Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Our family had another rite of passage today - the first visit to Chuck E. Cheese's. Truthfully, H. and I had been sort of dreading this, but yesterday we ended up getting hit with a foot of snow and had to cancel all of our fun plans, including a trip to the children's museum. Despite this, the Short One was very good pretty much all day, so we thought we ought to do something nice for him today. In fact, the SO had so much fun at the resturant that we stayed for two hours, and H. and I found the whole experience much more salubrious than we expected (H. had been telling me ominously that statistically more public brawls occur in Chuck E. Cheese's than in any other restaurant - I'm not exactly sure where he dug up this "statistic", but I found it kind of amusing, nonetheless. We did manage to avoid any altercation when we were there, I'm pleased to report).

Oh, and I finished up a ring early this morning (read: 3am) that has been on my to-do list for a mere year and a half. I'm so efficient and timely in my work. I'll have a photo of that one to show off tomorrow. In the meantime, here are your bead and jewelry links for the week:

Margot Potter: The Impatient Crafter
Calling All Students! The Impatient Crafter Margot
Potter is teaching two sensational classes at CHA and the Tucson Gem
show. Here's the 411!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew creates a buying guide of skull related beads and pendants.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Book Review from Jean: Add some sparkle to your New Year with Crystal Chic, a super pretty book by Debbi Simon Jewelry Making
Since many of us are trying to get our jewelry studios organized this year, Tammy collected some excellent ideas to help out jewelry designers and crafters of all kinds.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene's January Challenge is Inspired by Irises. Enter a piece of jewelry and win free beads.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi is hosting an educational blitz this month, and she's wondering if you know of classes she should add to the list.

Art Jewelry magazine
Jill's teaching at a retreat; check out the information.

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Gather some New Years inspiration from the Jangles Blog.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
Carter looks forward to the exciting year ahead and shares some photos from her time away from beads.

Carmi's Canvas Flower Bracelet
Carmi has a short demo using the new Sticky Back canvas.

Strands of Beads
Looking for new shopping opportunities? Melissa suggests visiting your local rock shop!

Thanks for visiting!

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