October 3, 2010

Weekend Break And Extra Links

This weekend I was able to manage a mostly weekend off, after a rough start.  We ended up going camping Friday and it was a wonderful afternoon and evening, but it rained all night and got really cold.  This was my first time tent camping in a LONG time, so the experience was a little intense for me... luckily I had Alex the camping expert taking care of it all.  After breakfast on Saturday morning, the rain didn't look like it was going to let up, so we packed up and spent the rest of the weekend going to antique shops and relaxing.  Lots of the antique vendors have old halloween stuff out and I love it!  I tried to take a few pictures with my Ipod Touch.  I got a pic of the cool neon green skeleton above but because I am still learning to use my Ipod, I accidentally took movies of the other items.  I figured I would turn lemons into lemonade and test it out as my first YouTube upload and blog post.  Hope you like it (all 2 seconds of it, lol)

Now that I have been through the YouTube steps, don't be surprised to see more videos from me in the future!  And I hope to photograph all the great antique stuff I got this weekend and share it this week.  I leave you today with this week's Extra Links:

A Bead A Day
Take a trip down "memory wire lane" as Lisa remembers discovering this versatile beading staple. 

About.com Jewelry Making
For those who like immediate gratification jewelry, there's a new line coming to your local Michael's called Trinkettes. 

Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene Carnival Bloggers write about renewal for September.  

Beading Arts
Auntie's Beads supplied some wonderful faux sea glass beads for Cyndi to use in a new design! 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi's new BELIEVE necklace starts out with a beaded embroidery. 

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
To badly paraphrase Shakespeare, "the ring's the thing!" 

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie mashes up two songs about school and growing up and uses it as inspiration for a mixed media necklace 

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei was able to watch a couple of cool videos from Ronna Sarvas Weltman, and reviews them this week on the blog 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a VERY cool DVD all about metal work, which is super great for beginners AND super inspiring for old hands at this type of jewelry creating and designing! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew has another great Thursday Giveaway! Find out how you can win a Halloween-themed Trick or Treat Trios set of flexible beading wire from Soft Flex Company!  

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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