September 12, 2011

Studio Tour Links and Update

 I had a good weekend at Rust Belt this past weekend and am looking ahead for a very busy weekend ahead.  There are two art fairs going on in Ferndale, right on the streets, so we are bound to see a lot more traffic.  We will have extended market hours and I have been busy making a lot of pendants for the weekend, plus the etsy shop.  I have also been getting my custom and wholesale orders done, like the windows above, which were a special request.  Whew, so yeah, it's busy, but it feels like a GOOD busy at last, instead of a crazy busy that I have been experiencing lately (unexpected emergencies and other surprises keep popping up on me, but hopefully that's done now.  *please!*)

That's the newest news with me.  Click on the links below to see what some of my bead blogger friends have going on...
A Bead A Day
Have you ever come across an unusual or hard to identify bead? Lisa is looking for help with a mysterious plastic bead. Jewelrymaking
Fly away with some steampunk inspiration after reading this new pin tutorial. 

Beading Arts
Cyndi figures out how to showcase a wonderful lampwork glass pendant and shares the steps with you!

Beads and Books
Michelle creates jewelry with the new Rusty Black metal finish from B'Sue Boutiques.

Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy's got some business advice for you - from one threadkiller to another!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie reviews a gorgeous new metalsmithing book called Hot Connections

Resin Crafts
Resin Crafts has a post featuring back to school pencils in resin!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean just can't ever get over the stunning beauty created by her British pal, Emma Ralph! if you don't know about Emma, you have a real treat in store!

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene shows how a little paint and an old book make an excellent prop for jewelry photography.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Recently, Andrew was interviewed by Kelli Burns of The Hole Bead Shop. Check out the first installment of the interview!

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.