Friday, May 8, 2009

And the Shiny Stuff Keeps Coming or, How I Exhausted the Mail Carrier

I want to plug a few things I've read lately that I can't wait 'til Sunday's Wanderings Around the Beadosphere post to share.

First, Wendy Gibson of Winged Heart Studio has a column up at the ArtFire sponsored Handmade News. Wendy is one of their regular columnists for the Craft Trends section! Congratulations on the great gig, Wendy!

I understand there may still some spots open at Handmade for anyone who'd like to also become a paid editor, columnist or volunteer contributor, but I bet time is running short.

Tish is still collecting donations to help Chance run, she's only asking for 50 cents - and needs just over 900 more donations to reach her goal - which was 2000, so she's beyond the half-way mark in just a few days. Tell a friend, add your 50 cents, tell another friend.

Where do you go for inspiration that's not another beading crafter? I like Autonomous Artisans, Nikon Sniper, The Smitten Image and sometimes just doing a search on Google Images.

Now some notes about my day - Yay for my May's Bead Club beads from The Beadin' Path. Yummy summer-y sherbet colored heishis, bright silver-plated shell charms, large chrysocolla pendant bead were in this month's pack. Ideas for these are bouncing all over my brain.

Then there was more yay for Vintaj brass bits and caps and disks, and beautiful Lunch Specials beads from Lima Beads (sign up for their emails - you'll be glad you did). I don't know what is in today's special (today meaning the day you see this and click) but I got some beautiful rhodochrosite heishis and lemon ice and violet elongated faceted cubic zirconia teardrops at super prices. These CZs, with their own pre-attached bails, are definitely on my wish list.

Last but not least, this gorgeous borosilicate lampwork glass nautilus shell pendant from LaffingGull Lampwork

I'm going to be a designing dervish this weekend - only 2 weekends to go before Bay Con and I want to have a nice stock of Victorian and Steampunk style pieces.

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Blogger Wendy T. Gibson said...

Thanks for the link love, Ducky! I only have one studio, but I appreciate you seeing the bigger picture! lol

My mouth watered at the sight of those colours! (My mouth uses my eyeteeth to peruse things). Looking forward to what you make!


May 8, 2009 at 6:41 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

oops! Fixing it now...

May 8, 2009 at 6:54 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

You're so sweet for linking like that, Dawno. I so appreciate it. I was also certain that I had you on my reading list and just assumed you hadn't posted lately. Let's just say that NOW you're on my reading list. From what I understand though, I should just blame you for that oversight. ;)

Thanks kindly. :)

May 8, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Just sayin' it like it is, Hilary! And yes, "blame Dawno" is a tradition half a century in the making, so please, feel free!

May 8, 2009 at 10:27 AM  

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