Link Library with Melanie

 Something that I sometimes struggle with after a big event like the Bead and Button show, which is wrapping up today, is that even if I have a bunch of fun and shiny new treasures, I can be overwhelmed by inspiration and have a hard time sorting out what to make first.  In this post from the archives, Heather gives some tips on how to get yourself on track with some beading goals and a muffin tin challenge,
Here are some updates from some of our beady friends this week:

A Bead A Day

Summer has arrived and so has the drive to create cheerful new jewelry pieces!

About.com Jewelry Making
The About.com Jewelry Making site has you and the bride covered for June.

Beading Arts
Cyndi shares a tutorial for “My Heart’s Chatelaine” to help celebrate mixed media month on Beading Arts!

Resin Crafts!
You will see how easy it is to turn a piece of plastic into a jewel on Resin Crafts Blog this week!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
We all love to chill out in the summer and relax a bit. Kim Miles has come up with the perfect refreshing Beadist solution to cool off a hot summer day! You will LOVE this! And guess what: if you check out Jean’s blog, you will see that Kim has offered a great discount just for readers of Snap out of it, and it runs through Monday!!! Whoo hoo!

Melanie Brooks is the ceramic beadmaker behind Earthenwood Studio, who blogs from her Metro Detroit, Michigan home. 

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