This project from the archives shows how to use a shank button as the clasp for a cool artsy bracelet. Shannon of Missficklemedia combines artisan chain and a button with some more common elements for a great mixed media look. You can find this free project here.
Here are some links from some of our beady friends this week:
A Bead A Day
Have ring blanks, will hot glue! Lisa's looking for ideas on what to hot glue onto these simple ring blanks.
About.com Jewelry Making
Love fabric and beads? Then bead embroidery might be your cup of jewelry tea.
The fabulous Leslie Rogalski shares her thoughts about her creative process with us! You don't want to miss this!
Beads & Books
Michelle shares ideas on how to find craft shows for selling your work.
Art Bead Scene
Gaea shares some small beady indulgences she is dreaming of to distract herself from tax season
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews the new book by Lorelei Eurto and Erin Siegel: Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry--it is marvelous!
Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.