Lemon Drop Earrings and Beady Links

Sticky Lemon Drop Earrings – I cut copper circles, domed and enameled them for these earrings. The enamel color is really a green-yellow but used sparingly it looks lemony. I like how they look with these darkened brass hoops. The enamel pieces reminded me of hard lemon candy. The entire combination brings to mind gingerbread with lemon sauce. My Mom made the best.

Beady goodness for this week –

A Bead A Day
Lisa takes a walk down memory lane, re-visiting some old jewelry stand-by’s while preparing to design a new favorite piece.

About.com Jewelry Making
Get some red, white, and blue jewelry inspiration and ideas from these free jewelry tutorials.

Art Bead Scene
Here are some random bead related links for you to enjoy!

Beading Arts
Are you clear on your goals for your bead and jewelry blog? Cyndi has rounded up some articles that are sure to help!

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Carmi works on a little bit of an antler for a surprising result!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
The Earthenwood Design team is serving up lots of sweet jewelry treats!

Resin Crafts!
This week there is a special piece featuring a mold and a resin pour!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean reviews a GREAT Beaducation DVD on soldered rings and bezels and also announces a giveaway from Beaducation of a DVD of the winner’s choice just for liking Beaducation’s blog! What’s not to like?

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Exciting news! Andrew launches his FIRST ever Reader’s Challenge! The Design Kit for July features summery shades of green and lots of art beads!

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene features a young jewelry artisan and snags a pretty sweet pair of earrings in the process.

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