Monday, February 15, 2010

This Week's Project & Bead Blogger FUN!!

Today's post is a combination of "This week's project" and "Bead Blogger Fun"!

I've been thinking of many ideas for using the fabulous handmade beads that were sent to me by Mikki of the Beaded Carpet. Here is the original post from a week or so ago.

It just so happened that the same day I received the surprise beads from Mikki, I also received a HUGE spool of white hemp cord. When I saw them sitting next to each other, I started thinking I'd like to use these things together.

I can't wait to wear this somewhere and I have sort of a rhetorical question that I just couldn't help but ask...WHY DOES JEWELRY MAKING HAVE TO BE SO MESSY!?? Maybe it isn't and it is actually me....?

Have a wonderful week everyone!! Below are some fun filled links to kick off the new week!! Take care!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts Avoiding work by showing off some new jewelry pieces and other eye candy
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio The connection you can have with a customer, is a treasure. Collaborating on a necklace, Lorelei and JoAnn create a wonderful keepsake.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Book review by jean: feel like learning new techniques? Try this new text with fab photos!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Using components from Artbeads.com, Andrew creates a Valentine's Day worthy necklace named, "Not Without".
About.com Jewelry Making Ever thought of applying for a jewelry making grant? If so, here is news about how to do so as well as some important tips to follow.
Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene Unveils the February Monthly Challenge - Luna Park by Vestie Davis.
Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi attempts to explain how one necklace turns into two.
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva An addition to the Grunge Bead Series - Grunge Faux Bois!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie shows off the necklace she made for the Bead Soup Party: a delicious blend of stone, pearls, glass, ceramic, and brass ingredients.
Jean Campbell Jean did a little product scouting in Tucson...check out her favorite finds!
Jewelry & Beading Cyndi has a great giveaway going on: TWO gift certificates for Murano glass jewelry!!

3 comments:

Kokopelli said...

The answer to your rhetorical question is: jewelry making (like any other craft) HAS to be messy, because the mess is the source of creativity. At least for me it is.

Cathryn said...

It's not you--I'm messy when I craft--whether it be beading or cooking. I think the messiness is just the creativity leaking out everywhere. :D

JustATish said...

Outstanding!!!! I love that bracelet.

it is messy - it's an experience :)
kinda like me eating wings.....