Morning all! Today I am up and out early, to get over to Altrincham and my first craft fair of 2013. Wish me luck! I am sure I am not thoroughly prepared and I will have forgotten things, but I'll get there, I am sure. It's a lovely market, and one I did every month for 2012 and most of 2011, so it will be nice to see some familiar faces. If you are out and about in Altrincham or the surrounding area, why not pop down to Magpies and I at the old covered market and say hi?
And now for some water-themed beads.....don't forget to share your links in the comments so I can share your water beads next week!
Kristen shared these beautiful enamelled beads she made:
Aren't they the most luscious colours? Check them out in her shop here. Thank you for sharing Kristen!
And I found these beauties on etsy from Larissa Spafford:
I love the air bubbles that Larissa has captured - they really do look like liquid! Beautiful. Check them out here.
And an old favourite lampwork artist of mine, another Brit - Clare Scott - has long made these stunning lampwork beads - her rock pool series. She makes them in many different colourways and they are always completely mesmerising! Here's her original rock pool set:
And now for the Beadblogger Links. Have a lovely Sunday everyone!
Bead love...Lisa's got it, how about you? Stop by A Bead A Day to share your bead love story.
Get hammered with beads, copper, and wire when you make these pretty flower earrings.
Gaea shares some colourful art bead inspiration in the form of a treasury based upon this month's challenge piece by Monet.
Cyndi attempts to get her "Mental Gears" in order in this stringing project!
Have you made a slider bracelet yet? Carmi wirewraps her main slider to create a floral window box effect.
Sometimes a pendant looks so much better if you collaborate with another designer!
Jean is hosting a giveaway of the wonderful book, Suzanne Golden Presents Interviews with 36 Artists Who Innovate with Beads! For a chance to win this GREAT book, see Jean's blog! Hooray!
Andrew participated in a cool blog hop challenge hosted by Tara Linda! The prompt was a NASA image of a nebula!