Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekend Creativity

Yay, time to get creative! I actually overwhelmed myself earlier by getting out too many beads..oops!

I just finished putting them all back where they belong and am starting the gathering/selecting process over again. :)

I had a chance to create two necklaces this week for the Cousin Corp, I can't wait to share. One was created with my absolute favorite type of bead, the SHAMBALA bead!

Wow, if you haven't used them before, I urge you to  find yourself at least one strand and see what happens. It's kind of magical...there is something about them that makes you smile. I dare you not to! :) They're usually available at JoAnn, Meijer and Walmart.

Pictured above is the shambala strand I used for one of the projects, in fact, I used 13 of them for good measure. This photo doesn't do them justice because of how they sparkle, but you get the idea.

If you are looking for inspiration before beginning your weekend project, check out our bead blogger friends to get things rolling!

We're kicking it off with Carmi's adorable and unique rubber stamped buttons.

Resin Crafts Blog
Jeweled and rubber stamped buttons are easy to make with resin clay. Jewelry Making
Baking polymer clay is supposed to be easy, but that's not always the case. Here are some tips for successful polymer clay baking.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
The June selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club was, "The Bucolic Plague" by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Come check out what Andrew and the others made for the blog hop! 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has a giveaway of a fabulous book about soutache and bead embroidery. Stop by, check out her review, and sign up for a chance to win this hip, fascinating , great jewelry design book!

Art Bead Scene
Editor Tari Sasser shares her pick for this week's Designer of the Week - a stunning, art bead-filled creation from Ahowin!

Carmi's Art/Life World
On my post this week I show you how I cut a turtle pendant out of fish leather!

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