Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekly Wanderings Around the Beadosphere

Sunday already. I have so much to do and not enough time + energy to get it all done! I'm very, very glad that the Beadosphere is a place where one can wander the world virtually!

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 - Lisa thinks about all the Rings & Things blog partner goodies she got, and the post titles are so wonderful: Creativity Unleashed, I See Dandelions, Just Add Baubles

Ahtee's blog - Thanks for sharing my blog in your Monday reading list! Elsewhere at Ahtee's there's the Romance in Brass Bracelet and a lovely copper and pearl necklace.

Beading Gem's Journal - as usual, a ginormous number of great posts last week - here are a couple of my favorites: tutorial link for darling origami heart earrings, spike necklaces, and links to easy chain jewelry tutorials.

*New!* The Cerebral Dilettante - gorgeous necklace using hardware (like Ace hardware-hardware!), beautiful sea dragon necklace, and wonderful wire work in this Signs of Spring piece.

Deez News - the day Davinia posted this I made my husband get me tomato soup on the way home (great comfy food for a stuffy head), and Earrings Galore!

ErtheFae - Giveaway earrings (sorry, they're gone now), a lovely opalized flourite stone. I wonder, what it will become? In the comments there are hints of bead embroidery and purple velvet Swarovskis.

Just A Tish - As usual Tish has come up with the most creative, totally unique designs using her Rings & Things blog partner goodies. I'm hard pressed (again) not to just link to every one. Let's visit the wire wrap bracelet with the shell beads from February and the glass pendant full of delightful beads from this month, her "Window to My Creative Soul".

Livewire Jewelry - featuring an earthy heartsong necklace and Hope II bracelet this week.

Margot Potter - cool idea "Newsworthy Bracelet" tutorial using acrylic beads and decoupaging techniques with Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage.

Shoozle's Wear Your Art! - kicking "can't" to the curb!

Silver Parrot - Loads of great snowy vacation shots this week and, of course, the Friday Bead "P-word" (apparently the p-word is a problem on some reader's work computers).

Something Pacific Northwest - more flowery inspiration for Spring creations - Camelias

Willow Walker - did some traveling last week, but also got some work done on the road - if those cabs at the lower right become earrings, I'm pretty sure I'll be buying them!

Artbeads - Swarovski DIY designs, Swarovski Spring Innovations

The Beadin' Path - Weekly Beadditudes - Lucite Flowers

Daily Bead Buzz - new gemstone products, 15% off savings

Earthenwood Studios Blog - read the story behind these new heart-shaped beads inspired by Paul Simon's "Graceland" - I hope they'll be on sale, I'd love to have one or two.

Friendly Plastic - simulated polymer clay beads, bracelet design inspirations

Ornamentea - funky, fun, flower earrings, daisy chain bracelet (my friends and I made these by the dozens when I was a young teen).

Rings & Things - Twitter pearl?, Kelly Tidwell's jewelry from nature, and are you crazy about all things Alice?

SoftFlexGirl - favorite free project ideas, Soft Flex wire for the Color Contest, bold, impressive large hole beads bracelet with SoftFlex.

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!

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Hope you have a great week - see you tomorrow!

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