Sunday, January 31, 2010
Anyone who has read this blog for any appreciable amount of time already knows that I have learned what I currently know about metal clay from a couple books and a DVD - this is one of the books. Over the past couple years, my metal clay library has become larger, but this is still one of my go-to reference books. In fact, I flipped through it while drafting this post, and I can already tell I need to read through parts of it again.
This is a lovely, detailed, meticulous book with profoundly practical advice on working with this most wonderful of materials. I highly recommend it. Kate has been hard at work finishing up new books and DVDs that will be published later this year. In the meantime, she has put her remaining stock of Structural Metal Clay on sale (she currently has no plans to re-print the book). I'm not sure how long the sale will last, so don't hesitate. Go here to buy your copy at this great price while you can.
Here are your bead & jewelry links for the week:
Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is so happy that the third year of the Bead Journal Project has started. This year, she's making a bead embroidered bracelet for each month of the project.
Snap out of it, Jean, There's beading to be done!
book review by jean: here's a cool title, harking back to the 60s...Crunchy Granola Charm eBook by Yvette Doss !
A Bead A Day
Is it too early to "think spring" or will that make it get here faster? Lisa used her Soft Flex Trios in an attempt to hurry spring along.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei shares some new softly colored bracelet designs with readers.
Jean met up with two very cool artists this week: Gorgeous wool designs (including wool beads!); wonderful women.
Carmi's Art/Life World
After a week at CHA Carmi chooses the sweater surgery necklace as her favorite event.
About.com Jewelry Making
Are you ready to load up on some Valentine's jewelry tutorials? Are you even making jewelry for this holiday?
Art Bead Scene
Meet the pretty girl with lots of brains plus a whole lotta soul!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie looks to the skies for the inspiration for some new cloud carvings
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Instead of biting her fingernails down to the nub, Cindy makes Grunge Beads!
Strands of Beads
Melissa creates a new necklace design using cute heart beads from Rings & Things
Thanks for visiting!