April 11, 2010

Bead Cruise 2011 and Extra Links

 Today I am feeling kinda bleh and achy.  I am day dreaming about those warm relaxing days I spent on the beach during the Bead Cruise in January, and I wanted to tell you about the next one that is being planned.  I won't be there, but I can tell you from experience that it is an amazing vacation for bead lovers!  I had so much fun and would totally recommend it!  Here are the details:
March 27th we’ll set sail from Galveston, Texas for 7 nights of beads, friends and fun!  We'll sail on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas to Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica. 
Instructors include Dallas Lovett, Melinda Barta, Tracy Stanley, Heather Powers, Beverly Herman and Marcia DeCoster! 

All the fun of a luxury cruise combined with a great bead retreat.  Classes, workshops, nightly open beading sessions, a cocktail party, gift bags, door prizes, a bead bazaar and more!

Registration opens April 10th! Space is very limited.  Visit www.beadcruise.com for more information.

 And here are this week's Extra Links:

 A Bead A Day
Do you have a knack for using unusual odds and ends in your jewelry designs? Lisa is looking for ideas if you have a minute to stop by!

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy looks at easy metal jewelry making this week on her blog.

Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor, Cindy Gimbrone asks the readers to weigh in on where she should go next.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has found a *lot* of seed bead tutorials lurking in her blog's archives!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi makes a jacket pin in order to justify another crafty purchase.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy follows her heart and stripz and makes some new beads.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A mix of brassy metal components and chain from ArtBeads.com inspires Melanie to make a springtime woodland owl necklace.

Jean Campbell
Jean shares yet another travelogue. This time, it's Portland, one of her new favorite cities.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Designing jewelry that is unique can be hard. Lorelei got some cute Signature tags recently and shows them off in this post.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Jean emphasizes the importance of checking out the auction of gorgeous treasures from tons of artists which is being held for Michele Goldstein, lampwork artist, organized in a stunning way on Ebay by Anne Mitchell and Gail Crosman Moore! It is not too late to bid on something amazing!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew hosts another Thursday Giveaway! This time, the prize comes courtesy of LillyPilly Designs!

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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