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