Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bead and Jewelry Link Love

I'm currently engaged in the holiday tradition of trying to take a cute photo of the Short One for Christmas cards - it's been very uphill going (also a tradition). While I was flipping through old photos, desperately looking for one I could use instead of the gazillion I took this weekend that came out blurry (the SO is quite fast on his feet these days), I came across this photo. It won't do for holiday cards, of course, but I still find it kind of appealing. The SO was playing with his little Playmobil figures right after we had our new windows installed. I'm still not sure if the people are admiring our windows or trying to see out of them, but I thought the whole installation had a lot of character.

So, everyone have their Christmas shopping done yet? Should we change the subject?

How about a few intriguing bead and jewelry links?

Art Bead Scene has a deal for you!
Got $10? Then you can make lovely home decor with art buttons and beads!

Brilliant Crystal Jewelry 2
Get the scoop on this special issue from Bead&Button Magazine

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
Carter ponders her love of color and the meanings behind the colors we love

Katie's Beading Blog
Make your own jewelry sets in minutes with these projects that are perfect for gifting.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean, an "Amazon top 1000 reviewer" pens her thoughts concerning Melinda Barta's new custom jewelry making book!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
The mythic riddler-of-old prompts Andrew to find Sphinx Inspired jewelry components. Jewelry Making
Thinking of ways to sign your jewelry art? How about a metal stamp? Even better, how about a cool sale Tammy found out about on metal stamps and jewelry tags?

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe reviews Tammy Powleys Making Designer Mixed Media and Memory Jewelry with 2 big thumbs up!

Carmi's Chinese Silk Button Covers
The simple button form is used to create these stunning asian inspired fabric pendants.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is hosting a Beadmaker's Blitz this month!

Naughty Secretary Club
Jen is in the midst of a 4 day jewelry display extravaganza with this post that gives you a glimpse into the jewelry boxes of the ladies behind Felt Club, Crafty Chica, Handmade Detroit, 31 Corn Lane and More!

Strands of Beads
Melissa makes very simple Christmas tree earrings to kick off the holiday season.

Thanks for visiting.


Andrew Thornton said...

The SO is ready for an MFA. I've seen "serious" art installations in the same vein.

RupaB said...

....SO sweet!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Andrew and Rupa, Thank you so much! Of course, I think he's an exceptionally creative child, but that's motherhood for you, eh?