Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Here's the Short One's creation of the week - pineapple upside down cake from our Mommy and Me cooking class. The SO was intrigued by the ring shape of the pineapple (they never come that way at home) but regarded the maraschino cherries with great suspicion. Also, he had a classic moment where he stirred the batter too quickly and ended up covered head to foot in flour. I felt a little bad for him, as the other parents laughed (there's nothing like having a room full of adults laughing at you when you make a mistake, right?), but after getting over the initial shock, he seemed to take the whole thing in stride. He's a good sport. Well, mostly. Sometimes.

Anyway, it's not bad for a first effort, eh? (And I have never made the cake, myself - note the completely off-center plating.) The SO, who is, shall we say, a bit of a finicky eater, actually seemed to enjoy eating it as much as making it.

Thanks to everyone who has entered the SO's birthday giveaway. I love the comments - it's great hearing about your backgrounds! I've managed to visit a few blogs (of those of you who have them), and I will get to the others - it just might take me another day or two. Also, there's still time to enter, if you have not, yet - please go here for more details.

In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead and jewelry links for the week:

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew talks about and shares a little bit about his obsession with opalescent glass. Get a sneak-peek at his horde!

Snap Out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean flips for a jewelry book inspired by the Impressionists! Jewelry Making
How are your 2009 jewelry resolutions going so far? Are you staying focused? Take this quick poll and see the results tabulated so far.

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Jennifer shows off her new packaging for some of her beads.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
A double dose of Divali Glass Jewelry: The Winter Sale starts on Saturday! And Carter is now selling her loose beads on Bead Trust.

Art Bead Scene
Have a few art bead pieces you'd like to enter in a contest? ABS has a list of the current competitions accepting entries.

Jewelry & Beading
Jamee Jones shares her gorgeous Hawaii-inspired jewelry!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi makes a fun denim ribbon corsage in under 30 minutes!

Strands of Beads
Melissa gets inspired by a quote from Pascal

Thanks for visiting.

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