Sunday, September 9, 2012

Show Me Sunday

  This week I discovered the many great tutorials that one of my favorite bead stores, Ornamentea, has to offer on their website!  Some of them, like the Brushstrokes Macrame Bracelet shown above, are very compatible with art beads, as you can see by the awesome use of Elaine Ray's ceramic pieces in the examples.  Check out all of Ornamentea's tutorials here.
 
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:

About.com Jewelry Making
This month's jewelry designer interview showcases the work of the queen of resin. 

Art Bead Scene
September's Art Bead Scene challenge is a portrait full of floral beauty in rich autumn colors. Check out our blog and see how this painting from the 1500s inspires you!  

Beading Arts
Beading Arts takes a look at lampwork and glass fusing all this month! 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi is making jewelry this week with t-shirts cut up into yarn...which is TARN!  

Resin Crafts!
You will not believe how stunning a little crumpled foil can look under resin!

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

2 comments:

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 09, 2012. Thanks again.

Rebecca said...

I love Jo Tinley's ebook http://www.etsy.com/listing/101867717/macrame-art-beads-and-wire-ebook-6

it is packed with beautiful projects and lots of macrame advice, tips and tutorials.