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:
About.com 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!
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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