Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

What do you do when you like a piece of jewelry but never really wear it? You may recall this piece from a few months ago. I made it for myself to wear (the reverse side of the pendant has a photo of the Short One in a shallow bezel), but I just never seem to get around to actually wearing it. Really, these days, I hardly ever wear any jewelry apart from my engagement ring and wedding band. Is this strange? Anyway, I've been having some thoughts of cutting this apart and starting over - that rough cut pink tourmaline is too good to waste.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Here are your bead and jewelry links for the week:

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Be entered to win a one year subscription to Beadwork magazine! Find out how!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Stranded by the volcano, Carmi has time for a little more window shopping.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
For Cindy, yellow is the color of anticipation.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie sets up a trunk show at her favorite local indie craft gallery. Check out her display!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Resin has become quite popular in jewelry design lately. It's a lot trickier than Lorelei had originally thought. She tries out the technique for the first time.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Do not miss out on Andrew Thornton's amazing sale and giveaway! It is fantastic!!! Go now! Really fun!

Strands of Beads
Melissa creates a sweet Spring necklace from wasabi-colored pearls and a beautiful Lillypilly pendant courtesy of Jewelry Making
It is flower power time! Mix resin, real flowers, and beads for this necklace design.

Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene Welcomes Miss Fickle Media to the editorial staff!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe will be at Unique LA promoting the Steampunk Style book.


Barbara Lewis said...

Melissa, I agree ... don't waste those beautiful stones! I hope you post pictures of the new piece.

Unknown said...

It sounds to me as if you might not wear it, not matter what it looks like. Maybe you just haven't had an event that fit it. It is a very pretty design, but may be too much for a run to the grocery store. You never know when you might need a really stunning piece, might be nice to have it on hand for when that moment arises. Bead & Button, perhaps. :)

Regina said...

Beautiful pink tourmaline, lovely necklace. I am sure you will get the opportunity to wear it someday.

Pearl and Pebble said...

Wow-Yes whatever it takes so you can wear that tourmaline-that is super fabulous!!!