Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

The kindergarteners at my son's school made dream catchers earlier this year as a school project. Ever since he found out that they are supposed to catch bad dreams and let good dreams come through, the Short One has been dying to make one.

I'd been dithering over how to find a flexible stick for the frame and never got around to gathering supplies for it. Fortunately, I mentioned this to my mother-in-law, who raised three boys and remembered this project from Cub Scouts. She and Grandpa, who are visiting, took the SO to Michaels a few days ago, and Grandma and the SO spent an afternoon making this. Pretty cool, I'd say. (It is, of course, now hanging on the window near the SO's bed.)

Plus, we had to buy a huge tub of pony beads to get the few needed for the project, so the SO has spent the past couple days stringing necklaces for all of his stuffed animals with the leftovers. Even more jewelry in the house - cool!

I hope you all had a Happy Father's Day.

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy touts one of her favorite colors in this week's rewind.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie explores building materials as texture and symbolism in a new set of pendants inspired by a fortress theme

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is fascinated by the beautiful necklace which Jennifer Dangerfield created and reposts her analysis of what makes it so appealing! All jewelry afficionados really must see this lovely piece!

Beading Arts
Do you like Chinese food? Do you like jewelry...?

Carmi's Art/Life World
A button get's glammed up with tear drop rhinestones.

Art Bead Scene
The June Monthly Challenge is a painting by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei got together for a fun beady date with Kerry Bogert, and together they created a necklace! Jewelry Making
If you are selling your jewelry on-line or thinking about it, then you'll find some of these rescources very helpful.

A Bead A Day
What do you think about solar system jewelry? Lisa found a ceramic bead strand that looks like it could turn that solar system science project into jewelry!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her necklace design that won second place in the Metal Clay category of Bead Dreams 2010.

1 comment:

moonlitfantaseas said...

that is so cool! I keep a huge tub of misc plastic beads and a box full of gimp, for my grand kids to bead with me, my grandson used to live next door to me, and he looked forward to me coming home from work every day so he could come over and bead with me.....he is now 10 years old and thinks he is too big to do that, but his sister loves it