Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Here's another shot of a view from our garden. H. is growing okra for the first time this year. I never knew okra blooms were so attractive! (I love that color combination.)

Despite the opening of my new store (store-let?), I feel as if I've been taking a little holiday from jewelry, with the end of my competition "season". I think I'm ready to dive back into it now, though. How about you? Here are some links for the week to get you inspired:

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean made some summer fun earrings for Artbeads and they are soooo pretty! Go see!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A shopping spree at an antique mall grants Melanie with some new old treasures! What will she make with these little bits of history?

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei's blog ended up on the Craft category, check out the others!

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Mad for Monday features Cindy's new Step by Step Wire Jewelry Double Dip Adjustable Ring Project.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has completed the necklace featuring her "found again" bezel!

Art Bead Scene
It's the Art Bead Scene Monthly Carnival Blog. This month's theme is "Commitment."

Beading Arts
You won't believe the goodies that Mama's Minerals in giving away on Beading Arts this week!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Up for grabs in this week's Thursday Giveaway is an organic, lampwork glass bead by Susan Jones Designs.

A Bead A Day
If you enjoy recycling, Lisa shared a bracelet idea using an "old" canvas belt. Jewelry Making
Tammy catches you up on some of her latest free jewelry tutorials.

Strands of Beads
Melissa has finally hung out her shingle and opened a modest store-front on her website.


Regina said...

I love okra! Fresh from the garden, mm! mm! How do you cook it?

Melissa J. Lee said...

Usually bhaji-style. I think we may be picking them too late, though - they're kind of big! I'm hoping they're not too tough... I'll find out in the next few days...

Pretty Things said...

I had no idea about okra blossoms, either! How cool!

Regina said...

what's bhaji style? Pick them while they are a little bendable, specially the tip, should not snap.

dining table said...

That okra looks so fresh and healthy. I don't really like okra but if it is going to be the fresh I am sure I am going to like it.

Andrew Thornton said...

Reminds me of that Georgia O'Keefe painting. Next year we'll have to grow okra as well.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oops, just discovered a bunch of comments I must have missed a few days ago. Sorry! Regina, I don't know what a genuine okra bhaji dish contains, but I have a recipe for a somewhat Anglicized version - basically you season the okra with cumin, turmeric, a green chili and a bit of lemon (and tomatoes). Thanks for the tip on freshness. Alas, our first pick ended up being a mixed bag - several tender ones mixed in with a few woody ones.