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I've meant to blog all week long...somehow it didn't happen. I also wanted to get a newsletter out, since I've marked the art yarns at 40% off. That didn't happen either. The road to hell is paved with good intentions so they say.
I've been busy doing work and attempting to be creative. Everything I touch this week seems to be fighting me, taking me so long to finish any ONE thing. I don't like when my vision in my head, turns out like pooh in my hands. But it was not all struggle this week, I did finally get my show banner and some postcards made and ordered. That was a huge thing off the to-do list. Today I made a few items for Hannah Grey to use as samples in their booth as well as for a book submission. I hope they like them!
I've been working on some Objects and Elements Team samples as well the past couple of weeks. One has just failed at least 3 times. so I give up and will have to come up with a different project. The other, I needed a special tool to complete. So I had to order it and wait for it to get to me. I got it and created one part. I like how it looks so I'll be finishing those parts tomorrow and making that piece this week. And a friendly safety tip - Be careful with thin edges of resin, they can be VERY sharp and slice your finger really well. Trust me I know.......
And now, I bring you this weeks Bead Bloggers.
A Bead A Day Lisa’s “Swarovski Summer Picnic” project is progressing. The only thing missing are the crystally butterflies!!
About.com Jewelry Making School's out for summer, but is it really? Nope, not when you can take one of these free jewelry making e-courses.
Art Bead Scene Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge painting for July is the Lascaux Cave Paintings. Get your stash of beads out in ivory, red and brown to match the color palette of these ancient drawings.
Beading Arts Wonderful wonderful wonderful new CopprClay! Cyndi is so excited about this new material that she can't stop playing with it!
Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi attempts to create a necklace after a resin pouring disaster.
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva Cindy shows off some new chain and realizes one should never shop for jeans on her lunch hour.
Humblebeads Check out the 2009 Bead Cruise design contest winners!
Jean Campbell Jean Campbell finished off her new LeTemps Necklace design which marries bling to grunge. Hurray!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Lorelei has busted out of the studio and into the Museum of Art for a trunk show.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean reviews a different, colorful, and inspiring book called Glass, by Marlene Blessing and Jamie Hogsett
Strands of Beads Melissa talks about where to find reliable information on copyrights - the U.S. Copyright Office, of course!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Challenging himself with a smaller scale, Andrew tackles doll jewelry. Check out five new designs with dolls in mind!