January 10, 2010

Giveaway Winners, Bead Soup, and Extra Links

I am awake now and feeling much more refreshed! Now I can pick the giveaway winners! Thank you all for participating! And here are the winners:

Boot~C is the winner of the Rings and Things heart and coral giveaway!

Alli is the winner of the Art Beads Gift Certificate giveaway!

Winners, please email me at earthenwood at gmail.com by the end of this week with your mailing address. Boot~C, I will mail your beads to you. Alli, I will forward your info to Art Beads, who will send you the gift certificate. Thanks so much!

Something that I found from some of my online beady friends is a fun challenge that Lori Anderson is organizing. It's a Bead Soup Party! I added myself to the list and am very excited to participate. I am not sure what kind of package of goodies I will gather up to send out, and who knows what kind of bead soup I will get, but it should be fun and something to look forward to for when I return from the Cruise. Today's the last day to enter, so click on over there if you want to join up.

I have a busy day ahead. I have kits to finish and beads to glaze. I plan to spend time with Alex and go shopping for an inexpensive camera to take on my trip. Much to do!

Here are this week's Extra Links.

A Bead A Day
If you are looking for some unique findings to use in your valentine jewelry (or Twilight jewelry), Lisa uses some interesting domed filligree pieces to house a bright red mysterious bead.

About.com Jewelry Making
Artfire, Zibbet, Etsy, which of these is the right selling venue for your jewelry?

Art Bead Scene
ABS Rewind: Art Bead Scene isn't just about art beads, it's about artist made buttons too!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Demon Monkeys appear in Carmi's projects this week.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's made a New Year's resolution to clean out the studio with a January clearance sale!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie starts the new year with a new source of inspiration... a project she calls Song Lore.

Jean Campbell
Jean is sharing stories and images this week about her stops in CA. Monterey brought the most creative inspiration of all.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi has started a new series, called "What would you do" to discuss some of the sticky dilemmas we face in jewelry making.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Looking for just the right clasp? Lorelei reviews a few from Artbeads.com.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean meets a cool new friend who offers us a great jewelry teaching site!

Strands of Beads
Melissa is the author of Softflex Company's Spotlight On...Article for January 2010

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
A luminous Golden Cloud Series Basha Bead inspires Andrew to create a bracelet ready to take flight!

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Thanks, when I signed up last night(@ the last minute) I told my niece how cute some bracelets would be from the heart beads, so I guess I know what I'm doing w/ those!