Saturday, May 1, 2010
Bead & Jewelry Linky Love
Happy Free Comic Book Day, everyone. This was the first year we took the Short One over to a local comic shop to celebrate and pick up the DC Kids sampler - highly satisfying for the SO, especially since he managed to score a few (pre-school appropriate) superhero action figures (Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel) during the visit, too. As part of his continuing obsession with all things superheroes, the SO has just started "reading" (ie., we read them to him) the DC Super Friends and the Tiny Titans which last involves stories of the Teen Titans as kindergarteners. I have to say, so far we've been pretty happy with these titles that are, well, aimed at kids the SO's age - the language is clean and reasonably well-written, the story often has an uplifting message (with good friends you can do anything, etc.), they're not really violent and the characters all look very friendly, even the villains. I hope you're enjoying your Free Comic Book Day, too - er, whether you read comics or not.
Anyway, here are your bead & jewelry links for the week. Happy weekend, everyone.
Here's a quick little tutorial on how to create a barnacle texture with seed beads!
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Spring is the time for new life and new charms at Cindy Gimbrone Beads.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie spreads her wings and designs a new pair of carvings to be made into pendants.
A Bead A Day
Do you ever find beads in your own collection that you forgot you had?
Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene's newest member opens her heart and shares how she feels about the Art Bead Scene. Maybe you feel the same?
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares his trip to Denver for the Rocky Mountain Bead Society's Bead Bazaar.
About.com Jewelry Making
School is in session, or at least, it will be when you sign up for one of these free copper clay e-courses.
Strands of Beads
Melissa uses lava beads to help teach her son about volcanoes