Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday Muse & Beady Link Party

Oh, it's a new chapter for the Art Bead Scene. I will miss Rebecca's posts, but promise to start your Mondays off with a hefty dose of inspiration.

For April I'm going to share beach inspired beads since I'm getting ready to set sail for my 11th Bead Cruise next month and gearing up to open registration for our 2017 event. So the ocean is calling my name!

Love the graphic and whimsical design of these ceramic cuffs by Captured Moments.

Ashley captures the brilliant hues of coral in polymer clay and paint: Summer Wind Art.

Andrew has carved out some charming sea life characters that you can find in the Allegory Gallery shop.

Love these pewter bubbles from Mamacita Beadworks. How does she make metal look effervescent?

Diana, a fellow Bead Cruise traveler, captured the spirit of beach combed treasures with these charms. Suburban Girl Beads

Sue Beads brought to life the foaming sea in lampwork glass.

New Beady Link Party

New for Mondays! We invite our readers to share their blog post links with us each week. As long as they feature jewelry or beads, share your favorite post from last week with us. We hope this will inspire you to blog a little more often and bring our community closer together.

1. Please only post blog new links each week. *

2. Visit at least two other blog links and leave a comment. We want to grow our blogging community and encourage you connect with each other.

3. You have until Wednesday each week to share your blog post.

We want to connect more with our readers! Join the party and share you latest beady blog link.

Haven't blogged in a while? It's the perfect time to share what you have been up to, what you find inspiring, your creative process, interview a favorite beadmaker, review a beady book - get creative and get blogging!

The beady link party is open to jewelry designers, beadmakers and group bead blogs.

Share you link using the "Add a Link" Inlinkz button below.

*We ask for fresh links, if you have a post that you haven't shared with us yet but it's a few weeks old, that's cool.


Andrew Thornton said...

Thanks for featuring my components! I'm in illustrious company! And what a great idea for the New Beady Link Party! Great job, Heather!

The Beadwench said...

This is awesome Heather.. and definitely makes me want to blog again cause my blog is currently collecting dust bunnies and spiderwebs...

Mary Detray said...

What an awesome idea to bring people together Heather! ❤ I really enjoy seeing all of the beautiful components you're always finding for themes! So much fun!

Alice said...

great idea!

Sweetpea said...

Thank you so much for the opportunity to post a Link. Although my beadwork is primarily improvisational bead embroidery, I hope it's ok to participate here? I've been inspired - and a follower - by/of this blog for ages and have visited & purchased beads from many of the suppliers you feature here. Truly a great site!

Christi from Sweetpea Path

Rebecca said...

This is such a great idea Heather! I love your curation for this week :-)

Heather Powers said...

I'm so glad you guys want to play along! Yes, dust off those blogs, pour some tea and share with us!!!

The blog links don't have to be art bead focused, any beady exploration is welcome. Sweetpea your creations are beautiful. I'm glad you shared with us.

Ann Schroeder said...

This is a great idea! I'm always looking for new blogs to enjoy.

Terri Del Signore said...

Agreed! This is a wonderful idea!!

freshbakeddesigns said...

What a fun idea! Love seeing what others are up too!

Leona said...

Ooh - I love this idea, Heather. I will get to see new blogs and artists and of course beads! And it throws down the gauntlet to get blogging. Nice.