Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peace, Love & Bead Bloggers!

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe this lovely wintery weekend! There is definitely something about the month of December for me that makes me want to craft, craft, craft.

I even thought about baking something today!! I found the cutest cake mix at Big Lots today, but put it back after I got my wits about me. It was a HUGE ceramic red and white pepperminty mug that included a cake mix that you actually baked in the giant mug. It was a chocolate peppermint cake!!

Once I realized there were probably other ingredients like milk, eggs, vegetable oil needed, I gave in and put it back. As a non-cook, those aren't things I typicaly have on hand. HOWEVER, I think I'll be hanging with my Mom next weekend in the kitchen, so I might head back over to Big Lots tomorrow...

As usual, Sundays bring this fun list of bead blogger updates....I hope you will join me in reading about giveaways, artwork, brooches and books!

Art Bead Scene
This month's challenge artwork is by John Anster Fitzgerald - who is that you may ask? Come over to ABS and find out!

Beading Arts
Mama's Minerals returns with another fabulous giveaway for Cyndi's readers!

Beads & Books
Michelle turns a ceramic pendant into a Christmas ornament. Jewelry Making
Are you feeling blue? Good, because that is the perfect color for beaded jewelry.

Cindy Gimbrone, The Lampwork Diva
Cindy's been stamping metal and has some thoughtful things to say about Lisa Niven Kelly's book, "Stamped Metal Jewelry."

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
This week's Thursday Giveaway is brought to you by Cindy Gimbrone, the Lampwork Diva! Enter to win an assortment of inspiring jewelry components!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows that inspiration can come from anywhere, including the bathroom sink!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean has a new book giveaway! 500 Enameled Objects--a celebration of color on metal--what a divine, mesmerizing book to own and cherish! Please come and sign up for this very special giveaway!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a very special wooden brooch for her "no knit" scarf.


Diana P. said...

Haha! That's exactly what I would have done. I don't cook and I hardly ever bake. I always say that I enjoy eating what others enjoy cooking!

Kokopelli said...

Hey, I know that heart bead and have to look for it! Problem was, I couldn't get this spiral rope to work I planned to hang it from. :-(