Friday, August 15, 2008

Bead and Jewelry Link Love


These abstract pieces of, er, paper art are the Short One's very first attempts to make his own origami toys. He thinks they make great play moustaches and eyebrows (unibrows, that is, like Bert from Sesame Street). I think they make dashing hair ribbons and bowties. Call me a doting Mommy, but I think he shows great promise in this arena.

Here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links to help get you through the weekend:

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy gives you some tips and jewelry project ideas for designing and making jewelry you can wear to work, even if your job's atmosphere is super up-tight.

Art Bead Scene
Let your jewelry do the talking! Enter the Art Bead Scene's creative challenge!

BeadStyle Magazine

The staff shows off some of their favorite jewelry from the pages of BeadStyle magazine.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
Carter ponders the organization of beads in the Bead Trust booth, and shares some new projects!

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Make Jennifer's Long, Dangle-y, and Jangle-y Earring Project

Jewelry & Beading
Make a cigar box handbag...featuring beads, of course!

Katie's Beading Blog
Download one of Katie's projects over at Beading Daily. It's an icy confection of dichroic glass and matte seed beads.

Naughty Secretary Club
The Naughty Secretary Club book is finally here. If you love your jewelry kitschy proceed immediately to Jen's blog.

Salt Shaker Bead
Carmi turns an odd collectible into something wearable.

Strands of Beads
Melissa finds that it's still easy to be green in August

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

Gladys said...

I love the SO's origami making,( and his drawing )he obviously gets his artistic talent from his mum.Small children are so lovely.They are so eager to learn and are like little sponges as they soak up all the knowledge and copy what we do. Well done SO.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Gladys! The origami is still holding his interest, which I count as a plus. I was quite impressed that he found several entertaining uses for his little crumpled pieces of art!