February 14, 2010

Valentines and Extra Links

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I am spending the weekend up in Marquette, Michigan with my sweetie.  I am writing this on Saturday afternoon from the hotel, where Alex is napping, tired from the 8 hour drive here.  There is a snowdrift outside my window that is almost as tall as me, but I am warm and cozy inside, with the lure of a steamy hot tub down the hallway.  I am just working on some blog and etsy stuff until he wakes up. I plan to list a bunch of new resin pieces in the Etsy shop soon, in preparation for the Ice Resin Blog Hop that starts tomorrow.  Stop back next week to see all new work!  Here are this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Need a quick gift or new piece of jewelry for work tomorrow? You can't miss with black Econoflex Softflex wire!
About.com Jewelry Making
Ever thought of applying for a jewelry making grant? If so, here is news about how to do so as well as some important tips to follow.
Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene Unveils the February Monthly Challenge - Luna Park by Vestie Davis.
Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Avoiding work by showing off some new jewelry pieces and other eye candy
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi attempts to explain how one necklace turns into two.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
An addition to the Grunge Bead Series - Grunge Faux Bois!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows off the necklace she made for the Bead Soup Party: a delicious blend of stone, pearls, glass, ceramic, and brass ingredients.
Jean Campbell
Jean did a little product scouting in Tucson...check out her favorite finds!
Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi has a great giveaway going on: TWO gift certificates for Murano glass jewelry!!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
The connection you can have with a customer, is a treasure. Collaborating on a necklace, Lorelei and JoAnn create a wonderful keepsake.
Snap Out of It Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Book review by jean: feel like learning new techniques? Try this new text with fab photos!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Using components from Artbeads.com, Andrew creates a Valentine's Day worthy necklace named, "Not Without". 

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.


  1. Your bezels are GREAT. Love 'em.

  2. I really like this heart charm.. really unusual and very vintage!

  3. Wow..Awesome ! beautiful ! I have no words for this pendant. My this valentine gift for my girl friend is pending. I would like to buy the same for her. Can you please tell me how can i buy it ?