Oh, how we suffer for our art around here. If you can call it suffering - I think the Short One was rather delighted to discover he'd managed to turn his posterior nice shades of orange and pink.
We've been playing with chalk this weekend - how about you?
I also finished up my Use the Muse II piece - I'll post photos and commentary after the "Big Reveal". I should have some new jewelry designs to show off this week, touch wood. In the meantime, here are your intriguing links for the week:
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean discusses finishing up the challenge "Use the Muse II" which was thought up by Scarlett Lanson, Rainbows of Light.com and Artbeads.com. She enjoyed it very much, particularly because it made her think!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Lights, Camera, Action! Melanie tells a tale of her Beads, Baubles, and Jewels televison taping experience.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is giving away a necklace and a copy of Creative Jewelry!
About.com Jewelry Making
How has your web store experience been? Are there too many 3rd partry sites to sell or buy jewelry these days? Take the poll as a sell or buyer.
Barbe Saint John
Barbe reviews Simply Gemstones book
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Gets Loopy
Check out Cindy's new project in the summer edition of Step by Step Wire!
A Bead A Day
Can a piece of jewelry create a feeling of calm and happiness? Check out Lisa's starry bracelet made with "new jade" stones.
Art Bead Scene
ABS Editor Heather is on the road. Check out her quick project!
Carmi's Art/Life World
Rub-ons and leather - a cool combination for this cuff sample.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Busier than a bee, Andrew shares fifteen new jewelry designs.
Cyndi shows you the steps to making a simple but sparkling necklace from CopprClay!
Jean asks her friends about what drawing programs they use for beading illustrations
Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a new variation of her lunar phases toggle
Thanks for visiting.
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