I have been thinking about the upcoming springtime season and watching the birds make their nests in my neighborhood and I remembered this Urban Nest project that Heather made as a free project here on Art Bead Scene last year. I love the different colors, shapes, and textures that are mixed together, with the subtle bird reference and slightly urban industrial look.
That's a little treasure from our archives. Here are some things that some of our friends have been working on this week:
A Bead A Day
Have you ever thought about wearing fringe? Lisa's contemplating it after watching an episode of Sewing with Nancy!
About.com Jewelry Making
Catch up on some of the latest jewelry book recently published.
Art Bead Scene
Marie Cramp shares some fun ideas for making your own custom artisan components in unexpected ways.
Cyndi finishes up her tutorial for a seed bead rope that features some beautiful lampwork glass beads.
Beads & Books
Get inspired with 20+ spring jewelry designs from the Suddenly Spring Blog Hop.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi never tires of making buttons wearable!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie rocks out to the "Rose Tattoo" and it inspires a new pendant design.
Responding to a question about transparencies and resin means we have a new pretty sample to show off!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean junps into Spring revealing what she made for Michelle Mach's Suddenly Spring Challenge! How fun!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew creates "Color Bundles" from enameling experiments and offers them up for sale!
Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.