January 30, 2011

Studio Tour Sunday: Bead Soup Ingredients

It's been another busy week with lots going on.  One of the fun things that happened is that I received my Bead Soup ingredients from Melissa Rediger of MJRbeads.  Melissa is a lampwork bead maker and she sent one of her beads along with some co-ordinating beads and findings, for me to play with.  The Bead Soup reveal isn't for a couple of weeks, so I have time, but I wanted to show you what she sent me.  Check out Melissa's website and blog and facebook fan page to learn more about her.
That's just one of the many things going on in my studio,  check out these links in this week's studio tour:

A Bead A Day
Lisa continues to hammer happy thoughts into wood jewelry pieces over at A Bead A Day Blog!  
About.com Jewelry Making
Sign up for this fun e-course themed around "love." Perfect for the up-coming Valentine's Day holiday. 
Art Bead Scene
Believe it or not, sometimes an Art Bead Scene editor just can't come up with the right words. 
Beading Arts
Cyndi put the finishing touches on her beaded postcards! 
Beads & Books
Michelle reviews a "top 20" list of craft tools from Martha Stewart and compares it to what's in her own studio. 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a very soft and warm felted bead necklace. 
Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy has chosen one single word to keep her creative juices flowing. What do you think it is? 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Bang, bang, bang! Melanie makes another Response Saturday post featuring the loud sound of texturing hammers on metal. 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews Tammy Powley's amazing new book, The Complete Guide to Jewelry Making--what a thorough and terrific teaching guide and inspirational powerhouse for designers!  
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Can you feel it? Andrew is on the verge of many big projects with limitless possibilities ahead!

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. That soup looks super yummy. I especially like that focal. Gorgeous!

  2. OMG!! I'm loving that glass bead!