March 11, 2012

Bead Bonanza and Studio Tour Sunday

 I had a rocking day at the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild's Bead Bonanza!  It's one of my favorite shows... I have rarely missed one in probably about 15 years now.  The shoppers are some of my favorite people and its always great to see everyone.
 I had a nice response to my display and my new pendants.  Of course, people were still looking for the classics, but I didn't bring many of them.  That's mostly kept on the website and I like to bring the new stuff with me to shows.  It got me thinking about Bead & Button though, which is something I need to start thinking about.  I think I will need to make a good effort of mixing new and classic designs a little better as I start up production for the Big B&B in June.  I actually felt a little bit of excitement thinking about it...
I was really pleased with my sales which were WAY more than expected considering what a beautiful day it was today.  I am very happy!

That's the news from my studio this week...here is what some of my fellow beady friends are doing:

 
   A Bead A Day
If you have ever made a piece of jewelry that could magically transform your mood for the better, Lisa would love to hear about it!

About.com Jewelry Making
This month's feature jewelry designer is the savvy and talented Margot Potter.

Art Bead Scene
A rustic Van Gogh painting with bits of earthy color are this month's source of inspiration for the monthly challenge

Beading Arts
Every March, Cyndi celebrates "Seed Bead Month". Do you have some seed bead work you'd like to share?

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie starts the month by drawing inspiration from fantastical forest places

Resin Crafts!
This week we feature a very unique way to use resin as a glue.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean writes about Day 8 of the Fusion Beads 30 Day Challenge and Beadist Kim Miles plays an amazing, remarkable part

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew finally catches up and posts some snapshots from this year's BIG event in Tucson!


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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