Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

Greetings. If you celebrate Easter, I hope the Easter Bunny brought you an Egg today. Due to various circumstances, including two separate egg hunts and an Easter giveaway at the local brunch spot, we now have 26 new eggs in our house. And that figure doesn't even include the real eggs the Short One colored this afternoon (see Exhibit A, above - note the "Maltese Egg" at the top, as the SO insisted on combining every single color dye together in one bowl and making a black egg). The SO was in such a frenzy over them (the 26 plastic ones, I mean) that he resorted to hiding the eggs himself after we explained that the egg hunt was over for the year.

I think I've finally resigned myself to missing the contest submission deadlines I was hoping to meet this month. I just can't seem to find the time I need to get things done right now. I have to say, though, the one piece I did complete during my miserable week last week, has spawned a number of new ideas about which I'm pretty excited. And, really, you can't ask for more than that, right? I hope to have something new to show next week, and at least one book review. I'm keeping my goals modest in hopes that I can meet them for once!

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

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe talks about riveting & finding the right size drill bits

Bead&Button magazine
Julia Gerlach talks about bead patterns and gifts

Art Bead Scene

This month's challenge is Botticelli's Birth of Venus.

Jacket Corsage
Carmi sews a few hooked flowers and beads to create a jacket corsage. Jewelry Making

Oy, may aching back! Tammy is de-stashing her jewelry and other craft supplies while on spring break. Here are de-stashing tips and places that need your jewelry supply orphans.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A splendid night out at the Smart Shop metalsmithing studio's gallery crawl inspires Melanie

Jewelry & Beading
Think that shell jewelry is just for kids? Take a look at Karen Sugarman's designs, and I guarantee you'll change your mind!

Katie's Beading Blog
Check Out Katie's Fun and Flowery Spring Inspiration!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
April is Austism Awareness Month. Express yourself creatively!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
A new double-sided sugar skull pendant from Anne Choi, inspires Andrew to create this new bracelet.

Thanks for visiting.

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