Sunday, January 27, 2008

As The Bead Turns January 27, 2008

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

Spotted in the Art Bead Scene Flickr pool as an entry for this month's challenge Jewelry MakingNot feeling inspired to make any Valentine's jewelry? Tammy's got some ideas to get your heart jewelry going on.
Art Bead Scene has the scoop on Spring jewelry trends!

Jewelry & Beading
Deborah Kwitney is the featured artist this week on Jewelry & Beading. You'll be amazed by the wide range of styles that Deborah has mastered!

Katie's Beading Blog
If you're going to the upcoming gem/bead shows in Tucson, don't miss Katie's workshops at the Swarovski Event!

Savvy Crafter XOXO! Love is in the air over at Candie’s blog as she kicks off the first installment of “Heartsy and Artsy”; Valentine Ideas for your Friends and Family. XOXO!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean has a son getting married and her thoughts turn to wedding jewelry: specifically, one of her Party Dress Charm bracelets entitled "Marry Me". It is a dream all in white: Venetian heart shaped beads, Swarovski Crystals, white pearls, sterling, and a sweet special charm which is an "open heart": always let the love in!

The Impatient Blogger Going to a big tradeshow for some shameless self promotion? Margot has a little hard earned advice to share about how to maximize your time and energy.

Did you read or write any good dirt on a bead blog this week? Leave us a comment and a link and tell us the latest scoop!


Trish said...

I was so surprised when a friend emailed to to say my necklace was on your blog for this week!
I am so thrilled!

Just wanted to add (if this is ok) a link to my blog - which is

Stringing My Thoughts

and to my webiste -

Bent And Strung

As a fairly new creator of 'art beads' - I am excited by your blog and the exposure and information you put out every week on the goings on in the bead scene!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks for stopping by to see your lovely work on our blog and the kind words about the site! Your piece is lovely!

Natalie said...

A question -- everybody else probably knows the answer to this, but me...
I have some seeds that I want to turn into beads. The problem - they are incredibly tough and cannot be pierced with a needle and a hammer. How do I drill holes into them? When I have asked at local bead shops, I have gotten blank stares. I know this is possible -- please help!