September 26, 2010

Old and New Lumber

 I made this collage of some newly listed Lumber Components that I just listed in my Etsy shop.  Thanks to Lorelei for her wonderful tutorial on the Art Bead Scene blog on making collages in Picassa.  It was very helpful... I have been wanting a tool like this for a long time.
  While I am creating new faux wood items, I am also digging away at destroying real and old wooden things.  Look at my victory over one of the root balls that was standing in the way of my new fence plans!

Here are this week's Extra links:
 
A Bead A Day
What does your Monday jewelry look like? Do you find you grab more sparkle for an added boost? 
 
About.com Jewelry Making
Are you trying to pinch those pennies when it comes to making jewelry? Here are some ideas to help you out. 

Art Bead Scene
This week we have a Monthly Challenge treasury to share and inspire you.  
 
Barbe Saint John
Bead Chic by Margot Potter Book Review and Giveaway 
 
Beading Arts
Have you seen what you can do with macrame? Don't think hemp, think colorful and modern! 
 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Another felted and beaded pendant is turned into a necklace by Carmi.
 
  Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
This week's Wednesday Wire is all about the rings. 
 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie faces her fears of home improvement by relating it to her beloved jewelry crafts. 
 
Katie's Beading Blog
Katie's dreaming up jewelry projects inspired by the season. Leave a comment for a chance to win a Beads, Baubles & Jewels DVD! 
 
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei and Nancy Schindler paired up for a beading challenge, check out the results here! 
 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews the amazing tutorial, Color Drenched Metal, by Shannon LeVart, which is available at Shannon's Etsy Shop: missficklemedia. This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for eager designers to learn how to patinate a variety of metals in gorgeous, vivid colors!  
 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
To celebrate his birthday, Andrew hosts a week of giveaways! Five days! Five giveaways!

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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