Friday, August 14, 2009

This One's Just Going to be Random...

It's the end of a fairly busy week for me and I'm a bit tired tonight. Didn't list anything for my 'list 1 item a night on Art Fire' goal, didn't work on any new jewelry. As soon as I get this finished, I'm curling up in bed with a book.

But - here are a couple things I thought were worth sharing with you:

I was one of the folk who left a product review at Rings & Things and got drawn for a gift certificate prize. I'm going to peruse my 'Wish List' and make some purchases this weekend. The appropriate sound effect is "squee!"

Speaking of Rings & Things, I took Russ Troll to work a while ago, and I didn't share those pictures here, so why not take the opportunity now? Can't think of a good reason - click to enlarge, please!

Russ Finds Some Minerals, Ponders the IP Phone, Between the Giant Eggs

Got this from Duchess at Artbeads in my email today:

The "Muse" is Revealed! At the "BIG REVEAL" you'll also see what design won the Grand Prize, 2nd Place, 3rd Place and each of the 10 Category Prizes. In fact, the entire gallery! See all the winners and entrants in Scarlett Lanson's exciting international jewelry design contest.

We at Artbeads want to thank everyone for supporting this wonderful, creative event and look forward to Use the Muse III!
Blanche from Sha-sha Handcrafted Jewelry Blog posted her lovely entry to The Muse II, so do be sure to take a look and leave her a comment, too.

Are you going to enter Muse III? You can enter right now! I'm very tempted because of all the copper I see in the picture and I love making jewelry with copper.

Update: Promoted from comments - Janeen's Muse II entry - lovely! Do also check hers out! If anyone else leaves a link to theirs in comments, I'll definitely add them here.

Remember my Sunflower Starry Night necklace with the cool vintage Lucite beads from The Beadin' Path? Well, Tish wanted one of her own, so I said I'd make it. And now, the bead is in! This weekend I'll get to work on the necklace. Along with the bead came the cutest gifts - I hope I can do them justice, they're just adorable. Thank you, Patti Stoll!

Speaking of Tish, I will soon be the proud owner of these earrings, featured in a spiffy tutorial.

Lastly, I needed to re-supply some of my Accessories Susan vintage style filigree, bead caps and chain because I have a convention coming up to prepare for and I think that Steampunk style will sell well. The order came in on Wednesday and I got a few new things as well, can't wait to share some of the ideas (assuming I can get them to work) I have. I really love her site, lots of great ideas and a huge variety of settings, findings and just cool stuff, to choose from.

Have a fun Friday, a great weekend and don't forget to visit Sunday to Wander Around the Beadosphere with me!

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Blogger Janeen said...

You should enter UTM3. I did the last one and the entries were amazing. I didn't win either, but I totally can't compete with the creative minds that tackle this challenge.

Not so sure on this one because I just never work in that color pallet, but it almost makes me want to give it a shot anyway for the challenge.

August 14, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Janeen! I would love to go look at your entry - can you tell me where it is in the gallery?

I'm hesitating about entering because I really need to concentrate on being ready for a big show in November - I can't believe how fast time flies and 3 months just isn't as far away as it seems!

August 14, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

Congratz on the win, I don't envy you trying to choose from that great line up at Rings & Things.

Thanks for the mention :)


August 14, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

I'll work fast, Tish :-D

August 14, 2009 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Janeen said...

Let me see if I can find a direct link. Here it is...

There were some absolutely amazing entries! I can understand not having the time.

August 14, 2009 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

What a lovely necklace! I hope you won't mind me promoting your comment to my main post so people can click to it!

August 14, 2009 at 11:19 PM  
Blogger Janeen said...

don't mind at all - thank you! :)

August 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

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