Sunday, June 28, 2009
Bead & Jewelry Linky Love
Here's cauliflower from our garden, almost ready to be harvested. I come from a family with almost no talent for gardening (although I understand my maternal grandmother was quite an avid gardener, my mother and I did not inherit her green thumb). It has been a revelation to me since I met my husband just what a difference really fresh produce makes. The cauliflower H. grows is the most tender and flavorful I've ever tasted. We have a great recipe that calls for preparing it with tahini and lemon juice, among other unlikely ingredients - it's fantastic. Who knew fresh veg could be so romantic? I'll take the ones from H's garden over a box of chocolates any day.
Here are your intriguing links for the week:
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew introduces eight new fine pewter pieces from his family's company, Green Girl Studios.
Jean Campbell Ink: Eureka!
Beading in the fresh air clears the mind, bringing fresh creativity
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Searching for some new inspiration? Lorelei's got just the place for you to find it!
A Bead A Day
Lisa shares her selection of summery pink beads and crystals. The "Watermelon Crawl" bead mix is sure to conjure up visions of a family picnic on a warm summer day!
Barbe Saint John
Read Barbe's interview on the Objects and Elements blog
Cyndi's initial thoughts on working with the new CopprClay. There'll be lots of projects coming this summer!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie mixes up gunmetal chains and components with brass to make a necklace with one of her Toolbox Treasure pendants
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews Wirework, a new book by the famous Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Art Bead Scene
The Trendy Bead shows off wood filigree pendants.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi hand felts a pretty bead from wool roving.
Heather sketches out some new designs using this summer's hottest color.
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
A trip to glass city doesn't go as well as planned. Yet Cindy finds inspiration and few new tools!
About.com Jewelry Making
Take these quick polls about wearing and making jewelry. Which are your favorite pieces?
Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her new lunar phases and compass rose designs