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Link Library with Melanie

 If you will allow me to indulge myself for a moment, today’s peek back in the Art Bead Scene archives is one of my own posts from 2008 when I first started exploring Steampunk.  It’s hard to believe that was almost four years ago now.  It’s fun to see the way Steampunk exploded in the craft scene… it was pretty cool to be there from the start to see how things evolved.  While I still am involved in the imagery and genre of the scene, it is exciting to think about what new trends are developing right now…

Perhaps we will see the rise of some new trends in some current links from some of our beady friends:

 
A Bead A Day

Interested in using plastic to create special Valentine’s Day Jewelry? Here are a couple of pieces for inspiration.

About.com Jewelry Making

What is better than some beaded embroidery how-to for a buck? Errr..nothing!

Art Bead Scene

Heather offers a beautiful free project inspired from high in the treetops!

Beading Arts

Cyndi has been trying to encourage everyone to get out there and take a class this year!

Beads & Books

See the 30+ beautiful winter jewelry designs in
the Secret Snowflake Challenge. Participants used techniques such as
bead embroidery, resin, stringing, wirework, etching, and more!

Carmi’s Art/Life World

Carmi has a link to a kumihimo give-a-way to share!

Charlene Sevier Jewelry

Sometimes jewelry acts up a little before it comes together. Charlene shares one of those times

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

Melanie looks back at an older post where a favorite song inspired a series of wing themed pendants.

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

Valentine’s Day is one of the most delightful
days on Jean’s calendar! Why? Because she gets to think about love, and
jewelry such as the astounding pendants at NanoStyle! Tell your beloved
“I love you” in a most incredible way!  

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

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1 Comment

  1. Reply
    Kat
    January 24, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Interesting for sure the trends. I never really could get into the steampunk, but I do like the vintage and other similar styles
    I have pretty much tried everything including the resin. I think I am finally finding my style – simple!

    I love your blog!

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