About Me

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Lincoln, Nebraska
I am a jewelry designer /artist. My other interest include collage,painting,doll/teddy bear making,fabric crafts/art ,Genealogy etc. I like to try it all and combined a lot of my skills into my art. Also a mom to 3 wonderful children 18,16,10. And married to a wonderful hubby of 17 yrs

Friday, November 14, 2008

Upcoming Arts and Crafts show I am in..............

I will be doing an ARTS & CRAFT SHOW on Nov 22
Here is a excerpt from the newsletter they put out :)
I am donating some Mommy and Me Stretchy bracelets to help out the Friendship Home :)

Up & Coming

Holiday Bazaar -- Saturday, Nov. 22
Yoga Body & Balance
2300 South 48th St
Lincoln Ne

We are excited to be hosting our first ever "Local Artisans Bazaar" right in the studio! Yoga Body and Balance is pleased to present a warm, friendly venue for local talent to display their wares just in time for the holiday season. This event will be taking place on Saturday, November 22 from 1 pm-5 pm. This will be in part to benefit the Friendship home. We'll have food, drinks, conversation and, of course, hand crafted art by some of Lincoln's finest established and budding artisans.

We invite all of you to come enjoy (and contribute to) this atmosphere while supporting your neighbors. Please bring your family and your friends and spread the word to help make this venture a smashing success. The kinds of things you can expect to see include but not limited to: crocheted wearables; semi-precious stone jewelry; hand embroidered pillows; paintings; ACEO cards; poetry books crafted by author; handmade journals; hat boxes; a novel; musical recordings; baby clothes; chakra readings; plus a variety of gift baskets from several vendors and more. This is also an opportunity for you to join in the fun. If you or anyone you know is interested in selling your hand-crafted wares, please email Katie @ zealousy5000@hotmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Bazaar!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Busy Week :p

This is going to be a busy week for me. I am getting started on Pampered chef so I need to get my studio/office cleaner (If that is even possible , you know what I am talking about hee hee). Organize myself ??? Is that even possible for an artsy Sagittarius.

Well anyway going to be mass making wire wrapped and stone rings and possible some wire people earrings this week for the show on Friday and Saturday. I have not done a show in a while and looking forward to having some fun , I will be doing it with other members of Lincoln Handmade Etsy Team. (See Previous entry)

I also submitted a fall jewerly set which should be in Beading Daily's fall gallery.

Wow I was up early this morning my daughters friend showed up at 5:30ish. *yawn*.
Going to finish up my coffee and get ready for my busy day of organizing.

Happy Beading and creating.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Let's see what's going on with me

I will be selling rings, earrings and bracelets at the Nexus Festival Sept 26 and possible Sept 27th.
in Lincoln Ne. Check them out at http://www.myspace.com/nexusfestival
At this event there will be members from Lincoln Handmade Etsy Team.

Of course you can find Lincoln Handmade at Etsy.com and do a tag search for lnkhandmade team

Working on my Challange piece for Beadweavers Etsy Team you can find us at etsy also and tag search ebw team

I will be in the Etsy Holiday Showcase tomorrow Sept 20th.

I am getting ready to start a newsletter for Altered Inspiration alteredinspiration.com
email me at: newsletter@alteredinspiration.com

Have a great weekend. I am off to veg and bead hee hee.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Check out ArtFire.com

I now have another place for you to purchase my handmade jewelry.


If interested in selling with no fees check out

Have a great day!!!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Updated my Etsy Shop

I just updated my Etsy Shop and will be doing more tonight.


I am also in the Holiday Showcase on Etsy today and next Saturday Sept 20th.

These are my Loopy Fun Christmas Earrings and a pair of crystal snowmen earrings. Both are available on etsy.

I am so ready for cooler weather !!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

New Earrings

I have been busily working on some Loopy Fun earrings in some new colors here is a preview of the a beautiful combination of colors. Watch for more Loopy Fun Earrings coming soon to my Etsy Store.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Updated my website

Check out my etsy site www.alteredinspiration.etsy.com

Copyright Laws / New Clay Bead Sets

You hear people discussing this all the time. "Copyright Laws"
I came across this article about Myths of Copyright and wanted to share.


Hope this helps people who were wondering.

Happy Creating :)

My homemade polymer clay beads come with a bit of wire and cordinating seed beads for you to get started on a project. Bead sets are coming soon.
So watch for them on www.alteredinspiration.com

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Anyone interested in a local

Hey all you seed beaders and jewelry artist or just want to learn how are learn more about. I am pondering of starting a Lincoln Beader's Group. This group will be for beaders in the Lincoln Nebraska area. Once we have enough interest I am planning on trying to find a location to meet. I think it would be fun if we could figure out and have our own bead / jewelry show. I was thinking of charging a small membership fee to help support activities and the running of the group.

So let me know if you are interested.
Laura :)

Getting ready for a new season :)

As you can tell from the top of my blog I am getting ready for moving on to the next seasons jewelry items etc. I am now tired of the hot summer and ready to start concentrating on some fall and winter designs. And how about some jewelry for Christmas/holiday season. I will also be going back to my original store Punchies Etc. and start offering hang tags for jewelry and other tags and paper items. Punchies Etc. was my scrapbooking/paper supplies for scrapbooking and paper making. Working on organizing and getting my office ready and I will be off and running working on my new kits, designs, and paper items . Will also be bringing back my polymer clay beads and pendants. So watch for new stuff coming soon.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beading Kits- Coming Soon

Hi, I am in the process of developing and putting together beading kits. The kits will teach you how to do peyote and read patterns, you will be able to make some pretty seed beaded earrings called "Loopy Fun" and a stitch bracelet "Funky Fun". As soon as I am done designing the patterns on paper , I am planning on putting together a team of volunteers to try out my patterns to make sure they are easy even for someone who has never beaded before. Eventually I would like to incorporate my designs into home beading and jewelry parties.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Lincoln Handmade Team on Etsy

I have found a wonderful group Lincoln Handmade Team on Etsy!!!
What a great bunch of people. Like I tell my hubby " I have found my people" LOL
If you would like to check us out go to etsy.com and search lnkhandmade team
We are based in Lincoln Nebraska and surrounding areas. We have had our first meeting which went well and we are off and running. I am so excited had to share :)

Other then that I am working on beadwork entries for the Nebraska State Fair. I got 2nd place last year for a beadwork bracelet and hope to have a repeat or better hee hee ;)

Well I am off to work on laundry and bead. Hope to have some new pics up soon. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Jewelry Making

Jewelry making is my passion. I love to use seed beads, gems, glass you name it and I love to make jewelry with it.
I also have an online website www.alteredinspiration.com where I show of my work and sell my jewelry, handmade beads etc.
I started this blog as another outlet to see my handmade creation.
Have a bead a licious day !!!
Laura :)

Jewelry , Beads Etc

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa
peyote stitched beauty

Mona Lisa Art Cards

Mona Lisa ATC's 2.5" x 3.5"