Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day


Here's a little artwork from the Short One to help you celebrate your 4th of July (they're supposed to be fireworks, in case the SO's vision is a little too abstract for you). The SO is still a little young for fireworks (I wonder what he made of this art assignment, actually), but we did manage to spend some time playing in the sand at the beach, sliding down the big tornado slide (with Dad) at the local park and generally enjoying the fine weather outside. I hope your holiday (if you live in the U.S.) was equally happy. Here are the bead and jewelry links to help you through the rest of the weekend:

About.com Jewelry Making
Bronze metal clay is one the way! This new medium is the talk of the metal clay community right now.

Art Bead Scene
Whooo is the star of this week's The Trendy Bead?

Barbe Saint John
Steampunk? Learn a little more about gears and brass.

BeadStyle Magazine
Cathy Jakicic talks about Tammy Powley's new book and her gracious gift of a free project download for the BeadStyle.com community

Jewelry & Beading
Here's what to do with an ugly old elastic bracelet that never gets worn anymore!

Katie's Beading Blog
The Triple Take girls are at it again! Get a sneak peek at Katie's twinkle toes ballet flats for the August issue of Simply Beads.

Katie's Beading Blog
The Triple Take girls are at it again! Get a sneak peek at Katie's twinkle toes ballet flats for the August issue of Simply Beads.

Savvy Crafter
Stars and Stripes Charm Bracelet! Happy Fourth everyone!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
I was so delighted with how my interview with the fantastic Melissa J. Lee turned out! Come see!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her favorite recycled tools.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend.

3 comments:

Gladys said...

Hi Melissa
Loved the art work from the SO.He is really showing some talent there.Hope you all had a lovely 4th of july.

Tammy said...

I could totally tell they were fireworks. Fabulous!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Gladys! Despite our colds, we had a very nice weekend. Really, just having an extra day to spend as a family is so nice!

Thanks, Tammy! I think the SO is quite artistic personally, but I suppose no one in their right mind would call me unbiased...