It seems the year goes by quicker as the months go by. December seems to just FLY by. I've spent the week trying to catch up on all I should have gotten done 3 weeks ago. Gifts being made, wrapped and sent off, holiday cards addressed and mailed, etc....I have lots of business stuff to catch up on as well. I haven't finished a couple of design team projects, update the website or work on inventory. One day at a time...... I did make a few small molds this week with some RTV silicone. Its so fun! You don't have to wait 24 hours to use your mold, only 15 minutes!!!! It is more expensive then regular silicone but worth it for small things.
I would love this holiday week to be chore free so I could just sit and work on things, but have a couple of doc/dentist visits and still need to do a bit of last minute shopping. Sometimes I using creating as a diversion from doing things I should do.
now onto this weeks bead bloggers!!!!
A Bead A Day - Lisa shares a special gift she received from a friend, SHRINKY DINK earrings!! Still a great product after all these years!!
About.com Jewelry Making - Sparkle plenty with this endless knotted red crystal necklace project!
Art Bead Scene - It's the last ABS monthly challenge of 2009. Are you running out of ideas and inspiration? ABS has just the antidote!
Beading Arts -If you can string stone nuggets onto wire, and if you can crochet a simple chain stitch, then you can make this pretty necklace.
Carmi's Art/Life World - One shrunk sweater equals felted beaded mits for me!
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva - Cindy explains why she chose Lee Krasner's painting "Untitled" for this month's Art Bead Scene Challenge.
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio -Lorelei tested out some cool chain from Rings and Things.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! - Would you like to investgate a lyrical book which explores all areas of your imagination and challenges your creativity? Try Lisa Crone's!
Strands of Beads - Melissa shares a cute find - sterling silver elephant clasps.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton - Thinking deep thoughts, Andrew offers up a sumptuous bracelet and adds a new bronze charm to his shop.