Sunday Links

Joe and I decided to hang the little bird house that Maggie got me for my birthday, on one of the large oaks in front of our house, facing our front porch. I am hoping we get some permanent residents moving in soon! It's hung nice and high so none of the hoodlum kids can steal it and low enough so we can see it clearly while hanging out on the porch.

I am headed to Florida this afternoon. For some reason I am dreading it. I don't like to leave the confines of my house, that's the bottom line. I wish Joe was coming with me. I'll get through it... just have to get there, do my work, and hopefully have a little fun too. I am hoping to meet up with not just one online friend, but 2!! Hopefully it works out.  I'll keep in touch, bringing my trusty laptop with me.  No new jewelry for a while. When I get back, we are taking off to CT to my in-laws for Memorial Day weekend! But I just added a ton of new stuff to the shop so if you have to shop, you know where to find it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend- make it count! I'll see you in a bit!

Enjoy the weekly Bead Bloggers Links!

A Bead A Day
Lisa explains her thoughts behind part 1 of a new bracelet project. Jewelry Making
Tammy recently took a trip to the Bahamas and discovered some souvenir pennies in her purse. They were so bright and shiny they had to be turned into jewelry.

Art Bead Scene
It's the fifth month anniversary of the ABS Carnival Blog! Come see how we've grown!

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Take a jewelry class with me at CREATE!

Beading Arts
The new Rubber Glass silicone has inspired Cyndi to create some beginner projects!

Carmi's Art/Life World
In an effort to use all that she buys, Carmi repairs and recycles vintage metal from Paris.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's starting a new feature on her blog - The Wednesday Wire! Come take a look!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A gift from a local potter starts Melanie on a new clay adventure: Raku!

Heather explores 23 days of inspiration as she gets ready for the Bead & Button Show. See how Van Gogh has inspired her through the years.

Jean Campbell
Jean's just full of travelogues, isn't she? This time she went to a Kansas bead retreat.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Voting has now opened in the Bead Star competition, come check out my 5 entries!

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
The best wedding I never went to! My editor's incredibly romantic wedding -- Australian Beading Magazine

Strands of Beads
Like several of her esteemed colleagues, Melissa has a few pieces in the Bead Star competition to show off this week!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew has six finalists pieces in the Bead Star competition. Please take a moment to vote!


  1. Pack your Daisy Dukes - its hot down here. We've had mid-90's all last week (I'm actually 10 miles from FLA in GA, but its only warmer farther south). And bring a sweater. I will be grateful for the ultralow setting on the AC when I start having hot flashes, but right now I need a sweater to be inside in most public places.

    If you are going back to Orlando for work just think of all the Florida color you can bring back to your beading. Find a few hours to go over to the beach. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Have a safe trip...Try Rescue Remedy for the health food store or organic section...helps a lot...I'm ms. anxiety while traveling...light and love-amanda

  3. I wish I was down there!!! I'd show you around and introduce you to my friends! LOL Have a great trip!

  4. Try to have fun! I know how you feel about staying home, I am that way too.

  5. Enjoy your trip! Most people would be jealous of your job!

  6. Lorelei have a great time smell the roses while youre there! That would of been great if you could have had Joe or a kindred to go with you. But you will be fine..thats super to meet 2 online friends!

  7. Cute birdhouse and funny picture.
    Safe travels!


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