Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Hey, Happy Cinqo de Mayo everyone. Here's a shot of what I've been doing the past couple days. We bought the Short One some pirates earlier this year in the hope that we'd have rousing adventures sailing the Seven Seas. And we have had some, truly. However, lately, our pirates have had a distressing tendency to just want to go grocery shopping and hang out with their (extended) families at the local cafe. They share a passion for pickles, you may note, from the cart. It does make me wonder if the SO gets out enough... (Toys are from Playmobil, in case anyone is wondering. I got onto Playmobil after reading one of Andrew Thornton's blog entries last year - I think it might have been a Christmas gift he bought for his niece. Really, I get the best toy reccomendations reading his and Cynthia's blogs. )

After the good news about Bead Dreams, I got all optimistic about finishing a second big contest piece and spent yet another sleepless week working away into the wee hours. Once again, I did manage to finish, but am wondering if it was worth the sleep deprivation causing my sunny (I use this word loosely) disposition to go down the tubes. Oh, well, it's over. I managed to completely miss the Bead & Jewelry links last week, so I am going to go ahead and post them here somewhat belatedly. I hope everyone else had a good week.

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy has some knotting jewelry tutorials for you, as in making jewelry with fiber. It's an often inexpensive media that can add a unique twist to your jewelry designs.

Art Bead Scene
Wings are the backdrop for a visual treatise on creativity.

Carmi's Art
Carmi turns a dried crab apple into something wearable.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shares her thoughts on ethics in art and an example on how she used inspiration from another artist's work in her own work, finding her own expression with the idea without copying.

Jewelry & Beading
Use antique optical lenses to make wonderful mixed media jewelry!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Kim Miles is on the road and she is giving away beads as she blogs! Check it out!

Thanks for stopping in.


Andrew Thornton said...

I love that picture!

Dave Robertson said...

GREAT list of links, Melissa. I have got to check out this crabapple jewelry!


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Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Andrew! I predict more Playmobil in the SO's life in the near future. If only the pieces weren't so terribly tiny...

Thanks, Dave!

MrsAshley said...

Great site! I love it.