Linda Landig is our very lucky winner this week and will receive a Peace Bird Pendant from Gaea. Linda send Gaea an email and she will get that right out to you!
Inside the Humblebeads Studio:
I have had a few things happen this year that have made me slow down. It's been a year of trials. And right looking at my self-imposed to do list and what is really important to me, I'd decided to stop right now with unrealistic expectations. And I give you permission to do the same. Take a few days off, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Spend time with family and not making things. You can do it. Put down those pliers and step away from the table.
Here on the ABS we are going to take a break for a few days and offer you a review of the Best of the ABS from 2013. This is my last holiday tutorial, the 12 Days of Christmas have become a scant 6 Days of Christmas. But I know you'd rather see me spending time with my family than toiling away at tutorials, because I'd wish the same for you!
Rustic Bird Ornament
Bird Pendant - Lipstick Ranch
Tree House Bead - Humblebeads
Waxed Irish Linen
8 glass size 11/0 seed beads
6mm brass spacer
(Resources: Bird, linen and seed beads: Lima Beads. House: Humblebeads. Spacer: Hobby Lobby.)
1. Cut a two 10" pieces of linen cord, string the cords through the pendant to the center of the cord and tie a knot.
1. One one strand of the cord, string on the spacer and house bead. Tie a large knot with all four strands above the bead.
4. Tie all four strands in a large knot at the top, trim cord if needed.
The Art Bead Scene is planning out 2014 - tell me what would you like to see on the ABS in the coming year? We'll choose one commenter next week to win a $25 gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.
Interviews with both seasoned and up and coming jewelry artists and bead makers. I also love your tutorials, I hope to see those continue. Thanks to all of you at Art Bead Scene for all you do all year long :)
I most like to see the different art beads people create, and of course, hand-made jewelry that incorporates them. Love ABS--keep it coming!
Thank you for the tutorial! I would like to see tutorials on how to make beads with polymer clay and also beads with fiber. Thanks for the chance to win!
The tutorials are inspiring. I would like to see DIY tutorials on a variety of bead making techniques including "found objects" and/or reclaimed materials. I also would love to see the use of beads in home decor projects, fabric, knitting or crocheting projects.
I would love to see ABS monthly challenges continue,. I love the polymer clay tutorials. The ornament challenge wad terrific. You all do a wonderful job. Happy holidays!
I have learned so much from your site! I would like to see more tutorials for both beads of all kinds and jewelry. ABS rocks! Happy Holidays!
Angi Mullis firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to meet more handmade artist from around the globe =)
I love learning about bead makers and seeing their process. I love tutorials too! Any time we can win art beads is awesome! This is a great site for inspiration.
I just read this post and found out that I'm the winner of Gaea's bird pendant. Whoot-whoot. A big thank you to Gaea and ABS!!!
I love reading your blog and I especially enjoy the tutorials. I'm experimenting a little with polymer clay, so I'm interested in learning more about painting, chalking, dying etc. the surface of PC beads and pendants.
Hi! I am always up for good tutorials from your wonderful contributors. and I also love to see collaborative challenge work displayed as well, when two or more top designers work with the same beads and show what they have designed! xox jean
I love the tutorials and would love to see more bead tutorials, especially polymer clay ones. I also like to find out what artists use for inspiration for their designs.
I would like to see tutorials on the process of making all the beautiful artbeads that we see on the blog. Happy holidays to everybody!
I think that my favorite part is the monthly challenges so please keep those going. Otherwise I enjoy the tutorials and the bead porn.
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