Link Library with Melanie

 In this post from the archives from 2009, Heather contemplates the challenges of designing seasonal jewelry, especially when your seasons are altered by the calendars of publications.

Here are this week’s links from some of our beady friends:

A Bead A Day

Get your crystals ready, the Swarovski Elements design contest sponsored by FireMountainGems opens June 1st!!

About.com Jewelry Making

Here are some jewelry tutorials that incorporate ceramic pieces in them.

Art Bead Scene

Art Bead Scene highlights some of the handmade
beads that are entered in the Bead Star competition. Come and see some
of the entries and place your votes for your favorites!

Beading Arts

We’re celebrating everything to do with wire
this month! Come and visit with some fabulous wire artists and try your
hand at working with wire yourself!

Carmi’s Art/Life World

A fabric bead is always fun to create and uses up leftover beads too!

Resin Crafts!

Working in a shell pendant with resin…difficult but possible!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

What do you think of the idea of making your business more successful? Sound good? Check out what’s on Jean’s blog today!  

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

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