Sunday seems like a great day for gathering up lots of inspiration for the coming week.
I recently came across an extensive listing of show/contest opportunities on the blog of Casey Sharpe, Jewelry Artist & Metalsmith. In her blog post she gave lots of encouragement and guidance for going through the application process.
Casey kindly agreed to allow me to share the link to all of this information here. Best of luck to all of you who choose to put yourself out there!! If you were just thinking about things you could do to step out of your comfort zone, one of these might be it!
And, now for the grand finale..... Just in case you need a little extra boost, check out what our fellow bead bloggers have been up to this week!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean's sharp eye spots the first announcement of a BeadStyle Magazine special issue she will be appearing in!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew recaps a recent trip to Detroit for the Great Lakes Bead Guild's Bead Bonanza.
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy has been showing off some of her favorite jewelry pieces on her blog this week like this pretty earring and necklace set.
Art Bead Scene It's the Art Bead Scene Monthly Carnival Blog. This month's theme is "passion."
Beading Arts Does the beginning of spring lift your spirits? Cyndi has made a spring bracelet sponsored by Artbeads to celebrate this most wonderful of all seasons.
Carmi's Art/Life World A vintage TUMs container becomes a necklace centerpiece in Carmi's project this week.
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Rewind: Is your bronze metal clay warping? Then Cindy's got the tool for you - Rawhide!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Whoo- whoo! New porcelain owl pendants inspired by internet sensation Molly the Owl
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei is playing around with the idea of collections and series in her jewelry line.