Good morning, Sunday readers! I spent a little longer snoozing on a Sunday before getting up a checking out what’s going on in the Beady News…..
Jean and The ABS Crew check out the contests going on and the big prizes you could win!
Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
There’s a great giveaway prize to be had if you check out Soft Flex Company’s Big Prize Giveaway! Jean has the low down on how to get in on it!
Art Bead Scene
Is time for your 15 minutes of fame? There’s still time to be the next Bead Star and “bead famous!”
Every week, I like to highlight someone’s work or a free project.
Remember ABS has the “Twelve Days of Christmas” free projects available to you everyday. My Rainbow Spiral Wind Chime is one of them – just the right thing to hang from your car mirror or in your window during the summer.
Barbe and Melanie show off new jewelry designs and Cyndi shares a step by step necklace project.
Barbe Saint John – New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe makes a necklace with supplies from Alpha Stamps.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Mixing different kinds of mud with bug images, Melanie has fun in the dirt with new brown Lava Stone beads from Rings & Things.
Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi’s written a tutorial on making a necklace with one of the new Swarovski discs from Artbeads!
Melissa and Tammy read and review two awesome books!
Strands of Beads
Melissa reviews Margot Potter’s new book, Beyond the Bead.
About.com Jewelry Making
Be chic and make jewelry with some help from a new book: Chic Metal: Modern Metal Jewelry to Make at Home by Victoria Tillotson.
Leslie is in learning mode – see the techniques she’s perusing…
Bead & Button Magazine
Leslie’s keeping up the creativity–see what she’s up to.
Jennifer is making her own stamps and Katie’s ready for weddings and the summer!
Jennifer Jangles Blog
Jennifer gives a great source for getting your designs made into rubber stamps.
Katie’s Beading Blog
Get ready for wedding season with Katie’s beaded bridal necklace pattern. This necklace is the perfect accessory for brides, attendants, and guests alike!
That’s the Beady Sunday News. Join me next week on the couch with a cup of coffee and we’ll see what’s going on in the bead and jewelry making world. (written by ABS Editor and glass beadmaker Cindy Gimbrone, newspaper and coffee addict.)