Weekly Links, and a New Necklace

I'm always trying to think of new ways to use different focal beads. Here are two of Heather's multi-holed focal cuff Humblebeads. I stacked them and luckily enough the design in the beads matched up perfectly creating a "moon" in the center! How fun is that?
Hoping everyone had a great Halloween. My sister and her boyfriend came up for the night and we all sat on the porch handing out candy. We saw some really great costumes. Had powdered sugar donuts, and warm mulled cider! Delicious! They are headed back home today. It was nice getting together with them. I probably won't see my sister again til Christmas. She's working hard at college- a communications major at SUNY Oswego. well, anyhoo,

Here are this week's Bead and Jewelry Links:

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off her favorite necklace created for Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments and winner in the metal clay category of the British Bead Awards

Snap Out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a delightful book by the editor of BeadStyle: Cathy Jakicic

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Have you been following Lorelei's Necklace Round Robin? Come take a look at the finished pieces!

Jewelry & Beading
Krystal Backer, beading artist, shares her creative inspirations with Cyndi.

Jean Campbell
Jean celebrates her favorite holiday by showing off her costume and some very cool baubles

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shares her final Crystal Week necklace... a piece she calls Woodland Mermaid

Cindy Gimbrone aka the Lampwork Diva
Not thinking about your holiday gift list yet? Cindy helps get you started with a Knot Ready for Prime Time Lucky Knots and Friends Projects so you can get started now!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has finally discovered how great polymer clay is.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene is having a book fair. Read up on your favorites!

About.com Jewelry Making
It's like Wal-Mart, only you want to be there in this virutal tour of Shipwreck Beads.

A Bead A Day
Looking for a great way to commemorate a special moment or gift? Design a piece of jewelry!


  1. Cute necklace - very happy!

  2. You're the master of colours, Lorelei. I've never seen colourful work as balanced and harmonious as yours, and this is another masterpiece.

  3. Very beautiful & I really love the lapis:)

  4. That's a fantastic necklace! I really like how you used the focal beads.

  5. Beautiful - perfect focal with lapis!

  6. Brilliant design idea! I used one of her purple ones like that with my Only Bird In Town neclace. I think it is so clever that they actually matched up! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day!

  7. Beautiful new necklace...and I really love the photography!!! What a great layout.


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