All the posts are original. Any opinions expressed are solely mine and are not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.  I do not accept paid reviews.

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I was or am a Design Ambassador or on the Blogging Design Teams of several companies such as Art Beads, Prima Beads, Goody Beads, Ecuadorian Hands, Endless Leather and so on.  I also accept review samples from these companies which are then used for designs in showcase giveaway posts and occasionally the writing of free tutorials. Completed pieces have been sold on  my  Etsy where 100% of the net proceeds go to cancer research or to an elephant charity to help stop poaching of these magnificent creatures.

I only accept products for review if they are potentially useful for readers.

I believe books are a tremendous source of knowledge and inspiration. I do accept books for review - I can't write about a book unless I can see it!