I can't believe how fast this past week went. I was out of the office for the whole week and finally have to back to work tomorrow. Trying to prepare myself emotionally prepared to get back into that routine. It's going to be a tough morning, tomorrow.

BUT! I have the best thing to look forward to! Thursday, (hoping that the weather cooperates) Kerry Bogert will be here and we'll be hitting the road on Friday morning to Reston VA to attend Barbara's enamel bead workshop! That is going to be FUN TIMES. SO VERY EXCITED!

Something for you to look forward to: A New BOOK Review AND a  GIVEAWAY! Look for that tomorrow morning. It's a good one- you'll be so psyched!

 As you can see, I was busy in the studio this weekend. I had a really great time in there actually. I was in love with everything I made, and you can find all of these pretties in my shop.

Hope everyone has a great week!

 The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew shares his feelings about the awesome new Spring issue of "Stringing" magazine.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
jean is breathless with delight when she receives a gift from her friend the artist Lisa Kan!

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei had a chance, a while back (2008) to have a nice little interview with etsy seller, Patina Queen! This is Lorelei's wire supplier, and she ROCKS!

Jean Campbell
A mystery package is the catalyst for this creative challenge. Up for it? You could win a free book!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie unleashes her grumpy feelings with a little rant and a bead sale!

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Cindy takes a bead shopping trip to the Great White North and almost passes out!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses a candy mold to make a new resin pendant.

  Beading Arts
Do you want to try lampworking? Cyndi's been busy at the torch again.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Bopping Along the ICE Resin Blog hop - My resin version of Little Egypt.

Art Bead Scene
The Art Bead Scene begins a new monthly feature - the ABS Carnival Blog! Let the Carnival begin! Jewelry Making
Tammy got the 411 on some very cool new metal stamps. Though these can also be used with clay as well.
A Bead A Day
Have you ever fallen in love with a piece of jewelry? Lisa fell head over heels for a bracelet on a fellow beader's blog and ended up trading for it!