Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

I'm posting bead and jewelry links early (well, early for me) this week, because I'm off on vacation starting tomorrow. Here's a pic of the two tiles I picked up at Home Depot a couple months ago in a (possibly feeble) attempt to improve my staging. Really, after using these for a while now, I still can't decide whether they add anything to my photos or whether they're just distracting. Where do you take your jewelry photos? Inquiring minds would like to know!

Also, I'm, uh, gradually trying to gear up to the 21st century here. I added a Followers link to my sidebar. I still don't quite see how this works - how does this differ from a blog roll? Is it just more convenient, since you can follow a blog by just clicking on a button? I was also surprised to see that people actually have managed to follow me even though I haven't had a "Follow" link up. How do you do that? Yeah, I'm feeling my age these days. Darned new-fangled technology. Anyway, if you feel like following me - please do. I would love to see you again.

Here are your intriguing links of the week: Jewelry Making
Want to try bead weaving but not sure where to start? Consider one of these amazing kits for 1 Bead Weaver.

Art Bead Scene
Beads made from nuts are all the rage. Go nuts and add some to your bead stash!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie chooses a new name for her new work: Toolbox Treasures!

Jewelry & Beading
Repurpose old beads and charms into a wicked fun treasure necklace!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reveals the cover of an upcoming wonderful new jewelry design book by Jean Campbell all about the fabulous Victorian-fantasy style of jewelry, Steampunk!

Melissa shows off a new necklace design inspired by a beautiful, Russian hand-painted focal pendant

See you next week!


Christie @ BeadLuvah said...

Hi there! I am very new to the bead blogging world and yours is one of my new favorites. I'm not sure about the follow me thing, I subscribed to your blog through google reader, I am not sure if that is the same thing or not. None the less, I hope you don't mind, I added you to my blogroll!

Can't wait to read more in the future. And thanks for the links!!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hi Christie, Thanks for your kind words and welcome. I have no idea either, but I'm glad my blog is on your blogroll! Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

SuzyQ said...

I use photo paper with a graduated background but it gives my work more of "standard" look. I've tried other surfaces but they seem to conflict with my beadwork. A stone background might work beautifully for your work though.
Here is a link to the photopaper:

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, thank you so much for the link - I will check it out!