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!
About.com 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!