Sunday, August 5, 2007

As the Bead Turns, 8/5/07

Bringing you all the dirt and drama from the beading blog world...

Using some turquoise that she picked up at a recent bead and gem show, Cyndi from Bead Arts shows you how to make a simple summer necklace.

Tammy from the Jewelry and Beading Blog recently had the tough job of judging the Beads 4 You contest. The winners received two of her books as prizes.

Looking for inspiration? This week, Katie Hacker blogged about helping her friend make the perfect wedding jewelry.

Love crystals? Candie Cooper checks out a fantastic new Beading with Crystals book.

Jean Yates shows off a fantastic sterling heavy gauge Byzantine link with lampwork pendant necklace which she made to wear to Links book signings!

Bitten by the bead bug? Margot Potter gives you the straight you know what on the tools you'll need to get started. This March post is part of her ongoing Adventures in Jewelry Making with the BQOTU (day) series.

Art Bead Scene's own Heather Powers of Humblebeads blogged posted a series of Q&A about selling on Etsy, providing helpful advise for bead makers and jewelry designers alike who are trying to break into the Etsy scene.

And finally, Melanie from Earthenwood Studio writes about some of the inspiration for her new kits based on projects that she had featured in beading recent magazines.

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