December 19, 2010

Last Day for Holiday Shipping and Extra Links

 Well, it *was* a goal to get lots of jewelry listed in my etsy shop this year, but I didn't mean to do it so late.  Oh well, better late than never!  I have some momentum built up now, so I hope to fill the shop up with jewelry early in the New Year while I am working on my website and developing new products.  I've got Big Plans!
 One of the items I added is this Wooden Door necklace, which was very popular early in the year.  It came along with the launch of my Lumber components and I had requests for the necklace itself.  It took me all fall to collect all the parts at antique stores (the key pendant) and bead shows.
  Along with the new items, I have been listing items that have been published over the years, like this Alchemical Nightingale necklace.  This is one of the first things I made with Vintaj brass and is very likely the first thing I had published that used it.  This beauty was in the April 2008 issue of Simply Beads Magazine.

Just a reminder that there is free gift wrapping and US priority upgrade in the Earthenwood Galleria until tomorrow afternoon.  I am doing the last of my holiday shipping tomorrow, so time is running out.  I shall leave you today with this week's Extra Links:
A Bead A Day
If you are interested in chainmaille, Lisa had the opportunity to host Blue Buddha Boutique's, Rebeca Mojica, as she kicks off her virtual book tour for "Chained". Jewelry Making
Tammy reviews an innovative new web-based magazines from Interweave. 
Art Bead Scene
It's the ABS annual Twelve Days of free art bead jewelry projects! Stop by and try out the Jingle Berry Lariat! 
Beading Arts
How about an entire month of fast and easy tutorials for handmade jewelry gifts? 
Beads & Books
Michelle shares ideas for beaded napkin rings to decorate your holiday table. 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmis makes a button pin much more attractive with a felted background!
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Inspired by the snow on the ground, Cindy created a new ring - the Flurry Flower! 
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei has moved her bead studio, yet again!  
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is delighted to present one of her latest book reviews of a remarkable book called 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs. Come and immerse yourself in the fascination of the heights which can be achieved using this medium through the brilliance of a collection of fantastic jewelry designers! 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Want to win some luscious lucite components from The Hole Bead Shoppe? Seize your chance in this week's Thursday Giveaway! 

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.