October 10, 2010

Crackles and Extra Links

Had a good day at the Bead Bonanza show today.  Not my best day of sales, but it was unseasonably warm out today and I think everyone was out playing instead of bead shopping.  Oh well, I have another bead show on Saturday in Grand Rapids.  I am pretty tired tonight, but I wanted to do a quick blog to show some of the crusty crackly hearts that came out of the kiln this week that I have fallen in love with, as well as sharing this week's Extra Links:
A Bead A Day
Interested in 3 free online issues of Bead Trends Magazine? Lisa shares the details here and all it takes is a little facebook time.  
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy has three new jewelry tutorials that incorporate fall jewelry colors. 
Art Bead Scene
Always looking to inspire, Art Bead Scene offers up another fabulous finding to use in your handmade artist bead designs! 
Beading Arts
Are you an animal lover? Cyndi designs a piece to remind her about the importance of slowing down and making time for the small ones in our life! 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi fashions a new choker out of felt and a spectacular yard of ribbon.
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Sewing is the hottest trend in crafting. Cindy shows how she incorporates sewing into her jewelry designs in this week's Wednesday Wire. 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie picks up some treasures during an antique shopping weekend, some of which will be useful for craftiness! 
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is hosting a beading challenge using some cool beads from Michaels, read the post to and learn how to participate! The More the Merrier! 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
What inspires you? That is a question very near to Jean's heart. Therefore the latest competition from Artbeads is very exciting to Jean and will be to YOU, too! Furthermore, you could win five hundred dollars in beads! Check it out on Jean's blog!  
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew hosts another great Thursday Giveaway! This week, you could win five, seasonally-inspired, fine silver charms from Melissa J. Lee!

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. I love the crackle finish on these hearts. But even more than that, I love the way you styled the picture. Muy fabuloso! (Don't quote me on that. No hablo Espanol.)
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Loved the crackle on the windows but love it even more on the hearts! Beautiful :)

  3. Oh yes, I definitely need one of those hearts... they look like they would be perfect with silvered ivory lampwork beads! :)