Here's the Short One's and my week in a nutshell. Paper, paper and more paper. We used up so much origami over the past few days, that I had to phone around locally for stores carrying more (we ultimately found a big kit on sale at Borders - 200 sheets + booklet for $9.99). I also took the precaution of ordering a bunch from a mail-order Japanese book store.
The SO now has enough colorful paper boats to command an armada. It's been quite useful for practicing numbers greater than thirty, but I've had to find increasingly larger shoeboxes to store them all! (He wasn't all that keen on the frog, but the paper flowers were also a big hit.)
Here are your jewelry and beading links to get you through the weekend:
About.com Jewelry Making If you are looking for some super easy methods for promoting your jewelry business, here are some no-brainer ideas for you.
Art Bead Scene Pass us a cold drink because a heat wave engulfs Studio Saturday!
Barbe Saint John Doing a big arts & crafts show? Here are some tips to help make it go smoother.
BeadStyle Magazine Alison Libby is BeadStyle's guest blogger this week. Check out her first post and leave a comment about how you started beading.
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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