June 21, 2009

Extra Extra!

I have been incredibly busy, working more on the house and studio with my new roomie. The basement studio is really coming along, and I am really excited about having a much more efficient work space to share down there. Some of the home improvement efforts have even inspired me with ideas for new work. I am going to let those ideas germinate for a bit and I hope to tell you about them this week! Until then, I will continue with production for a couple of large wholesale orders, and I will leave you with this week's Extra Extra links!

Oh! And I listed a bunch of Openwork Escutcheon pendants in the Etsy shop! I have some new ones to show you soon, in the Toolbox Treasure designs! Stop back and check them out later this week.
About.com Jewelry Making
Summer time is affecting Tammy's jewelry designs. How about yours? Check out her summer jewelry plans so far.

Art Bead Scene
Kandinsky inspires this month's challenge. The ABS editors suggest a selection of their handmade art beads for a Kandinsky inspired jewelry piece.

Barbe Saint John
Barbe reviews Ancient Modern Polymer Clay book

Carmi's Art/Life World
A vintage comic book becomes the inspiration for a necklace.

Jewelry & Beading
Auntie's Beads provided wonderful copper beads and findings so Cyndi could create this necklace!

Katie's Beading Blog
In need of a speedy bead? Check out this quick and easy jewelry idea!

Snap out of it,Jean! There's beading to be done!
Pink, gold,and cream! Jean creates a lovely necklace and earring set featuring a beautiful Russian hand painted focal from Artbeads.com

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her work in progress - an eerie lock and key design

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares a new necklace design. Check it out!


  1. Those are great designs. I picked out mine already ;^)

  2. Love the black and white ones! The pattern is outstanding.