Hi Art Bead Sceners! I am writing this post in advance this week because…..today, I am off on holiday to Egypt, by the Red Sea! Very excited for this trip – I love sunshine, I love the sea, I love holidays…..I will of course be taking a mini-kit of jewellery supplies, and will no doubt be posting pics online as I go – you can follow me over on Facebook if you would like to see what I’m up to (along with new designs and Songbead news, of course).
This week seems to be the week for polymer buttons! Monique of A Half-Baked Notion sent me a number of links to some pretty cute handmade buttons – take a peek here:
I also went on the hunt, and found this super-cool button by one of my favourite polymer artists, Claire – awesome colours and texture, don’t you think? (Psst – she’s having a sale in her shop over the next day or so with coupon code TIDYUP20! Hop over and see!)
I also wanted to share this rather fabulous button bracelet with you. Not a Songbead creation this week, but one from Ailsa Jackson of Katz Jewellery. She’s in my ‘beads of the month’ club, The Curiosity Club, over in my supplies shop, and the pressed glass beads here are mainly from September’s kit, The Emerald Isle. Ailsa added a few more beads, and this gorgeous button from Thea Elements. Don’t you just love it? The bronze compliments the colour palette so well!
Have a great week!
Saturday in the Park! Song lyrics AND a necklace project! Just two months ago, it was all about sunshine and butterflies.
Theme necklaces are my favorite and focussing on Vin Diesel and Riddick made this statement multistrand sample extra exciting to finish!
Nunn Design sent us a set of new components to play in and a set that we are giving away on the blog!
Book Giveaway of the beautiful book, Bead Embroidery Jewelry Projects, by master beader Jamie Cloud Eakin! Don’t miss out on a chance to win this exceptional book! See Jean’s blog and comment to sign up!
Fancy but easy! This week Cyndi has a tutorial for a pretty black jasper and crystal bracelet for you!
Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, currently living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com.