Giveaway winner, working with the new camera, reading blogs, I'm puzzled!

Now I'm going to make you all wait until the end of this post before I announce the winner of my giveaway. But first let me thank all of you who participated and recommended books!
Well, I finally got some time this weekend to play with my new camera. Boy it has alot of features and does alot! I still haven't mastered it, but have a feel for it at this point in time. I must say that I will probably never use all the features of this camera, but it does have many features that would serve well to anyone who travels alot, takes photos indoor, outdoor, at night, underwater even! Just to refresh, it's a Sony Cyber shot.
So here's a couple of bracelets that I've finished, that I had mentioned learning the new technique a couple of weeks ago. One is for me, and the other one will be available........

And now the reason for the pause.......goes into my next topic of today's blog title post; Before posting here, I was checking out some other blogs that I follow and landed on one with quite a heated subject matter; nothing new, it's been said before, but after viewing the blogger's post, and reading the 44 total
, has left me feeling, well, quite exhausted. Wow, alot was said! I will not say who said what, or where you can find it, because it just expands it even more.
What I do feel like saying is this: In learning new jewelry making techniques, one must either make something up themselves, (like trying to re-invent the wheel) or learn a technique from a teacher, so that you can make it yourself. My point being this: I am almost afraid to list this new bracelet for sale, as I don't want to be labeled as "stealing a design". BTW: I always give credit to the one who I learned a technique from when I list a new item. So let me say it now, this bracelet design I learned from Lisa Niven Kelly.
I just don't get it. So many artists are so touchy about this subject. I do understand it, but I am puzzled. If I made soap for a living and came up with a lavender soap with a purple swirl throughout it, and someone else made one that looked the same, do they own the rights to it?
I am not saying that I am the guilty one. I take techniques that I learn and try to make something different, and expand on the idea. Enough said. See, I said it was a heated issue.
On to happier topics:
The winner of my blog bracelet giveaway is........QUILTING JEWEL 39! You have won my copper cuff bracelet with wraps of sterling silver.

I will contact for your mailing address.
I think that's all I've got for today!


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quiltingjewel39 said…
I won your bracelet and am so excited and saw your post on FB but haven't been able to connect with you. Please e-mail me at Thank you.

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