Her name is Amanda Cargill Austin and she’s from Oregon. Without Bead Soup, we never would have known each other. It’s nice to have a way to connect with another jewelry designer. Amanda has a lovely blog called Sea Shore Glass. She also has a fabulous shop on Etsy and was featured in Bead Trends magazine.
I’m looking forward to using the beads and pendant she sent me – I’ll post them later this week. I also want to see what she makes with the items I sent her. Bead Soup and meeting new friends – both are good things.
For more good things, check out this week’s beady links. Click. Read. Bead.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thorntone
Andrew introduces the twelve, talented designers that make up the NEW Allegory Gallery Design Team!
Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
How to win the great giveaway of Maggie Meister’s Classical Elagance–an amazing and breathtaking book! See jean’s blog!
Carmi uses a great new mold to make “people” donuts.
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Need some iron in your jewelry diet? Tuesday Tangle has just what you’re looking for!
Carmi’s Art/Life World
Margot Potter’s new book inspired Carmi’s new linked necklace.
The “Mostly Metal” challenge was a great success, many thnaks to Michelle Mach! Come and see all the fun pieces that were made.
Art Bead Scene
Try something different with your art beads – ribbon!
About.com Jewelry Making
Set up your jewelry designing by making the perfect jewelry sets.
A Bead A Day
Stop by A Bead A Day to share your ideas for beads Lisa can add to a new bracelet chain.
The Bead Dreamer
Charlene shares her dreamy mermaid necklace and links to other participants in her first ever jewelry challenge.