Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Links...

Since Elizabeth Taylor died last week, I'm featuring a picture of the front cover of her jewelry book. Jean blogged about it this week so click on over and read what Jean has to say.....

A Bead A Day
Interested in learning more about decopauging your jewelry projects? In response to a reader question, Lisa provides some info to help you get started. Jewelry Making
Tammy combines wire, chain, and crystal teardrops for some dramatic earrings.

Art Bead Scene
The ABS is serving up a free project courtesy of Ornamentea.  

Beading & Books
Enter a jewelry, beading, or mixed media contest or challenge this spring. Michelle shares links to nearly a dozen opportunities.  

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a two part beaded sachet tuorial this week on her blog. 

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
This week's Tuesday Tangle is about taking up a challenge! 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean writes about a book she was given years ago concerning Elizabeth Taylor's astounding jewelry collection

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene creates earring from humble materials and simple design 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
To celebrate National Craft Month, Andrew guest blogs for Beaducation.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monday "DO"

I've been working on PhotoShop and Corel Painting. I took this picture of a spring flower.

Here are two different versions of the same photo. The first is photoshopped....

Corel Painting Essentials for the second....

Have you kept up with your New Year's goals?  How are you doing?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Tangle: Take Up A Challenge!

With spring in the air, I don't need alot to get my energy up. But what to do with that energy?

I'm going to pour it into the Cloth Paper Scissors Wild Wire Reader Challenge!

Wild Wire is right up my alley!

Photo courtesy of Copper Crow Studio

What say you, Readers, are you up for a challenge too?

Friday, March 04, 2011

Funny Friday and Fabulous Links Jewelry Making
Celebrate National Craft Month with jewelry and all kinds of other interesting crafts to try.

Art Bead Scene
Take a peek at what's on the bead table each week - it's Bead Table Wednesday!

Beading Arts
Since there were so many participants, The Bead Soup Party is still in full swing, thanks to the efforts of the fabulous Lori Anderson!

Beading & Books
If you make earrings, you'll want to read Michelle's review of the Easy Earring Cards Punch Kit.

Carmi's Art/Life World
A lovely piece of paper inspires a new red necklace!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Come see "what matters most" on Cindy's bead table this week!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shares her Bead Soup project, made with a shimmery upcycled key and keyplate from her new Earthen Oxide website mixed with some wonderful lampworked glass by MJRbeads

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene reviews the book Creating Glass Beads by Jeri L. Warhaftig. It’s a wonderful book for ambitious beginners and intermediate glass bead makers. Charlene – she just wants the beads!