Here's a little abstract art from the Short One. Not bad, eh? Markers are still a special privilege in our house (and to be honest, it bothers the SO that the ink stains on his hands don't wash off immediately), so he takes advantage of the opportunity to create art with them whenever it's presented. This was the result of a creative session at the local children's museum a few days ago.
Here's some bead and jewelry link love to help you get through your weekend:
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy declares, Red Brass Rocks! Consider red brass wire as an alternative to gold-filled if you have been put off by the price.
Jewelry & Beading Make a bright and breezy knotted turquoise necklace for the summer!
Linda Augsburg at BeadStyle Magazine It's better than a backstage pass! Check out BeadStyle's open house, all-access pass this weekend. And get links to Bead&Button and Art Jewelry's open houses as well!
Naughty Secretary Club Read Jen’s wrap up report of her adventures at the BEA convention. Actual copies of Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry were spotted!
Strands of Beads Melissa discusses the curious byways down which inspiration leads us and is, herself, inspired by Shakespeare
Oh, and by the way, Bead & Button, BeadStyle Magazine and Art Jewelry are all having an Open House this weekend on their websites. Features that are usually restricted to subscribers and registered users are open to the general public this weekend, so be sure to check out those sites!! I hope everyone is having a good Saturday. See you on Monday.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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