July 11, 2010

Summer Love and Extra Links

I did lots of yardwork this weekend.  Nothing fun like planting flowers like these pretty flower beads from Art Beads.  Weeds and dirt and mulch and stuff.  Yuck!  Hard work!  I'm tired now, but I wanted to do a quick blog post.
I also spent some time beading over the last two days.  I made at least five pieces!  I made three pieces using the charms and summery beads shown in today's blog post, all from Art Beads!  I'll be showing those off over the next three days, so come back to see my summer inspired designs!

  I'm planning to relax for the evening with some summery drinks.  I bought banana and coconut rum, and Alex is on his way over from a long day at work, so cold fruity drinks are in order tonight!  Here are this week's Extra links:
 
A Bead A Day
If you are a fan of turning flea market finds into shabby chic treasures, stop by A Bead A Day to help Lisa with ideas for using a bead reminiscent of an antique treasure. 

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy has been thinking about Christmas in July this week, starting with beaded ornament covers.  
 
Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene offers up a unique inspiration piece for July. Stop by and take the ABS Challenge!  

Beading Arts
Cyndi wants to know: what does your work say about YOU?
 
Carmi's Art/Life World
A Napoleon themed medallion is this week's resin project with Carmi! 
 
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
This week's Wednesday Wire is in the mood - in the mood to make something special so she turns to a fabulous tutorial.  
 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie reviews some of the Song Lore pieces she has finished in the first half year of the project. 
 
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei was a participant in the first Designer Challenge at the Art Bead Scene. Come over and see what she made with her Humblebeads! 
 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
This book review by Jean discusses making fabulous earrings in 30 minutes flat! How cool is that? 
 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Honoring a friend who passed away, Andrew hosts a necklace auction on his blog to raise money for a good cause. 
 
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. OOOOOhhhhhhh.....love the flower beads!!! I might die if I don't get some....sale ends tomorrow. Rotten of you to do this to me!!! (sticks tongue out) ;)

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