November 15, 2009

Unlocking this week's links

I don't have much to blog about today. I have just been running around, being a busy girl! Have an even busier week ahead. The holidays are definitely on the way, and there is much to be done before the rush really starts.
A few days ago I listed a bunch of new Keys and Locks to the Etsy shop, and I am working on a necklace design using them, which I hope to finish soon. I shall leave you with this week's Extra links:
A Bead A Day
A surprise package of beads arrives and provides a week of fun on abeadaday! Jewelry Making
Tammy has another installment of Make It Merry this week.

Art Bead Scene
November is full of fairies at the Art Bead Scene. Come check out the inspiration painting for the monthly challenge!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a give-away offer on "the ugly necklace."

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy reflects on how to live life at a slower pace. Her reflections inspire a pair of earrings.

Jean Campbell
Jean finds her first piece of beadwork in a junk drawer and discusses how important it is to reinforce your work

Jewelry & Beading
Gorgeous jewelry designs by artist Paula Huckabay!

Katie's Beading Blog
Katie's combining resin, chain, and tubular peyote stitch in a project for Beadwork magazine - download the pdf for free!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Setting up a table at a craft can be daunting, but Lorelei put together a perfectly Vintage Chic display that will hopefully lure people in.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
In the spirit of the season, whereby "you can get nything you want" as in the famous Alice's Restaurant song by Arlo, you can get some fascinating things at Andrew Thornton's store. Great for holidays to come!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a necklace she made...for herself!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Using a hand-painted Russian pendant from, Andrew creates an enchanting response to Art Bead Scene's November prompt: Dadd's The Fairy Fellers' Master-Stroke.


  1. love your work! It's always fun and exciting to see the new things you come up with. good luck to you over the holidays!

  2. Oh man.... my bead diet just got a LOT harder! I absolutely love these. Do make something and show it off soon so that I can dream of the day when I can put one of these babies in my cart! Enjoy the day! Erin