Oh my, so we are in countdown mode now for the Bead & Button show! 10 days until I leave. SO much, so much to do. It is overwhelming really, I don't know where to start. I have massive piles of bisque to glaze, that is the one major thing looming. I had thought I would work on the claywork for beads until Wednesday but I am thinking tomorrow needs to be the last day for Wet Work. I think I'd rather stop a bit early, because I need to figure out my display stuff and packaging, and also I am burning out pretty quickly. Oh, and I would like to get my wholesale site back up and working before the first of the month. ((thank you all who are waiting so patiently for me!))
I guess this is a good time to put out another call for help at B&B... I especially need someone to help on Sunday afternoon. I have a demo to do at the Vintaj booth. But any other time, I can use help too! I will pay you richly with pretty beads and candy.
oh yeah, I need to buy candy for customers. Any suggestions for steampunky candy...
(oh yes, I am obsessed with a coherent booth experience)
And now, the Extra Extra links for this week. Enjoy...
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy was having some major deja vu while reviewing this mainly metal jewelry making book.
Art Bead Scene Do you love stamping? Check out Art Bead Scene for a review of metal stamps and a link to a tutorial!
Jewelry & Beading Get your "Mental Gears" working...and win a free pendant!
Naughty Secretary Club Anyone headed out to BEA (Book Expo of America) in Los Angeles next weekend? Stop by the F&W booth (#1351) to keep Jen company and to score a free Naughty Secretary Club T-shirt. You are going to need one for a project in The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Jewelry.
Savvy Crafter Burn Baby Burn! Thinking about trying soldering? Candie tells about a great torch option...
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean explains why she loves a certain necklace she made for summer, and looks forward to writing about jewelry in the upcoming month!