Sunday, July 1, 2012

Show Me Sunday!

I have had a lot of fun going through the Art Bead Scene's archives over the last several months to bring you the Sunday Link Libraries.  But it's time to do something new for Sunday link day.  And I need YOUR help!
 
Every couple of weeks, I am going to pick a theme I want YOU to show me the best examples of that theme. You give me links to the finest artisan examples you can find, and I will choose some to feature on the blog the next week. Bead makers, this is a great potential opportunity to share your work on this blog, seen by hundreds of beaders and buyers every day. Artisan bead lovers, share your favorite finds with the rest of us... help us find those hidden gems that you love!

The first Show Me request is for handcrafted beads and components in the color blue.  We have a monthly challenge and a special project this month that will feature blue beads, so we are going to need to see lots of examples and links for blue goodies for people to love and share.  So please, leave a comment with a link to your favorite blue beads!

And now... we have some links from some of our bead blogger friends to show off:

A Bead A Day
Looking for an easy way to add a bohemian feel to a standard bracelet chain? Lisa's got a project for you!

About.com Jewelry Making
Cool off, kick off your shoes, and make some jewelry for your tootsies.  

Art Bead Scene
Heather picks out a treasury of cool and woodsy white colored beads and components for summer inspiration 

Beading Arts
Cyndi is finishing up Mixed Media Jewelry month with lists and lists of tutorials! 

Beads & Books
Michelle shares some red, white, and blue inspiration for the Fourth of July. 

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie joins along in the Bohemian Inspired Jewelry blog hop with a necklace inspired by projects in the book 

Resin Crafts!
A one week complex resin project featuring bezel wire and resin begins with the first of five posts. 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
It is food for thought...Or maybe it's just food, when Jean wonders "Who am I Today" .  

Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.

21 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Let's see the blue beads, everyone!

JeannieK said...

These are my polymer clay Fractured beads-blue
http://yhst-62205714659274.us-dc1-edit.store.yahoo.net/RT/NEWEDIT.yhst-62205714659274/8c7599dcf2e5/artfrescobeads.html
not sure this link will work. If not this one will
http://www.jkdjewelry.com

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

I just started putting my beads into sets of 8 pairs (16 beads total), and have a few blue palettes in my one listing in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103315244/ceramic-disc-bead-sets-8-pairs-made-to

I am really fond of the:
Clouds In The Sky, Stormy Sky Blues, and Sky Cowgirl blue palettes!

I could have easily picked out hundreds of color combinations with my new glaze color palette (working on website overhaul now :)

Love Working with Blues!

Lisa Peters Russ said...

this sounds like fun..

I have three links I would like to share for three different types of blue..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisapetersart/6922180871/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisapetersart/6776066158/

and last

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisapetersart/5801768230/in/set-72157626893161010/

Blue comes in so many ways in ceramic!

This is cool.. thanks for starting it Melanie!

stacilouise said...

Here are my blue butterfly wings- bronze clay, with a bright blue patina!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/94878138/luna-wings-in-bright-turquoise-and-olive

Genea said...

Wow, well since lime green and aqua are my favorite colors you will find blue in MOST of my work. Here are some solid "ice blue" recycled bottle glass beads I made ;) https://www.etsy.com/listing/97263901/spiral-earth-coin-ice-aqua-recycled

Let's see some more blue beads!

xo Genea

Fire Phoenix said...

I've done a blog post about this, including blue beads from my favourite artists here:

http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/abs-show-me-sunday.html

Excellent idea! And I love blue!

stacilouise said...

Blue cuff connector

https://www.etsy.com/listing/101136094/heart-and-wings-cuff

Artisan Accents by Staci Louise

stacilouise said...

One more pair of wings in blues

https://www.etsy.com/listing/94878650/luna-wings-in-turquoise-with-olive-green

Artisan Accents by STaci Louise

stacilouise said...

and this turquoise heart bead in blue

https://www.etsy.com/listing/103400773/turquoise-faux-raku-polymer-heart?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Artisan Accents by staci louise

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Here are my Blue Monet beads!
Shelley Graham Turner of Tori Sophia
www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/torisophia/7481690566/in/photostream

Marla James said...

Here is a Blue one. I love blue!
https://www.etsy.com/transaction/84650374

Hazel Ward said...

Well, here goes *G*:
Mine:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/78229665/forget-me-nots-polymer-clay-art-beads

http://www.continuumdesigns.co.uk/shop.html#ecwid:category=2292803&mode=product&product=12595986

Not mine :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92549830/reflections-big-hole-bead-trio-for

stacilouise said...

and heart charms

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103418357/little-double-sided-tear-stained-heart?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

Artisan Accents by Staci louise

stacilouise said...

blue earring components

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103419673/rectangle-earring-components-copper-and

Staci Louise

ankitsoft01 said...

Melanie joins along in the Bohemian Inspired Jewelry blog hop with a necklace inspired by projects in the book


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Elly Snare said...

One of my newest favourites was this enamelled blue branch by Jade Scott:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/103204071/enameled-branch-pendant

I also LOVE White Clover Kiln, who has some beautiful dark blue buttons and pendants:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/79943530/handmade-artisan-ceramic-button-in

Looking forward to seeing what the challenge is!

Elly

Shelley Graham Turner said...

These are my "Blue Monet" beads, made of polymer clay.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/torisophia/7481690566/

Shelley Graham Turner
Www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Shoot- I don't think I typed the code in right- I've got some blue orphans, and a set of aquas with purple. Hope I'm not too late!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/90404518/sale-handmade-lampwork-glass-beads

https://www.etsy.com/listing/97304410/handmade-lampwork-glass-beads-set-7-aqua

A Polymer Penchant said...

I've got one blue colourway at the moment in my large hole squiggle beads

https://www.etsy.com/listing/99505421/polymer-large-hole-squiggle-beads-set-of

more to come!

stacilouise said...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/103418277/little-double-sided-tear-stained-heart

blue heart