Sunday, May 2, 2010

Exciting News and Bead Blogger Updates!

Well, it sure was a nice weekend while it lasted!! Relaxing and fun as usual...just not quite long enough!

I wanted to share something exciting with you and take the opportunity to thank the ultra fun and talented Jean Yates at the same time.

You have probably seen the title of her blog here, there and everywhere if you hop around beading blogs like I do, "Snap out of it Jean! There's beading to be done!"

Jean's sense of humor is as great as her integrity and warmth. Several months ago, Jean and I had a chance to chat about my book and the many things that led me to this point. She just happens to write a column in the monthly magazine, Australian Beading Magazine, as the link to what's happening in beading in the U.S.

Believe me, I was floored and once I got over the shock, was thrilled that she would consider mentioning me and my book, which was not yet published at the time. We made it just under the wire to get it to her and she had a chance to review it in her column.

Our beading friend, Davinia, who lives in Australia recently offered to share the article since she had the magazine in her possession which I am grateful for because it is not as readily available here in the U.S. Thanks so much Jean and Davinia! I LOVE MY BEADING FRIENDS!! :)

And, it just wouldn't be Sunday if I didn't share what some of our other beading friends have been up to over the last week. Take care and have a great week! Jewelry Making School is in session, or at least, it will be when you sign up for one of these free copper clay e-courses.

Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene's newest member opens her heart and shares how she feels about the Art Bead Scene. Maybe you feel the same?

Beading Arts Here's a quick little tutorial on how to create a barnacle texture with seed beads!

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Spring is the time for new life and new charms at Cindy Gimbrone Beads.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie spreads her wings and designs a new pair of carvings to be made into pendants.

Strands of Beads Melissa uses lava beads to help teach her son about volcanoes

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew shares his trip to Denver for the Rocky Mountain Bead Society's Bead Bazaar.


TesoriTrovati said...

that is so cool!
I love the interconnectedness of the web, that we can have conversations with people all over the world as if they are right here with us. I also love the community spirit that thrives with beaders. Some of the best people in the world. Enjoy the day, Lisa! Erin

Azure Accessories said...

That is just the greatest thing Lisa!!! Isn't it wonderful the way we have blogging friends around the world!!!
I've met so many amazing people since I started blogging as I'm sure you have!

Unknown said...

I love Jean, love the book! I added your blog to my list so I can track of you.

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

Thank you so much; it is always my pleasure to bring
terrific people whose accomplishments I admire to the readers in Australia! It is just totally neat for me to imagine that they get to see just how special people like YOU are, a little bit faster, because of the fabulous Australian Beading Mag!!!

xox jean