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Knoxville Fashion Week… I promised you pictures!

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A couple of weeks ago, I promised you some pictures from Knoxville Fashion Week, and here they are! The girls, from Gage Talent, were all beautiful, and did a stunning job of showing off our handmade jewelry. So, without further ado, here are the photos…

Knoxville Fashion Week 2012

Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Earrings and Cherry Jade and Onyx Necklace. Modeled by Kelly Korrod of Gage Talent.

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Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Prom Necklace and Earrings. Modeled by Jody Mills, Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

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Super Long Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethyst Clusters, Wire-Wrapped Sterling Victorian Key Pendant, and Single Freshwater Cultured Pearl Necklace on Sterling Chain. Modeled by Alanna Phillips, of Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

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Sterling Silver Swirl Earrings with Freshwater Cultured Pearl Drops, Copper Stamped Bracelet, and Copper Swirls Bracelet. Fandangle Necklace by David and Tina Brunetti, of Brunetti Confetti. Modeled by Wendy Adams of Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

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Fandangles Necklace and Earrings by David and Tina Brunetti, of Brunetti Confetti, Knoxville, TN, copyright 2012. Modeled by Silver Martin, of Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

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A selection of rings and bracelets, all handmade by Lisa Glenn - Fresh String Beads, copyright 2012. As modeled by the lovely and beautiful young ladies of Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

…and one more!

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All the gorgeous young ladies of Gage Talent, Knoxville, TN.

Jewelry shown here is made by me, Lisa Glenn, of Fresh String Beads, Knoxville, Tennessee, copyrighted by Fresh String Beads, 2012; and David and Tina Brunetti, of Brunetti Confetti, Knoxville, TN . Additional thanks go out to Jennifer and Seana, of Ollantay’s Gallery 133, 133 S. Gay St., Knoxville, TN, for use of the gallery space, and the wonderful artists, Dawn Denton Hawkins and Tina Brunetti, whose artwork graces the backgrounds in the photos! We couldn’t have done it without all of you! 🙂

Please stop by Gallery 133 while you are downtown, and check out the spectacular assortment of artwork, photography, and jewelry, by Lisa Glenn, David and Tina Brunetti, Dawn Hawkins, Andrew Tituskin, Angie Ball, Chris Cornett, Rucker Wells, Cinda Costner, and many more! We hope to see you there soon!

Peace, Love, Creativity,

~Lisa~

Fresh String Beads on ArtFire

2012… My year of living dangerously… organized!

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I am (almost) completely new to the blogosphere… but, I decided that one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 was to get uber-organized, de-clutter and purge old stuff that I no longer need from my life, and to write about my journey along the way.

I am, by nature, a procrastinator; and by birth, a packrat and clutterbug (though I claim no fault for the genes I’ve been given!)…  I am also an artist and jewelry designer, specializing in one-of-a-kind and unique jewelry, as well as handmade jewelry findings that I make and sell to other jewelry artists around the world.

My goal this year, is to finally get organized to the degree that I can live with myself (and my stuff!) and not be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of things I’ve managed to collect in my 45 years on the planet.  I have a mere dump truck-load of beads and beading supplies, which tend to get lost in all the chaos that I call my office and workspace.  I am also a shoe and purse diva, sporting a huge collection of barely used goods that tend to get more dust than use. (I know… sad, isn’t it? But hey, if you’re looking for a great deal on some really cute purses and shoes, please give me a holler! I’ll let ’em go cheap, since after all the plan is to organize, de-clutter and purge…) And then, on top of all that? I also love to papercraft and scrapbook, rubber stamp, paint, do needlework, photography, drawing, etc.  If it’s crafty or even remotely creative, I’m ALLLLL over it! I think it’s safe to say that I’ve never met a craft I  haven’t liked… yet, anyway! You get the idea, don’t you??? All of this *stuff*, has taken over my sanity, and I’m trying to gather up the courage (and the willpower!) to do something about it.

I hope you’ll enjoy taking this year-long journey with me, and maybe I can inspire you to get rid of a few clutter-y things too! First order of business: a challenge to get rid of at least 5 things a day that I no longer use, or need, for that matter.  I’ll be posting before and after photos too, so you can see my progress. Oh, and any ideas you might have to share about how YOU stay organized, are *always* welcome. I can definitely use all the inspiration I can get!

You can send any ideas, questions, comments, or e-mails to dangerouslyorganized@yahoo.com, and if you feel like checking out my handmade jewelry creations and findings, you can visit my website at Fresh String Beads on Artfire.

Thanks for visiting, I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Lisa