July 12, 2009

Weekend Vacation and Extra Extra Linkage

Wow, what a week that was! I have much to tell about my experience with Beads, Baubles, and Jewels... but I was whisked away for a delightful weekend vacation in Petoskey and Charlevoix, Michigan, so I haven't have time to blog about about it yet.

I spent the weekend wandering around, window shopping, relaxing, enjoying a beautiful wedding in a gorgeous castle, meeting great people, and spending time with someone very special to me. Here are a few snapshots of my weekend, and after that... this week's Extra links!

A Bead A Day
Lisa’s “Swarovski Summer Picnic” project is progressing. The only thing missing are the crystally butterflies!!

About.com Jewelry Making
School's out for summer, but is it really? Nope, not when you can take one of these free jewelry making e-courses.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge painting for July is the Lascaux Cave Paintings. Get your stash of beads out in ivory, red and brown to match the color palette of these ancient drawings.

Beading Arts
Wonderful wonderful wonderful new CopprClay! Cyndi is so excited about this new material that she can't stop playing with it!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi attempts to create a necklace after a resin pouring disaster.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy shows off some new chain and realizes one should never shop for jeans on her lunch hour.

Check out the 2009 Bead Cruise design contest winners!

Jean Campbell
Jean Campbell finished off her new LeTemps Necklace design which marries bling to grunge. Hurray!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei has busted out of the studio and into the Museum of Art for a trunk show.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a different, colorful, and inspiring book called Glass, by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett

Strands of Beads
Melissa talks about where to find reliable information on copyrights - the U.S. Copyright Office, of course!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Challenging himself with a smaller scale, Andrew tackles doll jewelry. Check out five new designs with dolls in mind!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there! If you are interested in having a little fun with the Rings & Things gang, Dave R. agreed to allow the Blog Partners team to pick out some beads for them to use in a creative jewelry project. If you get a chance to send Dave a tweet with your picks, it sounds like they are up for a fun little "challenge".

    Have a great week!! Lisa C.