I've been taking it easy the past few days. I haven't done a lot of what I normally do on the weekends, cleaning, laundry, household chores. I haven't even really been doing that much in the way of beading but I did finish these two pieces yesterday. Earthy and simple pieces. Today is nasty and rainy so I think I'll probably create a few more things today. I recently picked up a copy of Handcrafted Jewelry (specially issue put out by Interweave Press) AND 101 Wire Earrings by Denise Peck. Both are great- chock full of really cool and inspirational designs. I recommend both of them. I actually had ordered Handcrafted Jewelry from the website but when I went to my local bead shop, Kim had gotten them in and had them for sale. I just couldn't wait! So the extra copy that I'll get, I'll offer up to anyone that might want to buy it from me. It was $7.99.
I'll pay for the shipping. Leave a comment if you want it.
Time to round up the Bead Links for the week! Check out what some of my Bead Blogger friends have been up to this past week.
A Bead A Day Swarovski Crystal Volcano! Are you ready to see sparks of red, yellow and orange?
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy's going bananas over bamboo beads!
Art Bead Scene Learn how to make your own bezel with Art Bead Scene!
Beading Arts Fishing is a fun summertime activity, but even more fun when it results in something to wear!
Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi places some vintage lace/tatting between glass for this lovely pendant idea.
Cindy Gimbrone Want to add charm to your jewelry? Cindy Gimbrone shows you how to make glass nugget charms.
Jean Campbell Jean gives the inside scoop on Rachel Nelson-Smith's upcoming book, Seed Bead Fusion.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei is helping to promote Cynthia Thornton's new book release by offering the 1st of 8 giveaways!
Strands of Beads Melissa discusses her experiences with metal clay safety issues
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton With Swarovski crystals from Artbeads.com, Andrew creates a wire-wrapped dangle bracelet inspired by a fuzzy caterpillar.