July 19, 2009

Extra Extra and Resin Experiments

I had a great time over the last few days! I went to South Haven to see Heather of Humblebeads and Rosanne of Fab Fibers. I had hoped to spend some time squishing my toes in the sand on the beach, and finally wear my new bathing suit, but it was oddly cold on Friday! It felt like autumn, actually. So we stayed in, and spent the whole day playing with bits of metal and paper and little odd bits of stuff, collaging them into pendants. At the end of the play session, we filled them with clear Ice Resin. It was fun to play with new things, and above is a sneak peek of some of the pendants I made. There are a lot more, and I am working on photographing them. Whew! Really reflective stuff... hard to get good pics of them. They are really fun, though... I can't wait to do more. I returned from my trip, and spent the day at home cleaning up the house, which I feel like I haven't spent a lot of time in lately, and nursing a bellyache. I am feeling better now, but am going to turn in early tonight, hoping to get some rest. Before I go, here are this week's Extra links!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Busier than a bee, Andrew shares fifteen new jewelry designs.

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a new variation of her lunar phases toggle

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean discusses finishing up the challenge "Use the Muse II" which was thought up by Scarlett Lanson, Rainbows of Light.com and Artbeads.com. She enjoyed it very much, particularly because it made her think!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is giving away a necklace and a copy of Creative Jewelry!

Drawing Dilemma
Jean asks her friends about what drawing programs they use for beading illustrations

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Gets Loopy
Check out Cindy's new project in the summer edition of Step by Step Wire!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Rub-ons and leather - a cool combination for this cuff sample.

Beading Arts
Cyndi shows you the steps to making a simple but sparkling necklace from CopprClay!

Barbe Saint John
Barbe reviews Simply Gemstones book

Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor Heather is on the road. Check out her quick project!

About.com Jewelry Making
How has your web store experience been? Are there too many 3rd partry sites to sell or buy jewelry these days? Take the poll as a sell or buyer.

A Bead A Day
Can a piece of jewelry create a feeling of calm and happiness? Check out Lisa's starry bracelet made with "new jade" stones.


  1. I really love what you created with the metal, paper, odds and ends and Ice Resin and how you created the collage pendants. What a fun project! The Star pendant is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing these.

    From Artbeads.com

  2. Thank you so much! I am so excited to get my resin and make more! So much fun to play with these.