These are steel links I’ve been making. My fingers are all dark from the soot. I love doing it. Taking wire from a spool from the hardware store and turning it into jewelry. A nail brush and some soap and I’m all cleaned up.
Here’s this week’s beady links. Click. Read. Bead.
A Bead A Day
Do you ever get caught up just gazing at swarovski crystals? Lisa at A Bead A Day has a tendency to do that too! Stop over for a chance to win one for yourself!
About.com Jewelry Making
Here are some recipes and tutorials for cleaning up your gorgeous jewelry.
Cyndi shares step by step how she engineered one of her recent bead embroidery pieces.
Beads & 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 has a link to her new Faux Solder technique for John Bead blog.
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Come take a look at Cindy’s charming experiments!
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 reviews the fab new book by wonderful Margot Potter, New Dimensions in Bead and Wire Jewelry. PLUS, she has a GIVEAWAY of this super book! Race like a bunny to Jean’s blog for all the information! You won’t be sorry!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew reveals the August Reader’s Challenge Design Kit filled with sizzling summer reds!
The Bead Dreamer
Charlene shares her review and enthusiasm for Maggie Meister’s Classical Elegance bead weaving book.