Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekly Wanderings Around the Beadosphere

Welcome to the first weekend of Spring! It's definitely been spring-like here. Warm days, blooms everywhere. Allergies...mine were particularly bad this morning, so the post is *very* late today.

Just a reminder: these posts come from my personal wanderings. I know there are many, many more bead/jewelry and related crafts blogs out there, but these are some of the ones I visit every day via my Google Reader. If you have a favorite blog I'm not mentioning, let me know and I'll start visiting (and linking!) it, too.

A Bead A Day - Look at the fabulous springtime design element Lisa found at Artbeads, check out the rest of the week's posts and then land here for the piece she made + a giveaway of her book!

Ahtee's blog - Adventure in Big Bear - there's an inspirational location! She promises some jewelry posts this week, too.

An Artist's Year Off - Lori made some beautiful beads and talks about the learning process.

Backyard Beads
- take a poll, beautiful packaging

Beading Arts - Beads of Courage call for submissions

Beading Gem's Journal - another great week - tough to choose just a few, but this Artbead's Beauty of Spring project is lovely, and Princess Diana's Swan Lake necklace inspires a design are definitely good reads.

Be-jeweled by Jana - Five Things about Me and You giveaway

Carmi's Art/Life World - Manifesto Brooch

The Cerebral Dilettante - Industrial Brain (I really love this style)

Deez News - You are going to have to visit each day's post - every day last week she's done a piece inspired by the "Monday's Child" poem. I'll start you off with Monday but, seriously, view each day's work - and leave a Davinia a comment (you can tell her I sent you), this is really gorgeous stuff.

Designs by Blanche - lovely "steampunked" skeleton key

Just A Tish - some fun earrings, bracelet and necklace with Rings & Things goodies, tidying up the studio, and some great finds at the flea market were a few things Tish shared this week.

Margot Potter - Margot shares the steps to making a necklace embellished T-shirt, and some of her design inspirations.

Orion Designs - love these brilliant pink briolette earrings.

Silver Parrot - Friday bead porn!

Smutopia - there's a Thing a Day going on over there, so every day has a great project, but I really liked her Thursday bracelet - congratulations on having it displayed (with the rest of the set) at the Art of Fashion event in downtown Raleigh, NC on Monday night!

Willow Walker - she finished and listed some lovely earrings last week, but you can't have these, I already bought 'em!

Normally I'd select a post or two for each of these, but today I've been so busy I really only had time to finish up the artisan blog posts, but I encourage you to visit these supplier's blogs often.

Artbeads -

The Beadin' Path -

Daily Bead Buzz -

Earthenwood Studios Blog -

Friendly Plastic -

Ornamentea -

Rings & Things -

SoftFlexGirl -

Thanks for coming along this week. Remember, if you follow* this blog, you'll never miss the weekly wanderings because you forgot to check - I'll be delivered right to your reader or Blogger dashboard every day!

*Look up at the uppermost left hand side of this page - see the boxes that say "search blog" "flag blog" and "follow blog" - just click the "follow blog" box!

Hope you have a great week - see you tomorrow!

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Blogger Designs by Blanche said...

Thanks for mentioning my Steampunk Skeleton key!

March 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

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