Me at Penland and Beady Links

Penland Tools

I just returned from two weeks at Penland School of Crafts studying enameling. Here I am in the upper metal studio, it is upstairs from lower metals, hence the name. The first time I studied at Penland, I was amazed and mystified at the tools. Now, some years later, I know what most of them are even if I don’t have experience using them all. And, Penland keeps improving and adding tools – one reason it is a pleasure to study there.

I’ve been working on expanding my enamel skills. Here’s some other happenings from the bead and craft world.

A Bead A Day
There’s nothing like creating a piece of jewelry to remember a special trip. Check out Lisa’s balloon show ankle bracelet.

About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy takes a look at yet another new jewelry book. This one is all about metal jewelry making.

Beading Arts
Fabric beads plus wire beads equals the start of a new mixed media necklace you can make!

Carmi’s Art/Life World
My exotic felted collar was featured on the Cousin blog. Here is how I made it.

Resin Crafts Blog
When you learn how easy it is to make pendants with transfer paper you won’t be able to stop making them!

Snap out if it, Jean! There’s beading to be done! 
Jean shares a super informative and fun article on peyote stitch by Jennifer VanBenschoten of Beading Daily!

Buying Enough Beads
Charlene shops for beads and wonders, did she buy enough?

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