May 15, 2011

Studio Tour Sunday: Berkley Filigree

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I am sipping my coffee, collecting my thoughts, and preparing for another day at Rust Belt Market.  Yesterday was steadily busy and my painted charms from yesterday were a hit!  I have so many ideas running through my head these days because of this weekend market!  Today is bound to be slower, so I am bringing a lump of clay with me so I can make some bird charms for stock.  Gotta start stocking for Bead & Button.

Above is the "Berkley Filigree" necklace, which was a design I came up to show people what to do with the small porcelain link pairs that I have at the market.  These seem to confuse non-beaders, so I need to make more samples.  I made a bracelet yesterday and would like to do a pair of earrings, too. This necklace also makes good use of some of the larger pieces of filigree that I have collected over the years, and is one of the few pieces in my booth that uses my porcelain as an accent instead of a focal.

That's the news from my studio, here are some other bead blogger stories:

A Bead A Day
Do you ever miss a piece of jewelry you made as a gift? Lisa is contemplating creating a copy of the bracelet she made for her Mom for Mother's Day! 
 
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy is having fun with filigree and brass charms, which includes a new bracelet tutorial. 
 
Art Bead Scene
Want to personalize your jewelry designs? Here are some suggestions from the Art Bead Scene. 
 
Barbe Saint John
Barbe talks about Lark Books latest Call for Entries 
 
Beading Arts
Cyndi shares her method of making a charm necklace from a vintage button!  
 
Beads & Books
Michelle shares the pearl and crystal necklace she made for the Artbeads.com challenge.
 
  Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a new pendant to work with to create the copper rose necklace. 
 
  Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy's come up with a primary color variation on the double dip ring.
 
  Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
The Earthenwood Design Team has been hatching up some beautiful jewelry designs using Melanie's ceramic egg charms and pendants! 
 
  Resin Crafts!
To launch a week of pouring resin into bezels Carmi showcases two different floral techniques.
 
  Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean discusses the giveaways--Go for it!!!-- and the call for Entries from Lark Publishing Company 
 
  The Bead Dreamer
It's not always easy to get the length of a bracelet correct - especially if large beads are involved. Charlene shares a tool that can help.
 
  The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew debuts several new items in his Shop, including these NEW skeleton keys!


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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