May 17, 2011

Beads 2011, Vintaj Art Bead Parter, and Art Bead Scene Giveaway

 Everything is coming up Lumber lately! This necklace design of mine called Carpenters Keepsake, was used as a project in the Interweave Press special issue Beads 2011!  I look forward to this issue all year long!  It is filled with the greatest new jewelry components, many from artists like myself.  When I was asked to design something for this issue, I wanted something full of cool beads!  In addition to my Lumber components and EarthenOxide keys, I have used components from Saki Silver, Colliebug, MissFickleMedia, and Tierracast.  Some of my very favorite things, and they work so well together!
My friends over at Vintaj have made me the first Art Bead Partner of the month!  They have chosen items from my Lumber series and their design theme of the month is Rustic Barn.  They have really gone all out... there is a Giveaway of my beads paired with some awesome Vintaj stuff, and there are a bunch of great examples in their inspirational Idea Gallery (search for rustic barn)! I am really excited to be a part of this... Thanks Vintaj!

Speaking of giveaways, Art Bead Scene just announced a huge giveaway in celebration of the Beads 2011 special issue today.  A big old pile of art beads(including one of my Lumber Escutcheons) from some of the best bead artists can be yours... click on over and check it out on the Art Bead Scene blog.

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. WOOHOO! It is a banner month for all things Earthenwood, isn't it? You deserve the kudos for making some of the most unique things out there. And that lumber keyhole is AWESOME! I may have gazed at it a bit too much. ;-)
    Enjoy the day!

  2. This is great! You and vintaj are like peanut butter and jelly - Congrats!

  3. This is wonderful news and your necklace is glorious! Yay for Melanie!