September 13, 2009

Sunny Weekend and Extra Links


I had a wonderful, sunny weekend! Had some crafty time on Friday night, working on some new accessories for my old fairy costume. I made a fun earthy scarab necklace that I will blog about this week. Saturday I went to the Reniassance Festival and had a great time! Got some sun (and sunburn) and walked around watching shows and shopping. My feet were killing me by mid afternoon, so we headed home. After dinner, it was movie time! We saw 9, which was an excellent movie. So beautiful in a dirty, post apocalyptic, kinda steampunk sort of way. We ended the evening playing Beatles Rock Band. Now that's a full and fun day! Today I have been relaxing a bit... doing some shopping, cutting some fruit and veggies for the food dehydrator, and making beads and watching movies and the VMA awards. Overall, it was a great way to enjoy what may be one of the last really summery weekends of the year. It's getting to be autumn time, isn't it?

I am looking forward to a creative and productive week ahead. Before I post this week's Extra Links, I will take a look back with a picture of the finished accessories that I made for my Steampunky Brewster costume. They are really day-glo, and have the added bonus of glitter paint too!

Here are this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Design ideas wanted!! If you have an extra minute, please stop by to see if you can help Lisa out with a suggestion for her co-worker's designer Italian pendant.

About.com Jewelry Making
Copper is hot right now! Find out about a new book review just posted concerning copper.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene's September Challenge is Kandinsky's Improvisation No. 23.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses chessboard crystals to create a floor for her ballerina necklace.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's obsession with bronze metal clay continues. She shows off her new Art Nouveau floral charms.

Jean Campbell
Jean reviews the new Crystallized Swarovski Elements #5328 bicone

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi has finished another CopprClay necklace and wants to share the instructions!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is having fun using lots of Lynn Davis components in her designs this week!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean comes across her "Digg it" necklace--far out! She's like an archaeologist!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Matcha green tea from Matcha Source defeats the doldrums and inspires Andrew to create a new bracelet!

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