July 4, 2011

Market Muse Medleys and Studio Sunday

I am calling these new hand selected bead mixes Market Muse Medleys. Oh how I love alliteration!
I thought it would be fun to make up some fun little assortments of things I have at my Rust Belt Market booth for those of you who can't visit me on the weekends.

The market was a little slow this weekend, probably because of the holiday.  It was also rather hot and I could tell today that people didn't have the energy to put creative effort into their purchases.  I could see them melting down and glazing over.  I was pleased to be in the cool air conditioned building, making beads, chatting with people, and making the occasional sale.  Not a bad Sunday.
That's what is going on here in my studio during the holiday weekend.  Click on some of these links to see what some of my beady friends have been up to lately:
A Bead A Day
Lisa takes a walk down memory lane, re-visiting some old jewelry stand-by's while preparing to design a new favorite piece.
About.com Jewelry Making
Get some red, white, and blue jewelry inspiration and ideas from these free jewelry tutorials. 
  Art Bead Scene
Here are some random bead related links for you to enjoy! 
Beading Arts
Are you clear on your goals for your bead and jewelry blog? Cyndi has rounded up some articles that are sure to help!  

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi works on a little bit of an antler for a surprising result!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
The Earthenwood Design team is serving up lots of sweet jewelry treats! 
  Resin Crafts!
This week there is a special piece featuring a mold and a resin pour! 
  Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a GREAT Beaducation DVD on soldered rings and bezels and also announces a giveaway from Beaducation of a DVD of the winner's choice just for liking Beaducation's blog! What's not to like?
The Bead Dreamer
Charlene features a young jewelry artisan and snags a pretty sweet pair of earrings in the process. 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Exciting news! Andrew launches his FIRST ever Reader's Challenge! The Design Kit for July features summery shades of green and lots of art beads!  

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. I love these medleys! Right up my "no orphan (bead) left behind" mission. And alliteration is awesome too!
    Enjoy the day, Miss Melanie!

  2. It's very nice. I like the key one to put in my necklace.