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I can’t believe we are already into the second month of the new year.  So you know what that means new month new contest.  This month is a pair of amethyst earrings,  So make sure you enter soon, and pass on the info to all you know.


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Congrats to Bettye Short  our latest winner.




The new contest will be posted on Jan 1st  make sure you check in and enter

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I found this on Beading daily.

At-Home Tarnish-Busting Remedies
I help out at one of my local bead shops every so often. As one of the store managers mentioned, it helps sate “Jean’s need for adult conversation.” That pathetic reality aside, I also like to be at the shop to see and hear about what other beaders are making and doing. It’s a great way to learn about beading dilemmas and their solutions.

Case in point: One day I was helping a customer with a silver purchase and she was absolutely bubbling over to share an at-home tarnish removing method. I couldn’t wait to go home and try it.

Tarnish-Busting Formula
1. Choose a plastic or glass (never metal) pan that is deep enough so that when filled with water your tarnished jewelry will be covered.
2. Put a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom of the pan.
3. Pour near-boiling water into the pan.
4. Add a couple tablespoons of baking soda to the water.
5. Place the tarnished jewelry onto the piece of aluminum.
6. If necessary, add more baking soda to the dish until you see the tarnish coming off your piece. You should get a slight bubbling effect with an odd odor.

As soon as I got home that day I tried it, and guess what? It worked like a charm! I found I needed to take a soft toothbrush to some of the metal beads to get the tarnish completely off, but it didn’t take much. I’m not sure how the chemical reaction would affect gemstones or other beads, and I would never try it with a piece strung on silk, cotton, or nylon thread because of the hot water. But it went perfectly for this bracelet made of sterling silver, freshwater pearls, and crystals strung on beading wire.

I’ve heard of other at-home tarnish remedies, too:

Mix mild soap, water, and a drop of ammonia. Rub the tarnished piece with the mixture and wipe clean with a soft cloth.
Place clean silver in a plastic zip bag with a piece of white chalk inside. This keeps new tarnishing at bay.
Cover newly cleaned silver with car wax to inhibit tarnishing.

If anyone has a home treatment please post it here.. I hope to be back creating soon and will get new things posted here. But in the mean time New month New contest don’t forget to enter at

Thanks for all your patience, with the furneral of my father-in-law this last thursay things have been very crazy. But the orders were mailed today and I hope to be back on track now. . . . . Di

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Jaspers are extremely nurturing stones and work in a subtle way to give slow and gentle healing.  They are also extremely protective stones, protecting against depression and negative thinking.  In addition jaspers are said to encourage a determination to succeed and to see ideas through into action.  They are therefore extremely useful stones for those starting up their own business.  These fun earring are made with Dalmation Jasper and Swarovski Crystals, Bali Silver

For these and more fun designs visit us at www.totaldelights.com

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 I want to show off the newest creation of Debs a chunky coral necklace, this is a beauty and it has matching earrings.  So go and check out this and her other new items at www.totaldelights.com 

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Many changes have taken place at http://www.totaldelights.com/ stop in and check it out.

Let us know what you think.

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