Thanksgiving is almost here and no, I still didn't get any of those things on the list accomplished last weekend either. But I visited with friends and got some other things done, so it was productive none-the-less. And this weekend I'm focusing on home and projects, honest I am. (And speaking of projects, check out this great deal on downloadable PDFs on the Bead&Button site. I might have to get a few of those myself tonight.)
As for those jewelry gems, inspiration seems to be the theme for the day.
Andrew explores a few
examples of where he discovers inspiration and how it relates to the
jewelry he makes in Finding Inspiration on The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton.
Melissa gets inspired by a favorite strip from "Peanuts" on Strands of Beads.
Talk about interesting inspiration. Kerry Wilkinson works with resin and...fruit? Well, ok, it's really polymer clay! Go to
Jewelry & Beading
to read an artist profile of Kerry.
Tammy at About.com Jewelry Making found her inspiration in the scrapbook aisle. Check out her new Gathering Leaf Project - Use a chipboard
sticker and some wire to make a leaf necklace for fall or to wear at
the Thanksgiving table.
On Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
, Jean could easily picture herself as the lead
in the book, The Secret Garden. Come play dress up with some jewelry
using Green Girl Studios components!
And now for something completely different, it's not beaded, but it's quite entertaining! Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry shares some of her other creative talents this week. That's inspirational too!Carmi's inspired to make a name tag she'll actually wear. Check it out on
Carmi's Art/Life World.
Looks like Jen's been pretty busy lately! Read how Naughty Secretary Club and Etsy teamed up for a
fun bracelet how-to project and a shopping guide for kitschy cool
And speaking of Etsy, Jennifer's showing some funky sticks for your hair this week both on Etsy and on Jennifer Jangles Blog.
Join Katie as she shares trends from the upcoming CHA Winter Show.
Art Bead Scene reviews their favorite tools: This tool gets around!
And if, after all of these, you're feeling inspired about publishing a beading or jewelry-making book, Kalmbach Publishing Co. is looking for authors. Read more at
Bead&Button Magazine's blog.