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Food Friday: Turmeric

I keep seeing the medicinal qualities of Turmeric in the news.  It has been used for thousands of years in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines, as well as foods all over Asia.  The most widely studied compound in turmeric, Curicumin, has been shown to have anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammation properties. Will …

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WIP weekends – Medieval Coloring Book

This isn’t really my work in progress (besides coloring them in) but I had to share.  My friend Ben Nelson was at a library used book sale and something caught his eye: It was a very large book showcasing images of Medieval Brasses – ornamental memorial metal-works from a range of …

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LED all the things! Paper Tardis Edition

Following up on my recent post LED All The Things! you can make this cool LED Tardis with conductive tape.  Its super fun and only took about 20 minutes. I received my materials from Brown Dog Gadgets.  FYI I work for them part time, you can also find conductive tape …

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4 reasons to have a MAD laser love affair.

3D printers are the hot new technology all over the news.  But so far home 3D printers haven’t lived up to the Star Trek replicator hype.  Many of the early companies are struggling as consumers realize 3D printers have severe limitations such as complicated software, slow speed, and a small …

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LED all the things!

These days adding LED lights to art is easier than ever and doesn’t require a degree in electrical engineering.  Below are my favorite kits I use in STEM outreach with teens to LED ALL THE THINGS!   I have seen all of them used in elaborate art projects too. Circuit …

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The Phrase I Dread Most as an Artist.

WARNING: much sarcasm ahead. As an artist who sells her art and attends shows, there is one phrase I dread hearing the most from people looking at my art.  I am sure many of my fellow artists or entrepreneurs can relate. “You know what you should do is…” I cringe …

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This Steampunk Beats Your Cosplay

November 20-22nd Lumen Jewelry was a vendor at TeslaCon 6 in Madison Wisconsin.  I’ve been to large and small cons, but never a Steampunk or an immersion event. I was blown away, 95% of the 1600 attendees were in costume.  And over 50% of them were elaborate costumes with accessories, makeup, …

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EL wire for beginners.

I love lights on things, as evidenced by my company Lumen Electronic Jewelry.  Never enough blinky. I’ve been wanting to do something with EL wire for years but always assumed it would be difficult. To my surprise, it wasn’t that difficult at all.  I am an elementary level seamstress, so …

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