Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jewelry Making Forums

Chances are, you know about internet forums. They are virtual worlds where people gather and discuss just about anything. When I have questions about something I go straight to a related forum for my answers. I've used them for everything from grouting tile to gold fish ailments. But that's not what I wanted to tell you today.

In the event that you might not know what forums are, I would like to direct you to a handful of jewelry making forums that I know of , and invite you to share others that aren't mentioned here. Please either leave a comment or email our suggestion box so that we can update this list!

Here are a few to get you started:

Bead & Button Communities
Beading and Jewelry related

Lampwork Etc.
Predominantly Lampworkers (glass bead makers) but they have a section for jewelry, PMC/Metal work as well as some other areas.

WetCanvas!
Large art forum site for all media but also a large glass bead area and a place for Wearable Arts

About.com: Jewelry Making

Again, send us your favorites so we can let the world know.

Lori Greenberg is a glass bead maker who blogs from her studio in Cave Creek, Arizona

4 comments:

Tari of claybuttons said...

Beads-of-Clay.org
A fantastic group/forum for artisans using earth clays. 4 members of the Art Bead Scene group belong to this community.

Barbara Forbes-Lyons said...

Here are some of my favorites:

Usenet:

rec.crafts.beads
rec.crafts.polymer-clay

Delphi:
All About Beads
Bead Art
Creative Wire Jewelry
Polymer Clay Central

Virginia said...

There's the Orchid forum at ganoskin.com.

Lori Greenberg said...

Thank you! I will update the list this weekend!! Keep 'em coming!