Monday, August 23, 2010


The Short One is truly on vacation this week, so we've been lounging around at home. We spent the morning dyeing paper. This project is one I remember doing when I was slightly older than the SO (although we used paper towels rather than coffee filters - I rather like the coffee filters). It was pretty satisfying (the SO loves messing with food coloring and mixing colors generally), but we did run out of space pretty quickly:

I'm sure this will be on our agenda again later this week.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend. Here are your links for the week:

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
For this week's Thursday Giveaway, TWO winners will walk away with beautiful bead sets created by Gaea Ceramic Beads. Jewelry Making
Have you ever thought about expanding your jewelry business but need a little mulla to do so? Then you may want to learn more about this jewelry grant.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows the results of her experiments with Ice Resin and LEDs... Light! Science!

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
This week Cindy's Mad for Monday is about the frit.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry: not to be missed!

Carmi's Art/Life World
This week Carmi makes a floral tribute necklace with fabric flowers.

Beading Arts
Chapter three of Cyndi's e-book is available for download! "Dimensional Beading" looks at how to use textural stitches in your bead embroidery!

A Bead A Day
Do you have plenty of beads in all the right colors? Lisa is exploring the meaning of the color purple and discovers she might need to do some bead shopping!

Art Bead Scene
It's the Art Bead Scene Monthly Carnival Blog! Join us as we embark on an exploration.

Strands of Beads
Melissa unveils her new Saturn charm.


TesoriTrovati said...

How fun is that!? Now you can practice making pipe cleaner flowers with these...Tell the SO that he is AWESOME with color!
Enjoy the day!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Ooh, that's a good idea! I was thinking since they're already circular, we could cut out colorful snowflakes, but it's not quite the right season...

Lisa Crone said...

Aww! I love that craft! It made me want to go dye coffee filters, how FUN and very creative!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Michelle L. said...

Hi, Melissa! I JUST NOW saw your piece in the new Bead Dreams lineup. It just blew me away and I had to come see what else you might be up to - now I discover you have a great blog, too! Thanks for sharing all this stuff, and congratulations on Bead Dreams, it's KIND of a big deal. - Michelle

Melissa J. Lee said...

Hey Michelle, Thanks (and welcome)! Has Bead & Button posted the photos of the winners? I checked their website, but I haven't seen them...