I am making progress with enamel and with creating bracelet designs that incorporate chain and other components in addition to beads. I’m proud of my Forever Ago Bracelet. I enameled the copper disc on both sides a soft baby blue and used a rubber stamp to make the key imprint. Then I sifted black enamel over the rubber stamp ink and tapped off the excess. The hardest part was finding cute rubber stamps that were tiny. This one came from norajane who has adorable small rubber stamps.
Here’s this week’s beady blog goodness!
Cyndi shares the instructions for making a freeform peyote stitch necklace. Now the piece just needs a name!
A Bead A Day
Over at A Bead A Day, Lisa is looking for input on how much bling to add to a desk accessory with her new hot-fixing jewel tool!
Carmi’s Art/Life World
Carmi has found a few new ways to use Apoxie Sculpt!
About.com Jewelry Making
Don’t blow off Christmas in July. Instead, use this time to make some awesome beaded ornaments.
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy reviews Hot Connections by Jennifer Chin.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew reveals the mystery component for the July Reader’s Challenge!
Art Bead Scene
Come take a look at ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone is up to in her studio this week!
Resin Crafts Blog received a very pretty samples kit…and turned it into a unique wearable.
Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean is excited to show what she received (not her finished design however!) from Michelle Mach for the “Mostly Metal” challenge which Michelle is hosting!
The Bead Dreamer
Use a finding in a different way. Try Charlene’s chandelier earrings made from bead caps. A tutorial with photos shows you how.