Love, Bead and Craft Links

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Love and postal increases are in the air. Valentines Day is just ahead. It is a sweet holiday. Chris and I keep it very low key. No crowded restaurants with lines out of the door. No stress. A simple meal someplace quiet.

As for postal increases, packages from 1-3 ounces went up .24. Most of my packages are in this range, so I had no choice but to raise shipping rates. I am grateful for shipping profiles on Etsy. This year I could update rates one place and apply to to all of my items. Last year, it was one by one.

Arctic blast, be gone. Enough about that. Brrrr…

Here’s some bead and craft goodness:

Bye Bye Mess!
The mess is corralled for now, and that means time and space to design some jewelry!

Resin Crafts Blog
A wonderful series has begun on Resin Crafts blog. I am sharing over 80 different artists submissions featuring a pocket watch. You will be so inspired!

A Bead A Day
Looking for Valentine’s Day project inspiration…Lisa’s sharing heartfelt projects created by her fellow Cousin Corp ambassadors.

June’s been making a few folk art dolls.

Document Craft Project Steps so You Can Replicate Them Even Years Later
Some crafters and artists keep notebook journals of their ideas and projects. Eileen has fine-tuned a digital system which works really well for her.

Art Bead Scene
Check out guest blogger Kylie Parry’s illuminating post on using Pinterest Inspiration Boards as a creative business tool!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done! 
Jean makes a Winter Tree of Life Pendant, inspired by a friend on Facebook who is creating Trees of Life as he swelters in the heat of summer in Australia!

Mixed Media Anniversary Quilt
Cherie starts a quilt with embroidery, applique, and mixed media items.

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has started a new collage quilt, featuring one of her favorite birds…the chickadee!

Beading Arts
How about using an antique or vintage button as the centerpiece for a small bead embroidered pendant?

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
What’s up next for the Inspired by Reading Book Club? Andrew shares the reading list for the next round of books!

Charlene Sevier
Charlene mixes elements from different worlds and cultures. Can it work and can you do it too?

Love bracelet can be found here.

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