Welcome Readers! I'm so excited to share a gorgeous piece of jewelry with you!
Photo Courtesy of Love My Art Jewelry
This lovely confection of art beads is by Lisa Godfrey of Lisalu Jewels and Bead Happy Blog. It features my Heart Mandala, Enamel Bead by SueBeads, Lampwork rondelles by JSavinaBeads, Ceramic Beads from Golem Studios and Hand Dyed Silk from Flame Kissed Art Glass. Lisa has made a symphony of colorful art beads! Bravo, Lisa!
Let's check out what the bead bloggers have been up to, I'm sure excitement abounds this week!
A Bead A Day
A 1 minute jewelry project? Lisa shares a swarovski component that can be used to make a SPARKLY ring!
About.com Jewelry Making
For gemstone fanatics, earrings are the perfect way to enjoy fast projects that include all their favorite stones.
Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene loves a wall of beads. Stop by and see if you don't love it too!
Have you heard of a hair fascinator? Come see what Cyndi put together with a handful of Swarovski crystals and a length of thin gauge wire!
Beading & Books
Michelle shares a behind-the-scenes look at her work doing technical edits on a jewelry magazine.
Carmi's Art/Life World
A new bronze pendant from Artbeads.com inspired this new necklace from Carmi.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy shares her "DO" for the week. Come take a look!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie explores the old craft of paper quilling in an experiment combining the technique with resin for jewelry
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a comforting and beautiful book for beaders which she herself has often turned to as a "bridge over troubled waters": Beading for the Soul, by Deborah Cannarella
The Bead Dreamer
Book Review: Steel Wire Jewelry. Love alternative materials and modern, whimsical jewelry design? This book is a must have. Project one is an earring wardrobe! Read the review in full.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew gets in touch with his inner "Calder" and hammers some wire with Kate McKinnon and Dustin Wedekind.