Sunday Night Facts and links!

The sale is officially over. The etsy shop has been cleaned out. 4 new items were listed this evening, one of which is now sold. The shop will only hold a handful of things at one time, and I'll update as things sell out.

 I worked on this earthy necklace, using another one of Nancy's new pendants. Don't forget to watch for her new Shop opening, tomorrow Monday Sept 13!  She's going to be updating her new Big Cartel shop with BRAND SPANKIN NEW designs, and in small, limited quantities! Just warnin' ya!

To celebrate the cleaning out of the shop, I splurged a cute new shop Banner and avatar (plus it came with other cute things like a Custom listing button, a Thank you Button, and Reserved Listing button. I fell in love with the work of OhMeOhMyDesign when I saw a post on Kylie's blog about her new blog look. When I looked then, the shop was in vacation mode, and today I happened to come across the shop again and there were  a few options to choose from, so I picked this pretty Poppy set- I am a smitten kitten!

Had a good weekend, did the craft show yesterday. Today was rainy so I did some jewelry for a super special top secret project I'm working on, along with the new pieces for Etsy. I also did 4 loads of laundry, but never did get in there to clean the bathroom. Dang!

Enjoy the weekly Bead Blogger Links, and have a great night!

A Bead A Day
Are you thinking of branching out into polymer clay work? Lisa has gathered some blog reader feedback on how to get started. Jewelry Making
Are you in or out when it comes to plated metals? This polls seems to indicate a mixed bag .

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene Announces the September Monthly Challenge. Come gain inspiration from Barbier.

Barbe Saint John
Stamped Metal Jewelry book review!

Beading Arts
Have you tried wool roving in your jewelry designs? See what Cyndi has been doing with this fascinating material!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi is thrilled to go down a new artistic road with paper pendants!

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Wondering what Cindy's really like? Come see her first ever video and find out if she's really that quirky!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie celebrates the start of school season with a series of Friday book giveaways, starting with Creative Paper Jewelry.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei takes a bit of a directional turn, in business. You may want to read this!

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
It is Jean's birthday month! To celebrate, she is reposting a review of a lovely book by Cathy Jakicic which she is particularly fond of!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Margot Potter recently debuted her new book, "Bead Chic". Find out how you can win a copy


  1. Hi Lori, I just caught up on the latest comments. When are you going to be in France next year? I know a small cute bead shop and could meet up with you guys :). Yes I live in Germany, but it is only a 5 hour drive. Nicki

  2. Love the new shop banner! Sarah is the best!

  3. Anonymous9/13/2010

    ooohhh I love poppies!!!
    That is such a nice banner for you!!!
    Kim (Texas)
    Oh yeah---love that necklace too!!


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