October 24, 2010

New Fence and Extra Links

I spent the rest of yesterday recovering from the craziness of the new fence installation.  It looks so amazing!  I love it...

I was afraid it would make the yard feel smaller but it actually makes it look bigger.  Or maybe just more defined.  I can actually see the space and comprehend it!  I see now that I have a blank slate of a yard, with about 5 trees that badly need some pruning.  We did a little of that today and cleaned up the back fence so all the weeds are gone.  I just better be ready to get started on something in the spring before everything wants to pop back up!
  I have a few smaller home projects going on now, but the big stuff is done, and I need a break from more big house project stuff.  I need to get these last things finished up (paint the kitchen windowsill, hang up the shelving and artworks I recently bought, paint the bedroom) so I can concentrate on the holidays.

So overall, a very productive weekend!  Hope yours was great.  Here are this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Need help embracing seasonal change? Lisa uses a bit of swarovski sparkle to make the leap!

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy has a collection of crafting Halloween project ideas as well as an adorable monster pin for you. 
Art Bead Scene
A free jewelry project by ABS Editor, Cindy Gimbrone. 
Barbe Saint John
Barbe 's finally a Cover Girl! 
Beading Arts
Are you interested in adding found objects to your bead embroidery? Cyndi has just released the fourth chapter of her e-book, which shows you how to go wild! 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi whips up a new necklace with a "Day of the Dead" theme. 
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
It's time to get educated and Cindy provides some stats along with rainbows.  

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Check out the goodies Melanie found at an antique mall...What would you craft with these items that are full of history?
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is teaming up with designer Erin Siegel, to write their first beading book! Come on over and learn how you can sign up to submit work for the book! 
  Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has contributed a one of a kind jewelry piece which she made to help raise funds for Andrew Thornton's medical bills. She is delighted to help, on behalf of her family. Please come and see the piece and consider bidding. Thanks so much! 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Three of Andrew's necklaces are amongst the gorgeous finalists in Soft Flex Company's "Flex Your Creativity Beading Contest". Check out all of the Steampunk-inspired designs and VOTE today!

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. You know what I love about you? How you can translate what is happening in your life into these little mini mementos. Those fence posts look like little crosses which makes me love them even more.
    Enjoy the day, Melanie!