October 18, 2010

Busy Days and Extra Links

Wow, what a crazy couple of days!  I had the Grand Rapids Bead Expo show on Saturday, which was fun (but a LONG day) and then Sunday we spent most of the beautiful warm day in the yard tearing out my old fence and digging up roots.  I had some help and the good company and conversation made the day and the work fly by.  Today, Alex and I went to Ikea to get my bedroom furniture, which he is carefully constructing now (he seems to enjoy it... he said it is like a giant puzzle!).  We also went to a huge antique mall and poked around there for a couple of hours.  Lots of good stuff packed into a couple of days there, huh?  I think tomorrow will be a quieter and calmer day and I can get a little caught up on orders and getting my Etsy shop back up and filled.  For now, I am going to pop some popcorn, enjoy some TV, and soon I will enjoy my new bedroom (and start to dream about the big decision of room paint colors!)  Anyway, I didn't have time to post Extra links this weekend, so I will post them now...
A Bead A Day
Are you inspired by food? Lisa would love to hear about your jewelry projects that were inspired by your favorite foods! 
 
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy finally "did" something with one of the Katiedids she received.  
 
Art Bead Scene
For the October Monthly Challenge, Art Bead Scene editor, Cindy Gimbrone chooses a piece of "jewelry" hanging on the front of New York City's Radio City Music Hall.  
 
Beading Arts
Sparkling rivoli's work up quickly into this beadwoven pendant! 
 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi takes a companies ribbon sampler and turns it into wearable art! 
 
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy needs some help in this week's Wednesday Wire, come take her poll to help her make a decision. 
 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie mixes new textures in ceramics and glass like resin to make new window inspired pendants. 
 
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is teaming up with designer Marie of Skye Jewels, on a collaboration project.  
 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is thrilled to host a book giveaway! The book is 30 Minute Necklaces, by the brilliant designer Marthe Le Van. There are 60 projects in this lovingly photgraphed book published by Lark to incite your creativity. Come see how you might be the lucky winner and get your copy! 
 
Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her piece "Words of Love" that was juried into the finals of the 2010 British Bead Awards 
 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Inspired by the Fall 2010 Pantone Color Report, Andrew creates a necklace for Artbeads.com's Colors of Fall designer gallery.

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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