Good Sunday Morning to you! There's a new Bead Soup Blog Party afoot and this time I've dived into the beady goodness. I mixed up a batch of my own flameworked glass beads - I prefer to call them flameworked than the older term lampwork because it fits the modern torches that are used to craft the glass art beads. Here they are sitting on my kitchen counter yesterday....
...all wrapped up and ready to send! These beady lovelies will just have to wait until my Bead Soup Partner opens them up and reveals them on her blog! Who is my partner? I'll be introducing her on my blog next week just like some of the other Bead Soupers are doing. In the meantime, get a cup of coffee or tea or your morning beverage of choice and check out what the bead bloggers have been up to this week...
A Bead A Day
Artists who create using found objects or materials from nature are awe inspiring! Lisa is showcasing one artist who uses birch bark to create beads!
Get twisting with your beads and learn to make a very cool twisted strand necklace with this bead weaving technique.
Art Bead Scene
Come check out the August challenge!
Cyndi is celebrating bead embroidery month on Beading Arts! Come find out how you can get started.
Beads and Books
Share the name of your favorite glass beadmaker for a chance to win a copy of the book Creating Glass Beads.
Carmi's Art Life/World
Carmi is experimenting with Apoxie Sculpt and rubber stamps to make pendants!
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy's got a new tool on her workbench, a rolling mill. Check out the jewelry pieces that have rolled out onto her bench!
Carmi shows off a sweet resin heart pendant made in a candy mold.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is getting verrrry excited, anticipating Michelle Mach's Mostly Metal Challenge! Come read about it!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
In an effort to help launch Allegory Gallery, Andrew announces the Allegory Gallery Fundraiser! Make a donation and receive a prize for your support!