Monday, August 15, 2011

Announcing Monday Metal and Linky Love

If  you're a regular reader, you know I've been working with a rolling mill lately.  I've always had in the back of my mind, to make beads of all kinds and metal is a part of that. So, I've decided to add a regular post called Metal Monday when I'll talk about all things metal.  I've made a little logo to go along with it using my latest rolling mill/metal creation....

Did you know that you can put all kinds of media through a rolling mill to impress a design?  That notion sent me to the craft store looking for all kinds of crafty things to use.  I came up with ribbon and paper borders for scrapbooking.  Here's a sampling......

I picked up all of these ribbons and paper borders at my local Michael's store. Of these patterns, I liked the off-center flowers created by the brown floral ribbon.  Which is your favorite?

Speaking of favorites, here are my favorite bead bloggers with some beady love.....

A Bead A Day
Artists who create using found objects or materials from nature are awe inspiring! Lisa is showcasing one artist who uses birch bark to create beads! Jewelrymaking
Get twisting with your beads and learn to make a very cool twisted strand necklace with this bead weaving technique. 

Art Bead Scene
Come check out the August challenge! 

Beading Arts
Cyndi is celebrating bead embroidery month on Beading Arts! Come find out how you can get started.

Beads and Books
Share the name of your favorite glass beadmaker for a chance to win a copy of the book Creating Glass Beads. 

Carmi's Art Life/World
Carmi is experimenting with Apoxie Sculpt and rubber stamps to make pendants! 

Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy's got a new tool on her workbench, a rolling mill. Check out the jewelry pieces that have rolled out onto her bench! 

Resin Crafts!
Carmi shows off a sweet resin heart pendant made in a candy mold.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is getting verrrry excited, anticipating Michelle Mach's Mostly Metal Challenge! Come read about it! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
In an effort to help launch Allegory Gallery, Andrew announces the Allegory Gallery Fundraiser! Make a donation and receive a prize for your support!


Christine said...

I love those pendants! And I NEED a rolling mill! So many fabulous possibilities....

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Christine! Yes, there are sooooo many wonderful possibilities and it's a great work out for your arms! LOL!

quiltingjewel39 said...

I really like the new look of the blog - very nice. Those pendants are so cute - can't believe you can do all that with a rolling mill. Metal Monday sounds great - love anything to do with metal!

KayzKreationz said...

I like the flowers, but really like the ribbon/woven look. I'd love to have a rolling mill to try. I love metal, too, especially copper and would love to be able to add that to my Kreationz.

tiffany long said...

I have to try working with a rolling mill. those are so lovely

Melissa said...

I love metal!

CraftyHope said...

Oh wow! Those are so very cool.
I can't wait to see what all you create with the new "toy"!
My favorite? Well, while I do tend to be a rather flower-loving chick, I am strangely drawn to the the one you made with the lacy-like ribbon. I like the rustic feel of it I think!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Yes yes yes you can do all that with a rolling mill! Sometimes I think I'm probably not going to like this pattern but try it anyways, and then it turns out I love it! It's fun to experiment!

Shirley said...

Ok, if I worked with metal, I would so be learning how to do that. Those are so very cool.