Sunday- Links, and Favorites

Man there are a lot of cool things on Etsy lately. People are producing some top notch beady components. And frankly, it's killing me!!! Okay, truth be told. I over-extended myself a tad when I was in Philly at Bead Fest. How could I not! All those sparkly and shiny beads, begging to go home with me! But due to this over extension of funds, I am forced to constantly fill up my Etsy favorites. It's chock full of beady goodness. And it's killing me that I can't buy it all up like I usually can.

This past week has been slow in sales, has it been that way for you too? I have been thinking recently about paying for (when I can afford to) some advertising, maybe Google AdWords, or on Facebook. Maybe I need a little bit more exposure.

Today I'm taking a break from the studio and Joe and I are meeting my father and his girlfriend, and my sister and her boyfriend at the NY State fair. Going to hopefully enjoy a little bloomin' onion or two. See if I can get my hands on a Sham-Wow. Take some pictures of some funny lookin' chickens in the animal barn. Oogle the butter sculpture. and etc. etc.
Don't forget tomorrow, I will be announcing the 4th Enchanted Adornments Giveaway prize. Stay tuned for that!

Here are the Bead Bloggers links for the week:

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton Andrew and Diana Ptaszynski of Vintage Blue Studio have a throw down! See how Andrew uses Heather Powers of Humble Beads' Polymer Bird-Head Pendant!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean reviews Contemporary Copper Jewelry by the wonderful Sharilyn Miller

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio While in Philadelphia for Bead Fest, Lorelei met up with Andrew Thornton and he gave her some presents!

Jewelry & Beading Cyndi shares another CopprClay project, which includes making your own mold!

Jean Campbell Jean's got a cool job--check out what she's been working on!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva Cindy brings some color to her new bronze floral medallions.

Carmi's Art/Life World Carmi shows off her unexpected bead finds from a store in Little Portugal.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts Tool talk-this time its hole punching pliers & wire cutters

Art Bead Scene Wondering how big 20mm really is? Here's a handy size chart to keep by your computer. It'll help you out! Jewelry Making What's in a name, the name of your jewelry pieces that is? Here are a few tips to consider when naming jewelry you sell through the web.

A Bead A Day Do you have some favorite beads that bring you joy? Lisa is using "inspirational sliders" to make gifts for friends and would love to hear about your joyful beads!


  1. thanks for the favorite pics, that's sweet of you. i have quite a few new etchings, just need to get back to the city to put them on etsy.

  2. I've been drooling over your pendant since you listed it. I wish I could buy all of your new etchings! *waaaaahhh.

  3. those aqua ball jars I have been seeing everywhere. My grandma has a basement full of them. I sent myself a box full last summer...they are so pretty!

  4. Oh good. And here I thought I was the only one who couldn't get enough beady goodness and needs to stop buying things! I took a hiatus from looking at Etsy for awhile because it was just making me crazy that I couldn't get what I wanted. Now I just got back at it and bought more components than I know what to do with...but my goal is to reduce my stash of art I can buy more! Thanks for sharing these...I have seen most of them and will check out the ones I haven't! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Hey Erin,
    it's a sickness really. The whole artbead thing. Usually I end up with more than I need.... because it's like clothing. when I see something I Like, I need to buy it in several different colors.. Same thing for artbeads. I never just buy 1!!
    If you wanted to get rid of some of your art beads, I'd love to do a little art bead swap- but maybe we buy from the same people
    (?) I don't know. Might be fun though!

  6. Too many beads! Reduce your stash! Are you barking mad? Darling one cannot be too thin, too rich nor have too many beads. :()


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