with toothpick. Top each miniature cheese cake with 1 teaspoon of fruit filling. Chill the cheesecakes.

Strawberries and Cream Mini Muffins Mary Beth of The Twisted Redhead

Snickers Carmel Apple Salad Linda of JNL Designs 1 (5.1 ounce) package Instant vanilla pudding mix 1/2 cup milk 1 (16 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed 3­4 medium Golden delicious apples, chopped in bite­size pieces(note: I use Granny Smith apples... I love the tartness. 5 Snickers candy bars, chopped in bite­size pieces 1/2 cup Carmel sauce In a large bowl, stir together the vanilla pudding mix and milk with a whisk. Fold in the cool whip, with a spatula, until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chopped apples and snickers candy bars. Drizzle the top with caramel sauce. Cover, and chill salad in the fridge 1 hour before serving. Yields: 6 servings

Fresh fruit salad or dessert Anna of Crafts of the Past Fresh picked California fruit:

1 c. fresh strawberries, slightly under­ripe, diced into quarter­inch pieces 1 squeeze lemon juice 1 c. flour 1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/3 c. sour cream 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 tsp. vanilla 1 large egg 1 tsp. powdered sugar Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 24­cup mini­ muffin tin with paper baking cups. Put diced strawberries into a bowl; spritz with lemon juice and stir gently to combine. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients, stirring to combine. Fold in strawberries. Divide batter evenly among the paper cups in the mini­muffin tin. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Place tin on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove muffins and continue cooling in the paper cups on the wire rack. When muffins are completely cool, place powdered sugar in a small sieve and shake lightly to dust muffins with sugar. Makes 24 mini­muffins or 12 regular­size muffins

1 Fuji apple diced with skin on 1 Cling peach from my tree 1 handful of cherries from a nearby farm 1 handful of fresh picked tiny flame grapes 2 tablespoons of chopped English walnuts A light dash of cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg and a splash of California sparkling white wine If you must have a topping, use just a tad of light whipped cream. Serve cold in dessert bowls or a brandy glass. 52

Lemonade or Limeade Pie Sharon of Hollyknitter Creations 1 12 ounce container Cook Whip or Non Dairy Topping 1 Can condensed milk 1 6 ounce can of lemonade or limeade A few drops of food coloring (yellow or green) if desired 1 pie shell baked and cooled or 1 graham cracker crust pishell

Blueberry Tart

Beat the condensed milk, limeade or lemonade together and fold in the Cool Whip. Add a few drops of food coloring if you want the pie to be lemony yellow or lime green (this is optional). Pour into pie shell and refrigerate several hours before serving. I usually freeze the pie until a few minutes before serving.

flour for the work surface 1 8­ounce sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 large egg, beaten 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar 2 cups blueberries

Lemon Cupcakes Diane of Diane's Dangles 1 pkg. (2­layer size) white cake mix 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL­O Lemon Flavor Instant Pudding 1 cup water 4 egg whites 2 Tbsp. oil 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix first 5 ingredients in large bowl with mixer until blended until batter thickens. Spoon into 24 paper­lined muffin cups. Bake 21 to 24 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Beat cream cheese, butter and lemon juice in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar until blended. Spread onto cupcakes.


Heat oven to 375° F. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the sheet of pastry and roll it into a 10­by­12­inch rectangle. Transfer to a parchment­lined baking sheet. Using the tip of a knife, score a 1­inch border around the pastry without cutting all the way through. Brush the border with the egg and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Bake until golden and puffed, 18 to 22 minutes. Using the tip of a knife, rescore the border of the cooked pastry without cutting all the way through. Gently press down on the center of the pastry sheet to flatten it. Let cool to room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the cream, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of the confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly within the borders of the pastry. Arrange the blueberries in a single layer over the filling and sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of confectioners’ sugar.

Kevs Krafts Kevin 足

Pool Ball Rack Desk / Shelf Clock With Pool Table Stand Handmade From Cherry And Walnut Wood If you or someone you know is a pool player or just a pool enthusiast then this pool ball rack mini desk or shelf sitter clock is for you. This pool clock features the balls racked up on the rack with a 1足7/16 inch mini clock insert inserted into one of the balls.

Vintage Style Motorcycle Mini Desk Clock Handmade From Cherry Wood Quartz 1足7/16 Clock Insert If you or someone you know is a enthusiast of vintage motorcycles then this is the perfect gift to treat yourself or someone you know. This vintage style motorcycle was cut out by hand using a scroll saw ( thus it is handmade ). The 1/2 inch thick Cherry wood used here was hand selected specifically for this motorcycle desk clock. 54

I am the youngest of 7 boys. My father used to scroll saw. I always thought is was cool. But, I really got involved with it after I became a stay at home dad and my father passed away. I have been married 19 years and have 2 sons and a daughter. Once the kids were big enough, I got my dad's old saw out and started puttering around. 8 ball clock: Motorcycle clock: Fishing clock:

Trout Fishing Scene Desk Clock Handmade From Cherry Wood 1足7/16 Quartz Clock Insert If you are a fisherman or know a fisherman then this trout fishing desk clock is for you. This handmade trout fishing scene clock was cut out by hand using a scroll saw and is made from 1/2 inch thick cherry wood.

Adore by Nat Nat 足

Tea Party Favor 足 Alice in Wonderland Tea Bag Holder (Tea Included) Bringing back the timeless story of Alice in Wonderland with these sweet tea bags holders as tea party favors. Perfect for Wedding Favors, Bridal Shower or Baby Shower. You'll get 12 teabag favors with different Alice in Wonderland Images. Examples shown.

I am a mom to a 6 year old boy and a wife to a wonderful loving husband. I left my professional career in Human Resources when my son was born. Adore By Nat began when I started making handmade cards in 2004. My shop has slowly evolved from just handmade cards to party decorations as well. Beach Cupcake Toppers: Summer BBQ Toppers: Alice Teabags:

Personalized Summer BBQ Picnic Cupcake Toppers Party

Beach Cupcake Toppers for Summer Party Celebration

Let's celebrate Summer! These bright and cheerful BBQ or Picnic themed party Cupcake Toppers are perfect to adorn your cupcakes. If you're planning summer parties at a backyard or at a park, don't forget to get these cute Picnic and Barbeque toppers that include images of boys and girls, corn, watermelon, hotdog, ice cream, BBQ grill, cooking utensil and personalized text toppers.

Let's celebrate Summer! These bright and cheerful Beach themed party Cupcake Toppers are perfect to adorn your homemade or store足bought cupcakes. If you are planning summer parties, consider serving cupcakes, and do not forget to get these cute beach toppers that include images of sand castle, pail, scoop, ball, crab, sailboat, starfish and personalized text toppers.


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Please visit any of our sponsors and let them know that you want to buy handmade from the artists themselves. They have a variety of wonderful gifts for all occasions, whether you need a card or a gift, they have something to fill your gift giving needs. Most have taken a pledge to both create and sell handmade items. Some are certified by Artfire, and others are members of a variety of groups that specialize in handmade items. Please feel free to ask them about handmade. If they don't make it, it is a safe bet that they know someone who does. You, too, can commit to buying handmade and in turn, helping small towns and communities thrive. From our hands to yours ...

From all of our hands to yours, we want to thank you for taking the time to browse through our handmade offerings. Whether you need a gift for mom, or you have other people who would enjoy something that has been crafted with love, you will find something for everyone in these studios. Our hands have created many gift ideas that are sure to please. By buying handmade, you are helping us to support our family and communities, and for that, we thank you. Please feel free to stop by any of the studios listed in this publication and tell them how much you appreciate their commitment to creating unique gifts for you and your family and friends. Again, thank you for supporting handmade artisans everywhere.

2014 Summer Fun-zine  

The summer edition of the From Our Hands to Yours handmade artisans. The 2014 Summer Fun-zine features summer recipes, food safety, sun safe...

2014 Summer Fun-zine  

The summer edition of the From Our Hands to Yours handmade artisans. The 2014 Summer Fun-zine features summer recipes, food safety, sun safe...