Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sundays with Cindy

Good morning Beady Readers!

Melissa Lee gets the prize this week for the most outrageous beads - check out her blog to see what they are:

Strands of Beads
Melissa wants to know what outrageous materials are in your beading stash?

Well, was it "ewww?" or "cool?" Let us know by leaving a comment :-)

The alchemist is coming out in several of our beady bloggers - Copper metal clay is all the rage for Cyndi and Tammy. Andrew is pressing coins in Bronze metal clay.
Beading Arts
Cyndi reports on her experiences with firing and finishing CopprClay pieces. This stuff rocks! Jewelry Making
Heard about copper clay or coppr clay? Find out more about this great new metal clay product and check out some new metal clay projects too.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Stop by and say hello to Andrew in Charlotte, NC this weekend. Check out his new designs and some delicious new metal clay coins!
(Andrew's coins are pictured below - picture courtesy of his blog)

Carmi, Cindy and Lorelei are trying out something new:

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi tries Ice Resin and upcycles a greeting card into a necklace.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy learns to make murrini and deals with mud. (Russ likes the murrini - photo courtesy of Cindy's blog)

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Instead of continuing on with the tried and true techniques of jewelry design, Lorelei is finally ready to take the leap and try something new.

New designs and projects....
A Bead A Day
Do you love Swarovski Crystals? Inspired by talented jewelry designer, Lillian Chen, Lisa creates a Swarovski “sculpture” ring.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Sometimes you need to have a jewelry makeover.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Even without a lot of time on her hands, Melanie finishes a clockwork themed bracelet using Swarovski faceted rings from

Jean Campbell Ink: Eureka!
Jean gives a sneak peek of her next Beadwork magazine piece.

Katie's Beading Blog
Check out Katie's wire-wrapped dragonfly!

Heather of Humblebeads shares her Bead and Button buys....
Bead & Button stash and Heather's inspired creations.

Jean and ABS get creative...
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean gets her cool stash from Use the Muse II, and muses about it.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene gets creative with the "Best of ABS."

Read any good beady news? Leave us a comment and tell us about it!


Connie said...

I LOVE vintage porcelain teeth!
check out this:
you have to scroll down....
i used them to make necklaces for online friends that had cancer. i called them "Fighting tooth and nail" necklaces.
I have a very elaborate one at my etsy shop too.

Connie said...

check out metalclay@yahoo.groups
this is the BEST metal clay group. ALL of the experts belong - and it is newbie friendly. lots of experimentation going on.
...and visit Hadar Jacobsens blog
hadar has written 2 fabulous books on metal clay, has invented and sells her own metal clay POWDERS to mix your own as needed and does AMAZING work....and she's really nice and answers the most mundane questions.
and lastly - 2 of the BEST magazines-lots of metal clay info....
Jewelry Artist (formerly Lapidary Journal)
and Art Jewelry

Alice said...

What a great line-up! Teeth---I love it, but not sure what my clients would think.

Thanks for sharing the great links!