Link Library with Melanie


Welcome to another Link Library post!  In May of 2007, I reviewed some new silver charms that I found at my local bead show.  They are the creations of Hip Chick Beads, and you can read my Findings Worth Finding review here.  Since that time, I have seen the fine works of Hip Chicks popping up all over the place… in magazines, shows, and online.  They are still going strong and adding new designs, and I still love them!

That was this week’s blast from the past… here is what’s new in the bead world:

A Bead A Day

Need to stop buying and start making? Lisa is having the same problem, BUT check out these sparkly connectors she found.

About.com Jewelry Making

You will fall in love with this new necklace tutorial, or at the very least follow your heart.  

Art Bead Scene

Jennifer shares a free tutorial on making adorable bead zipper pulls, perfect to spruce up a fall jacket! 

Beading Arts

Cyndi explains how to turn a cabochon into a simple bead embroidered pendant!  

Beads & Books

See the fun earrings Michelle made with sari ribbon and get inspired to work with this popular material. 

Cindy Gimbrone Beads

Cindy’s back from her class with Hadar Jacobson. Take a look at the mokume gane pieces she made from metal clay.  

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

Melanie shows off her holiday packaging and questions photography in another Etsy Boot Camp post 

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

Jean reviews the beautiful new book by Heather Powers, Jewelry Designs from Nature  

The Bead Dreamer

Charlene reviews the book Color, Texture and Casting for Jewelers

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

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