Sunday, October 17, 2010

Peace, Love, Bead Bloggers and MORE!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this weekend's posts and when that happens, I feel like I want to hang on to it for a little while.

On Friday, I was thrilled to report Margot Potter's great news that she is moving on to a new position with Jewelry Television (JTV) which sounds like a dream come true. The best part is she'll be designing tutorials, etc. for beaders! I can't wait! :)

I was also very happy to share a project that could be incorporated into holiday gifts in many ways. I previously created a bracelet using images from a patchwork quilt my Grandma made me when I was a kid.

While no longer usable, I can still carry the memory around on my wrist. I can see this concept being used for kids pictures, kids works of art, things you are proud of such as your new home or car. Maybe it's your family tree. The possibilities are endless!

However, as we all know, the show must go on and it's time to share links to some fun and interesting happenings of our fellow bead bloggers. Check these out!! Jewelry Making
Tammy finally "did" something with one of the Katiedids she received.

Art Bead Scene

For the October Monthly Challenge, Art Bead Scene editor, Cindy Gimbrone chooses a piece of "jewelry" hanging on the front of New York City's Radio City Music Hall.

Beading Arts
Sparkling rivoli's work up quickly into this beadwoven pendant!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi takes a companies ribbon sampler and turns it into wearable art!

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva

Cindy needs some help in this week's Wednesday Wire, come take her poll to help her make a decision.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie mixes new textures in ceramics and glass like resin to make new window inspired pendants.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is teaming up with designer Marie of Skye Jewels, on a collaboration project.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!

Jean is thrilled to host a book giveaway! The book is 30 Minute Necklaces, by the brilliant designer Marthe Le Van. There are 60 projects in this lovingly photgraphed book published by Lark to incite your creativity. Come see how you might be the lucky winner and get your copy!

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her piece "Words of Love" that was juried into the finals of the 2010 British Bead Awards

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Inspired by the Fall 2010 Pantone Color Report, Andrew creates a necklace for's Colors of Fall designer gallery.

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