Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bead & Jewelry Linky Love

I'm making my list, checking it twice... Since the Short One's birth, each year, my beading buddy Carolyn and I have headed up to the Bead & Button show on Sunday, the last day, to race around the Marketplace. And I do mean race - we usually spend only 3-4 hours there, which is not enough to cover the entire floor, by any means. In order to be as efficient as possible, or because I am supremely anal (depending on which way you look at it - I know what the Husband would say), I've started making lists of people and booths I hope to visit on the day. I am getting excited! (And, yes, that is the stylish penmanship of a 40-something-year-old. I still remember dear Mrs. Westerman in fourth grade who tried to hammer some of the finer details of, uh, fine writing into my brain, and it just never took. Sorry, Mrs. W! I should probably also say "sorry" to the seven secretaries that I had the privilege of working with over the years before I left my job to become the SO's personal assistant and factotem. Curiously, the SO doesn't seem to mind my handwriting. Of course, he doesn't read yet... Anyway, where was I?)

Also, I've just realized that in the confusion of traveling home, I completely forgot to post the bead and jewelry links for the week. These are actually for last week. I'll have another batch this Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

Carmi's Art/Life
Carmi's newest pendant is inspired by the forest floor.

Jewelry & Beading
More spring cleaning tips to get your jewelry business in tip-top shape this season!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew discovers the online jewelry supply store, Auntie's Beads, and was inspired to create a summery pair of earrings. Jewelry Making
Silver Threads Web Videos - Watch Jeanne Rhodes-Moen make some gorgeous filigree jewelry.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene's The Bead Biz offers up a "less is more" philosophy to selling your work

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Easy Beading volume number 5 is out this month and is as great as always--check it out on Jean's blog!


jodi said...

Lucky you. I'd love to be going to Bead and Button. Enjoy!

SueBeads said...


Melissa J. Lee said...

Yeah, I know - sorry, I don't mean to gloat! It's my one big annual outing since the SO's birth, so I definitely look forward to it.

Anonymous said...

I was up at the show - a bit slow this year unfortunately - but still great to see all the vendors. Many on your list I visited. Just wanted to tell you that I saw your piece in the Bead Dreams showcase. It is really awesome in person!! Really great work - congratulations.
Have fun at the show.
sandi/chgo - jewelry creator

ps - I saw Kate. She won't be able to do a PMC class when she's here next year at Studio Beads. I'm NOT a seed beader, but I ended up with one her new kits. They are delicious!

Melissa J. Lee said...

I was wondering how the economy would impact the show. Still, as you say, it will be great to see everyone. Thanks for your kind words on my piece - I'm really glad you liked it!

Too bad about Kate! One of these years, I am just going to have to fly out to Arizona for class...