It's time to take a look at what some of the other bead bloggers have been up to over the past week, yay! I enjoy broadening my horizons and this is a great way to do that!
When I first began blogging, I was intimidated by all of the experienced beaders, crafters and professional jewelry designers who had also turned into very successful bloggers.
I didn't like that feeling at all, but as soon as I "got to know" some of the individuals who share their craft along with their beliefs, emotions, successes and not-as-successful experiences, I started to see how giving and non-competitive everyone is. It was one of the happiest surprises I can remember! It gives me great joy to have become a part of the online crafting/beading community and can feel the love from here...I hope you can too! :)
I wanted to share a bead today that I found in my stash over the weekend. I'd never even taken it out of the package and don't know where it came from. It is a Westrim product, described as "charm prayer box square silver". The sticker shows it was on clearance for $1.50.
I just opened the package and think it is adorable! The little box actually opens and closes! I believe these are used to place a written prayer or affirmation in to remind you about it and keep it close by so you can focus on it. I am going to work on a new affirmation to place in this one and use a few crystals and a lobster clasp to clip it to my keys or work ID badge.
I hope you all had a great weekend! Please join me in a horizon-expanding experience by visiting the blogs below. :)
The writing and art of Andrew thornton Beadfest Philadelphia was packed with talented artisans and bead-makers. See what Andrew picked out!
Jewelry & Beading Looking ahead to the fall, Cyndi shows how to make a new necklace called "Autumn Arbor".
Katie's Beading Blog Katie's mixing metals and a fun peyote bail with a giant crystal disk.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei is hosting a Necklace Round Robin, but you have to leave a comment to be entered to win a spot!
Earthenwood Studio Chronices Melanie shows off some fun experiments that she has seen coming out of her studio, mixing copper and pewter
Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene expands the editorial staff and welcomes Lorelei Eurto!
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Cindy unveils a new series of Art Nouveau inspired beads. In French it's known as "Stile Floreal" and in English it's the "Floral Style."
Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi uses shrink plastic to make a neat little bracelet.
About.com Jewelry Making Do you use blogging to promote your jewelry business? Tammy has some thoughts for you on this.