I had to go out today and buy a new wireless router, damn-it! I guess according to the dude at Best Buy, the storm we had the other night, wiped out a bunch of local routers. Dunno if I believe, but all I do know- the dang thing didn't work come yesterday. After I got it all installed, I then got the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH. So we'll see if my computer makes it another week. gah.
While over in that area, I stopped into Michaels and raided the Industrial Chic section yet again. I bought a few of these cool customizeable pendants, and was stoked to try them out right away. Basically, the way they work is, the side has a clip- you undo the clip and the top half swivels up and open. The two circular pieces of glass inside, slip out and you fill what you want inside the glass sandwich and put the whole thing back together. Here's where I had trouble-
Overall thought- I am quite pleased with how it looks- I made this one, and put it into a necklace design right away- I made one more, still yet to become anything cool.
Enjoy this week's Bead Blogger Links, since you're already here, and all...
About.com Jewelry Making
Tammy is getting back to the basics, starting with jewelry making tools. What is your must have tool?
Art Bead Scene
Gearing up for that big bead show coming up? ABS has the top ten tips for your bead buying trip!
Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe is having a "City of Love" giveaway!!!
Chapter two of Cyndi's e-book is available for download! "Altered Surfaces" begins the exploration of the exchange between mixed media and bead embroidery!
Carmi's Art/Life World
A handmade bezel results in a new necklace for Carmi called FAITHFUL.
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
A set of smokey quartz beads inspires a new necklace.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie celebrates her 1000th blog post with Ten Days of Giveaways!
Jean reviews Nathalie Mornu's Leather Jewelry, a bang-up book.
Katie's Beading Blog
Get the 411 about BeadStyle's gorgeous All Star Issue!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei has been answer some of her reader's questions from a previous giveaway post. Read up on what everyone wants to know!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is thrilled to be in BeadStyle magazine's July All Star issue, with pals Tammy Powley, Heather Powers, and Katie Hacker who made the cover so beautiful! Come and see!
Strands of Beads
It's Melissa's turn to review Kate McKinnon's fabulous Sculptural Metal Clay
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
The prize for this week's Thursday Giveaway comes courtesy of Green Girl Studios! Find out how you can get ahold of these fine pewter beauties!
The Staples of Jewelry Making