March 7, 2010

Test Windows and Extra Links

I made these little test links to go along with the heart pendants from yesterday.  I plan to pour resin into the little windows of some of the hearts... but I wanted to test it on something else, just in case it doesn't work as well as I hope it will.  I think I will try a clear one with some gears and bits in it, some tinted resin, and some with transparent imagery.  I really love the way these "tests" turned out, and I think they have potential to be some kind of toggle clasp, too.  Even without resin, I love them, so I think I will make more soon.

I spent the afternoon at the theater, seeing a wonderful performance of Jekyll and Hyde.  It was marvelous!  Tonight, I am watching the Oscars and working on taxes.  Fun night!  Here are this week's Extra links for your evening's entertainment...
 A Bead A Day
Want to stand out from across a crowded room? These Electric Sparkly Beads ought to do the trick! Jewelry Making
Turn a little hand-dyed ribbon and shell pendant into a trendy jewelry piece you'll wear with almost everything in your closet.

Art Bead Scene
Got cabin fever? ABS has some beady suggestions so you can get out of the house.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe is avoiding work by showing some pics of recently made creations.

Beading Arts
Cyndi is running a contest on Beading Arts, and the prize is an absolutely free advertisement!

Carmi's Art/Life World
A new spring challenge from means Carmi has a new brooch!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Squee! Rings N Things sends shell pearls which Cindy mixes with her single color lampwork beads.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Ferris wheels, carnivals, and comedians inspire a new Song Lore Saturday post for Melanie

Katie's Beading Blog
Surf on over to Katie's blog for ideas about making your own chain, layering components, and easy earrings.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
The answers still hold true in this interview that Lorelei had with herself back in 2008.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Jean made a necklace for a relative. Of course, it had to be perfect. Therefore she turned to Kazuri Beads!

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.

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