Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dawno's Weekly Wanderings Around the Beadosphere

It's another Sunday, so grab your walkin' shoes (aka, mouse) and let's go wandering around the beadosphere...
Just A Tish is having a giveaway (and hurry - must comment before Tuesday!), had an ee-piff-any about using tags (the blogging kind) and talked about developing one's own design style.

A Bead A Day ponders how to spice up some wooden crafts bracelets, what to do with curled sterling silver tube beads, and some 5 hole spacer bars (among other posts - she does post daily!). I mention those 3 because I made some suggestions in the comments - you should, too!

Blanche's Sha-sha Handcrafted Jewelry Blog has been quiet this week. I hope she'll be posting again soon!

Jessica at SmuTopia will be at Designer's Downtown Market in Raleigh, NC, Sept. 12th and shared this gorgeous seahorse and labradorite necklace she'll be featuring as well as a peek at some of the earrings that will be there, too.

Over at Silver Parrot, Friday is "New Bead" day - and wow, what a beautiful haul! The earrings she features at the top of the post are really lovely, too.

At This Artist's Journey she shares about easy, safe and natural way to oxidize silver. Anyone know if you can oxidize other metals this way?

One of the designers I follow on Twitter would like you to become a fan: Shiny Adornments on Facebook.

How about getting in on another giveaway? Really fabulous prizes! Jeannetebix gives you 3 ways to enter!

and one more: Art Bead Scene Blog giveaway.
Here are some of the designs created for the Artbeads' Blogging for Beads seen last week
A beautiful design from designer, Staci, Pink Pooch Design, with a beadweave bezel set rivoli.

And Katie Hacker used a Crystal Red Magma disk pendant bead for her Artbeads Blogging for Beads design, with a tubular peyote stitch bail.
Supplier Blogs
The SoftFlex Trios Flex Your Creativity contest deadline is almost here! See Soft Flex Girl's Seven Days of Inspiration.

The Rings & Things blog talked about dapping and hollow silver beads last week.

The Artbeads Blog featured an amazing, gorgeous Montana Sapphire necklace from their Customer Gallery of Designs (I keep meaning to of these days!)

The Beadin' Path's Dara and her Weekly Beadditude talk about collectable vintage beads

Thanks for keeping me company on the journey!


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Blogger Lisa said...

You are on top of things!! I still think you are superwoman or something!! Thanks so much for the mention AND all the great ideas, You know, I am now trying to fit in a trip to the craft store for a wood burning kit!! :)

Have a great week! - Lisa

August 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Lisa - I've got lots of free time so it's not that super to do the list. As I read through my Google Reader each week I copy the URLs and put them in a draft post and then all I have to do Saturday night is just clean it up and add some text. Easy-peasy.

Have fun with the wood burning!

August 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger JustATish said...

Thank you for the mention!

September 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Hi Dawno it's Gayle from "This Artist's Journey". I just read about someone using the hard boiled egg method to oxidize brass. I haven't tried it yet. I've order some bronze clay that I'll be kiln firing and oxidizing and want to try the egg method with the bronze.

September 10, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Hi Gayle! I love your blog, btw! And yes, I've read about that technique and keep meaning to try DH would probably eat the eggs before I could use them though! :-D

I wonder if it would be ok to eat them after...can't see why not.

September 10, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

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