Monday, September 3, 2012

Show Me Sunday

 Look at the fun bead kits that we have to show you this week! 
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Thank you to the commenters who left links so we could find these treasures to show off!
Show Me Bead School!
For September, to celebrate the start of back-to-school, we are looking for classes, tutorials, and workshops that focus on bringing your art beads and beading to a new level of art. Post your links in the comments here and I will select some of your ideas you leave on this post to highlight in another Show Me Sunday post.

Here is what some of our beady friends have to show off this week: 
A Bead A Day
Design inspiration...the Sun! Lisa shares her Ode to the Sunshine State jewelry project.  

About.com Jewelry Making
Dig around in your jewelry box for those hoop earrings that need a little jazzing up. 
Art Bead Scene
School season is almost here and that inspired Erin to blog about some of her favorite creative classes she has taken over the years.  

Beading Arts
Cyndi shares her thoughts on Kim St. Jean's magical book, Metal Magic! 
Beads & Books
Win a copy of Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue. While you're entering, you can also download a free simple spiral necklace project from the book.  

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie makes lemonade out of lemons, or at least out of clay slabs that got too dry, and creates new pendants in the process 
Resin Crafts!
A litte paper and paint can result in a wonderful Frida pendant!  

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean discusses the worldwide jewelry, mixed media and Blythe doll project which she has been involved in throughout 2012, and invites you to follow its progress! 
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew announces the future plans for Allegory Gallery and the NEW annex space! 
Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home.

4 comments:

Jewels By Ine said...

Here's my link : http://jewelsbyine.blogspot.be/search/label/tutorial

You can find tutorials about making polymer clay beads..I think that are art beads too :)

kim Idalski said...

These are both gorgeous kits. I love the cuff. Im working on a tutorial for beads and cha cha bracelets. will share when im done :) .

m.e. said...

A few cool tuts for fabric beads. These would perfect additions to winter designs !
m.e. :)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91083158/fabric-necklace-earrings-tutorial?ref=usr_faveitems

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78448077/fabric-flower-tutorial-shabby-chic?ref=usr_faveitems

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76143130/tutorial-no-1-how-to-make-fabric-beads?ref=usr_faveitems

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73227032/felt-jewellery-kit-diy-felting-craft-kit?ref=usr_faveitems

Elaine Ray said...

Ornamentea.com has some really great (and free) tutorials. Here are a few that feature my beads and pendants:

http://www.ornamentea.com/TheShop/TutorialPages/BrushstrokesMacramebracelet.html

http://www.ornamentea.com/TheShop/TutorialPages/SpringRaindropNecklace.html

http://www.ornamentea.com/TheShop/TutorialPages/GardenPathEarrings.html

A complete list of tutorials can be found here: http://www.ornamentea.com/Tutorials.htm

Thanks for this post - it is great to see and read about many different beading projects.
- Elaine