Beach Earrings and Beady Links

Beachy Uocycled Tin Earrings

After I posted about cutting up all the tin pieces, I worked on getting them made into jewelry. Here’s one pair of earrings I got done. I love the soft beach colors, pale blue, sandy tan, and bits of gray. And the clay drops at the bottom; I bought them from a woman who made them and her fingerprints are captured forevermore in each piece.

Today, I’ve got the kiln heating up, my work table is a disaster area, I need to get a few pieces listed, plus the usual various and sundry tasks of life to get ready for the work week ahead.

Here’s whats going on with a few of my friends.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Always looking for a way to use up her stash, Carmi creates a button and fabric wearable.

A Bead A Day
Did you make anything special on YOUR summer vacation? Lisa shares her family vacation projects.
About.com Jewelry Making
Love, love, love some Venetian glass jewelry projects!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Working with polymer clay, wire, and assorted accent beads, Andrew creates a very tribal statement necklace.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean reviewed… and even more exciting, has a GIVEAWAY of the spectacular new book, Marcia DeCoster’s Beads In Motion ! So do check out the review and consider yourself invited to enter the giveway while there is still time!

Art Bead Scene
Check out Gaea’s Etsy finds for this month’s challenge!

Beading Arts
Cyndi has collected a wonderful group of resources and tutorials for those who want to try working in metal clay or who wish to expand their skills

Resin Crafts Blog
Under the dome is a new ring made possible with Jewelry Clay.

Charlene Sevier
Want to branch out from beaded jewelry alone? Or you sew, do embroidery, felt and would like to add jewelry to your work. Charlene reviews the perfect book for you.

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