January 31, 2010

Extra Links and Sampler Necklace

Just a quick post today, as I am getting ready to list a few special requests on Etsy before heading to the glaze room to work.  Above, is a picture of a necklace I made on the cruise, in which I used some of the leftover sampler parts from my class demo. I wore it one night, and the little side components were too sharp and itchy, so I have to redo it, but I figured I could show it here before I change it.  This one might end up as a project submission for a magazine.  I did enjoy making the little sampler pieces in my classes on the cruise, and I think that if I came up with a bunch of little sampler bits that students could join together, it would make for a fun class.

Not much else to say... I have been cleaning my glaze room and getting caught up on stuff... nothing very exciting lately!  I have lots of ideas, so I am excited to get started when I can steal some time.  I better get moving, so I will leave you today with some Extra links:
A Bead A Day
Is it too early to "think spring" or will that make it get here faster? Lisa used her Soft Flex Trios in an attempt to hurry spring along.

About.com Jewelry Making
Are you ready to load up on some Valentine's jewelry tutorials? Are you even making jewelry for this holiday?

Art Bead Scene
Meet the pretty girl with lots of brains plus a whole lotta soul!

Carmi's Art/Life World
After a week at CHA Carmi chooses the sweater surgery necklace as her favorite event.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Instead of biting her fingernails down to the nub, Cindy makes Grunge Beads!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie looks to the skies for the inspiration for some new cloud carvings

Jean Campbell
Jean met up with two very cool artists this week: Gorgeous wool designs (including wool beads!); wonderful women.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is so happy that the third year of the Bead Journal Project has started. This year, she's making a bead embroidered bracelet for each month of the project.

Snap out of it, Jean, There's beading to be done!
book review by jean: here's a cool title, harking back to the 60s...Crunchy Granola Charm eBook by Yvette Doss !

Strands of Beads
Melissa creates a new necklace design using cute heart beads from Rings & Things

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be purchased at her Etsy shop and her jewelry and gifts can be purchased in her Etsy Galleria.

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