Friday, August 29, 2008

Bead and Jewelry Link Love

Yes, it's that time of the week again (TGIF!). I'm afraid this isn't a great photo (I had trouble getting the whole thing in frame). The Short One's grandmother made this for the SO (you will see that he added his own personal touch in red along the bottom) when she was here earlier this summer. She meant it to be a play mat for his fleet of origami boats. The SO wasn't interested at all in pirates or the high seas when she drew it, but boy is he ever now. He goes around the house snarling "Arrr!" in an appropriately menacing (but inevitably cute) way.

Anyway, all of this has caused me some panic, as I was not intending to make him a pirate's costume for Halloween. This may all change, now, if I can figure out how to manage it within two months, knitting only in the wee hours of the night. Or perhaps I'll just give up and buy one. I don't know. That just seems like cheating, especially when the costumee (is that a word?) in question is not clamoring for a store-bought costume (actually, he's not clamoring for a costume at all, but I'm sure he'll enjoy it once the holiday comes around).

On other fronts, the Husband is taking some vacation days next week, so I'll be on a blogging break. I'll return on Tuesday, September 9th. I hope everyone in the U.S. who reads this has a great Labor Day. In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links to get you through the holiday weekend:

Art Bead Scene
Thinking about selling your jewelry and craft items? Get the scoop on opening an Etsy Shop.

BeadStyle goes back to school
Check out BeadStyle's new Beading Parties, free projects, and links to friends

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses ribbon to really embellish resin pendants.

Jewelry & Beading
A spiraling peyote stitch tube using beads of different sizes creates a beautiful centerpiece.

Katie's Beading Blog
Take a peek at the latest additions to Katie's bead stash, including: "vegetable ivory," Venetian glass, raku pottery and more!

Strands of Beads
Melissa finds Very Useful Items at American Science & Surplus

Take care!


Christina J. said...

Have a nice blogging break!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Christina!

Suzann Wilson said...

Loved your article on American Science and Surplus. Going there is such a kick! Are you in the Chicago area? Enjoy your break!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks Suzann! It's a great store, isn't it? I used to be but now live a little further north... Happy Labor Day!