We made it back home safe and sound this afternoon from our weekend away in Connecticut. It was a wonderful visit and I really enjoyed spending some quality time with my niece Alex, and nephew Max. They are just total balls of energy and they are developing their own personalities and I am just so in love with both of them.
Got home and did a walk through to check for signs of bats. Don't see anything, but we'll soon find out tonight around 9pm when they like to come out. The bat guy finally comes to do some repair work on the soffets tomorrow morning. Whew. Hopefully just one more sleepless night.
On the jewelry front,
Don't forget my Buy One Get One 40% off SALE continues til Wednesday. I won't be listing any new jewelry until later in the week.
and ANOTHER REMINDER!
Tomorrow I will announce the 2nd of the Enchanted Adornments giveaways, so stay tuned to win another cool set of Green Girl Studios beads!
And now for the Bead Bloggers weekly round up!
A Bead A Day Do you use buttons in your jewelry designs? Stop by A Bead A Day to share your experiences and ideas.
About.com Jewelry Making Is the under 20 crowd crafting more or less these days? Take the quick poll & see the results of what other crafters are thinking about this issue.
Art Bead Scene Looking for some new earring ideas? The Art Bead Scene reviews 101 Wire Earrings.
Barbe Saint John - New Treasures from Forgotten Artifacts Join in the fun of the Objects & Elements Reader Challenge!
Beading Arts Beautiful Swarovski components from ArtBeads.com inspired Cyndi...right over the moon!
Carmi's Art/Life World A little Friendly Plastic, a charm and resin makes for an amazing pendant.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva Summer heat getting to you? Cindy has a wrist full of Frost Links in Pear to keep her cool.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie happens upon a new line of supplies that blend perfectly with her steampunk designs as well as her new resin collage pendants.
Jean Campbell Jean whips up a pair of funky Steampunky earrings; you can make them, too!
Katie's Beading Blog Check out Katie's upcoming workshops!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei shares some links to another really cool blog beading challenge.
Strands of Beads Melissa creates a simple but stunning necklace with goodies from Rings & Things
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew reveals ten new jewelry designs.