Monday, May 18, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Here's the Short One's latest masterpiece. (The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of his favorite books.) The SO's grandparents (my in-laws) were visiting last week, so it was a whirlwind of activity here - park, zoo, park, children's museum, park, children's play cafe, park. Well, you get the picture - we are definitely enjoying the warmer weather here nowadays.

I have a new necklace to show off, probably tomorrow, with one of the most gorgeous beads I've ever seen, from In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links: Jewelry Making
Take another look at this UK beading and jewelry magazine that has had a recent jewelry face lift.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Taking advantage of the ten hour drive to Bead Fest Wire in Philadelphia, Andrew created three new necklace designs in the car!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows some new works in progress, inspired by her family's workshop toolboxes

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi makes a cute summer necklace with cell phone dangles.

Art Bead Scene
Be inspired by Impressionism. Monet's Waterlillies are this month's challenge.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Bronze pendant inspires a nature themed necklace

Jewelry & Beading
Spring cleaning tips to get your jewelry business in tip-top shape this season!

Strands of Beads
Melissa looks back on two years of making beads and designing jewelry


TesoriTrovati said...

That is adorable! I miss those days when artwork came home by the pound. My kids are old enough now that it is few and far between. That one should live in a frame on your wall. I have a few pieces from my son like that in frames. (I think I need to get some for my daughter!) They really come to appreciate that they are artists when they see that masterpiece off the fridge and in a frame! Cherish it!

Enjoy the day!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh, and you really flatter me Miss Melissa! I need a good challenge to fire me up and this was perfect, like the ABS challenges. That is where two of the three started. I figure that it can't hurt to enter one in every category you can...but I was surprised that I ended up with three in Bead Star. There are so many gorgeous to choose from! (I had to go vote again on my art computer at work with a different email so that I could vote for someone other than myself!) I enjoy your work so much. And your new banner is awesome! Thanks for being an inspiration!
Enjoy the day!