May 23, 2010

Busy Weekend and Extra Links

...wishing for pretty blue skies today...
Here is one of the cloud pendants in seafoam with white bubbles. I really like this one and will probably stick to this format.  I will be listing it in the Etsy shop.

It's Sunday morning and I am looking forward to another day with friends.  Friday's Bachelorette party went well and the bride to be seemed to have a great time.  I did not win big at the casino, alas, but I had a good time.  I ended up getting my shipping and a bunch of work done on Saturday morning, which was unexpected!  Then I did the Road Rally with Alex and the boys, driving all over Rochester answering trivia and solving puzzles.  We took second place!  And more importantly, we raised money for charity.  YAY!  Today is the wedding work party so I am expecting to put random crafty skills to work to do the assorted things that need to be done.  It is looking like a beautiful day, so hopefully we can do some of the work outside while grilling food.  Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend!  Here are this week's Extra links:

A Bead A Day
Lisa explains her thoughts behind part 1 of a new bracelet project. Jewelry Making
Tammy recently took a trip to the Bahamas and discovered some souvenir pennies in her purse. They were so bright and shiny they had to be turned into jewelry.

Art Bead Scene
It's the fifth month anniversary of the ABS Carnival Blog! Come see how we've grown!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Take a jewelry class with me at CREATE!

Beading Arts
The new Rubber Glass silicone has inspired Cyndi to create some beginner projects!

Carmi's Art/Life World
In an effort to use all that she buys, Carmi repairs and recycles vintage metal from Paris.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy's starting a new feature on her blog - The Wednesday Wire! Come take a look!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A gift from a local potter starts Melanie on a new clay adventure: Raku!

Heather explores 23 days of inspiration as she gets ready for the Bead & Button Show. See how Van Gogh has inspired her through the years.

Jean Campbell
Jean's just full of travelogues, isn't she? This time she went to a Kansas bead retreat.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Voting has now opened in the Bead Star competition, come check out my 5 entries!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
The best wedding I never went to! My editor's incredibly romantic wedding -- Australian Beading Magazine

Strands of Beads
Like several of her esteemed colleagues, Melissa has a few pieces in the Bead Star competition to show off this week!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew has six finalists pieces in the Bead Star competition. Please take a moment to vote! 
Vote for your Bead Star Favorites! 

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 comment:

  1. I checked out the one about rubber and glass. Talk about impressive. Thanks for the links!