August 30, 2009

Working Through and Extra Links

Well the week has gone by and I haven't really had anything to blog about. I suppose I should post some of the pictures from ConStruct or talk a little bit about it before it fades into memory. It was a great time, but as usual, the days that follow a big event are filled with trying to catch up, especially if I took off time in order to participate in it. And ConStruct was four solid days of no working for me, so I and not complaining about not having personal time off. It was very relaxing and much fun! But I have been working hard since Monday. Here is a picture of a pile of robots that are freshly glazed. They are cooling in the kiln right now, and I may be able to ship them off tomorrow. I hope to spend the day catching up on work and then I have been promising myself some time to play with beads and resin and clay for a long time now, and I think if I don't make time for that VERY soon, I will explode! Hopefully I will have something new to blog about next week. Until then, here are this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Have you ever used sterling silver curly-Q tubes in your jewelry designs?? Lisa is searching for cool ideas for these adorable tubes. Jewelry Making
Do you use blogging to promote your jewelry business? Tammy has some thoughts for you on this.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene expands the editorial staff and welcomes Lorelei Eurto!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses shrink plastic to make a neat little bracelet.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy unveils a new series of Art Nouveau inspired beads. In French it's known as "Stile Floreal" and in English it's the "Floral Style."

Jewelry & Beading
Looking ahead to the fall, Cyndi shows how to make a new necklace called "Autumn Arbor".

Katie's Beading Blog
Katie's mixing metals and a fun peyote bail with a giant crystal disk.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is hosting a Necklace Round Robin, but you have to leave a comment to be entered to win a spot!

The writing and art of Andrew thornton.
Beadfest Philadelphia was packed with talented artisans and bead-makers. See what Andrew picked out!


  1. Those little robots make me giggle! Isn't it funny to have their eyes staring at you? I wonder what the caption for that picture would be...."Take me to your beader!"
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Take me to your beader! That's awesome! I might use that for my next blog post title (with credit to you, of course!)