April 1, 2012

Studio Tour Sunday and Travelogue Inspiration Update


Hey, it's the first day of a new month!  I gotta say, I am pretty happy with the results of my Travelogue challenge of last month.  I made several new pieces inspired by Woodland places.  I wish I had integrated the ideas and inspiration more with the world of fantasy, as I originally intended, but I am glad that I have several new designs and a new kit that came out of the inspiration that I did have.  I think for April I will continue along with something similar to woodland places, which is Pond Life.I can see myself making some new lillypads and watery creatures from that inspiration. We'll see where that takes me...

That's my inspiration for the day.  Check out what is inspiring some of my beady friends with this week's studio links:
 
A Bead A Day
Ahh, butterflies! If not outside yet, you can use them in jewelry to admire their beauty. Lisa is sharing a work of art butterfly bead! 

About.com Jewelry Making
Is it time to return to the jewelry classroom? If so, here are some suggestions for you. 
 
Art Bead Scene
Heather provides a beautifully sunny forecast for summer's jewelry making trends! 
 
Beading Arts
Cyndi wraps up "Seed Bead Month" with a look back at tutorials in the Beading Arts archives, from easy beginner projects to more challenging ones! 
 
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has turned a vintage watch face into a bracelet component. 
 
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie pairs some new woodland inspired components with gorgeous chain from Fusion Beads 
 
Resin Crafts!
Black and white resin looks beautiful!
 
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has two cool offerings for you to check out today! See her blog for a fab new book and of course the challenge she is in!  
 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares the inspiration behind a few of his new pieces, recently added to his store!


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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