Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

After a several month sojourn in one of the Short One's toy boxes (a strange and murky journey, for sure) the Rings & Things Russ Troll Bead was recently seen conferring with a few colleagues in our house. (Personally, I like the idea that Russ Nobbs may have a secret identity as a beading superhero - Beadman? The Green Bead? Nah...)

The SO and I have just come back from our trip to Oklahoma, which will probably explain our recent brush with tornadoes. It was very pleasant and included a jaunt to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, which the SO always enjoys. The museum is a really nice size for the SO's age and the children's science book selection in the gift store is first rate.

I found a very nice, and relatively new, bead store there, near the University of Oklahoma campus - I should have pics of some of my finds there later this week. I also had a chance to check out Susan Lenart Kazmer's great new line, Industrial Chic, at a local Michael's (which I find hard to do at home, as the closest Michael's is a decent drive and the SO tends to run around like a little Tasmanian devil in the store, making it difficult to look at anything), which ditto.

In the meantime, please don't forget to vote in the Bead Star contest! Here are your bead and jewelry links for the week.

A Bead A Day

Lisa explains her thoughts behind part 1 of a new bracelet project. Jewelry Making
Tammy recently took a trip to the Bahamas and discovered some souvenir pennies in her purse. They were so bright and shiny they had to be turned into jewelry.

Art Bead Scene
It's the fifth month anniversary of the ABS Carnival Blog! Come see how we've grown!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Take a jewelry class with me at CREATE!

Beading Arts
The new Rubber Glass silicone has inspired Cyndi to create some beginner projects!

Carmi's Art/Life World
In an effort to use all that she buys, Carmi repairs and recycles vintage metal from Paris.

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy's starting a new feature on her blog - The Wednesday Wire! Come take a look!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A gift from a local potter starts Melanie on a new clay adventure: Raku!

Heather explores 23 days of inspiration as she gets ready for the Bead & Button Show. See how Van Gogh has inspired her through the years.

Jean Campbell
Jean's just full of travelogues, isn't she? This time she went to a Kansas bead retreat.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Voting has now opened in the Bead Star competition, come check out my 5 entries!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
The best wedding I never went to! My editor's incredibly romantic wedding -- Australian Beading Magazine

Strands of Beads
Like several of her esteemed colleagues, Melissa has a few pieces in the Bead Star competition to show off this week!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew has six finalists pieces in the Bead Star competition. Please take a moment to vote!
Vote for your Bead Star Favorites!

Thanks for visiting!


Dave Robertson said...

Beadman! We'll have to get some tiny monogrammed capes made :)

at Rings & Things

Melissa J. Lee said...

I think it's a good look, Dave!