Sunday, September 14, 2008

Bead and Jewelry Link Love

The Short One and I have been making paper mats. The SO doesn't quite yet have the coordination to weave the paper all by himself, but he still loves to try. At least it keeps him occupied from other things - like brooding over how he's not allowed to drive the family car (which has been a big complaint on his part this past week).

On other fronts, I spent some quality procrastination time updating my "What I'm Reading Now" list. You'll note that it's starting to feel a bit like Halloween here. Has anyone else read Mommy? by Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks and Matthew Reinhart? My friend Ingrid bought it for either me or the SO (I can't remember whose gift it was) a couple years ago. It's a wonderful pop-up book about a little boy in search of his mother. Along the way, he encounters and bests any number of monsters - a mummy, werewolf, vampire, etc. It's a great book. If you come across a copy, I highly recommend it.

I'm late, but here are your - still intriguing - bead and jewelry links for the week: Jewelry Making
Are you making Halloween jewelry? Or, is this holiday not a big jewelry time for you?

Art Bead Scene
Win prizes! The ABS Monthly Challenge is filigree.

Bead&Button Magazine
Ann Dee's looking for photos of QuinceaƱera jewelry to celebrate Bead&Button's 15 years

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Shining a Steamy Spotlight on suppliers that sell and make beads and findings that can be used to create steampunk jewelry styles

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Check out the progress being made on Jennifer's new studio

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi describes the process of putting together a multistrand necklace that features lots of wrapped-loop dangles.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to done!
Jean talks about the Bead a Day Calendar for 2009 in which she appears, and adds that she also uses Melanie of Earthenwood beads in one of her projects for it! See photos!

Strands of Beads
Melissa interviews lampworker and bead artist Sarah Moran

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