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Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Congratulations Kathy Lindemer! You have won a pendant of The King, aka Elvis from Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions In Clay.
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Phew! I am at the end of a looooong fortnight and am ready for the weekend. Extremely ready! I had a full-on working weekend last weekend which you can read about over on my own blog if you are interested (the 'song' bit of Songbead had some action), and so I feel like I've been dashing around in the hamster wheel of life relentlessly for quite a while, what with one thing and another. You know that feeling when you complete one task, only to have another one loom its ugly head up almost immediately? That's what this past month has been like - satisfyingly (bordering on overwhelmingly!) busy.
One of the things that has kept me busy over the past two weeks has been these rather marvellous czech glass beads which I am currently stocking over at The Curious Bead Shop.
|My work table today.
They are pretty hard to get hold of, and so I was thrilled when my supplier restocked in colours I had bought previously, and then last week had an offering new colours! Yuuuuuummmm. These are *such* beautiful beads - I cannot enthuse enough about them. The perfect addition to your art bead-laden jewellery! Just look at the scrummy colours I have in stock ~
I am so happy to have such a lovely range of colours - they are perfect for my rustic, whimsical narrative jewellery and I am snaffling quite a few of these away for my own Songbead designs. It seems like Spring has only just begun, but before I know it, it will be the summer and craft fair madness will set in again! My first fair of the season is in June, which is really not that far off....
Along with Czech glass, I've also been stocking up on Art Beads. I mean, as if I need to....I have enough art beads to last me until the end of the century, I'm pretty sure! Here are some lovelies that have arrived recently or will be arriving with me soon. Try not to be too jealous....;-)
I am a colour-a-holic, as you can see from the above! I think these colours will go perfectly with my new pansy beads too. Vibrant, cheerful and fun!
So, my question to you is - what art beads have you bought - or made! - recently? What's on your wish list if you haven't bought recently - what beads are you dreaming of for your summer designs? Share your favourites in the comments below! My prize for you is a selection of the pansy blooms from The Curious Bead Shop :-)
Have a fabulous weekend!