Happy Monday to you all! Has the sun come out with you yet? I know some of you are still suffering under a blanket of white....I am hugely happy to say that today feels like the first real Spring day. Let's just hope it's not the last! And this isn't the last day you're going to hear from me this week - tune in next Saturday to read an interview with one of my very favourite bead artists.....click on the link to see who it is.....and she may just be offering a special coupon code for you guys too.....you *won't* want to miss out...!
We're onto week two of stringing materials, and I am excited to some new finds with you. We had lots of shares last week - THANK YOU! I can't wait to see what you have to share with us this week. Check out these beautiful items! All of the shops have loooooots more loveliness in them, so please click on the links and have an explore.
Aren't you feeling inspired by all this colour and texture? I know I am!
Before I go, I wanted to share some totally gorgeous beads that would be just *perfect* for this month's challenge - which I am totally loving by the way, how about you? Ok, it's not stringing materials but these are too pretty not to share! Some gorgeous handmade birdies by Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf.
Andrew hosts a monthly challenge on his blog called, Inspired by Reading. Check out the reveal for January and February's selections, "The Enchantress of Florence" by Salman Rushdie and "Difficult Loves" by Italio Calvino.
Did you ever have a dream you were staying in a gorgeous hotel on the beach while surrounded by beads? Lisa shares part 2 of her trip to Beadland, USA.
A very cool wooden flower pendant was the inspiration for this easy necklace and earring project you will love to make and wear.
March is National Crafting Month and to get YOU inspired, Kiwi Crate is teaming up with Highlights Magazine and YoYo.com to offer your kid(s) a dream craft room!
Jean won a pair of earrings from the wonderful designer Linda Landig. She was so knocked out by their beauty she decided to interview her! Come and read Linda's inspiring answers to jean's questions and look at all the glorious jewelry Linda has on display! Wow!
June shows off some of the mail art exchanged last month, and posts the next mail art call!!! Come join the fun!
Cyndi shows the next steps of how she integrated soutache braid into one of her bead embroidered necklaces.
These are some gorgeous stringing materials. And what cute little birdies. I love Barbara's beads. Thanks for posting the links to check out.
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