Recently Michelle Mach, editor of Beading Daily, asked me to discuss why I enjoy working with leather cord. Her lovely article, "6 Ideas for Using Cord, Ribbon, and Other Stringing Materials", was published today (you have to be a member of Beading Daily to read it, but registration is free), including my quote and a link to this blog. Of course, it's occurred to me, ironically, that I haven't posted a photo of anything using leather cord recently, so I thought I'd run this photo of my simple koi necklace again. Out of all of the necklaces I've designed in the past year, this is one of the 2-3 I actually wear myself. (I dress completely like a soccer mom these days, and this necklace works as well with a tee shirt and jeans as it does with anything dressier.) Anyway, thank you, Michelle, for including me in your - as always! - informative article.
Here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links to help you get through your weekend:
About.com Jewelry Making Art shows and sites like Ebay and Etsy are packed full of jewelry makers. When is enough enough or too much? Are there too many of us?
Art Bead Scene The Art Bead Scene editors are a busy bunch! Read what they've been up to.
Art Jewelry Magazine Robert Dancik's work is featured in the September 2008 issue of Art Jewelry magazine. Check out his project in the magazine, then watch the video on the Art Jewelry web site.
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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