Friday, June 24, 2011

Random Beady Links

Here is a hodge podge of great links to go visit today to help fire up your creativity this weekend:
First up - let's hear it for commitment! 365 days is a long time to commit to anything, but Cynthia Dies of Ornamentea, has been showing off a necklace a day for quite a while.  (I hope by featuring her here she'll stick with it!) Check them all out at 365 Necklaces.

Rose Noble, of Lady Noble and the Vintaj design team, is another brave soul taking on 365 days of creating on her blog.  Stop by and visit, she is another creative I hope sticks with the challenge - I love seeing what she comes up with next!

Andrew Thornton is having the virtual yard sale of the year with all sorts of beady fun that you won't want to miss.  There are new pendants like the ones above, he's selling some of his original and published designs on eBay, he has lots of artist's beads in his regular shop and he's hosting a big ol' summer giveaway.  Check out all the festivities on Andrew's blog.

Need some color inspiration?  Check out Design Seeds for a mind-blowing array of color palettes.  You'll never again have an excuse for staying in a color rut! (photo from Design Seeds)

Have you put together your muffin tin of beads yet? 

Here are a few clarifications:
Your link is due on Monday by June 27th at Midnight - central time. 

I've decided to give a bonus chance - if you fill your muffin tin and get 6 of the projects complete, you can enter the challenge.  I know 12 is a lot for a summer week when there are pools to visit, meals to grill, lemonades to sip, fireflies to catch - I get it!

Your challenge pieces can use art beads or not - that's up to you.  Earrings and pendants count - surely you can whip up 6 pairs of earrings and snap a pic before Monday.

Good luck and enter your link here to enter.


Grubbi said...

Great links, could do with some inspiration and I love the colour site too, very handy!

Sally Anderson said...

Don't forget Mandy at Beads for Brains, her blog. She's doing a new bead stitch every day for a year as part of the 365 days challenge. She's done some really cool things and has done something new every single day! I so admire that!

My Life Under the Bus said...

OMG!!! So impressive I can barely handle my 12 muffin cups! That color palette is stunning!

Anonymous said...

Great links! Design Seeds...very cool. Thanks for sharing, Heather!

Cynthia said...

Heather-thanks for the link. I AM wearing something different every day, and photographing it. The posting is driving me nuts, though! and yes, it only takes a few minutes (thank you, iPhone!) but late at night sometimes I can't handle even that!