Weekly Links a bit late

Apparently I have this instilled knowledge of macrame knotting in the back of my brain and it came out in the studio last night with this owl bracelet. I received this owl connector from Nan of Spirited Earth in the mail yesterday and for some reason this knotted wood bracelet was all I could think of for it. What's funny is, I really have no idea where I learned how to do this- I must have learned the knotting from a friend or something. At any rate, this thin waxed cotton cording works perfectly for this type of piece. I added another of Nan's larger beads at one side for a bit of whimsical asymmetricality. That's my word- feel free to use it ;)
The charm is a sweet antiqued silver heart charm from Objects & Elements. Speaking of which, I ordered and received Jen Cushman's new book Explore, Create, Resinate- Mixed Media Techniques using ICE Resin. It also arrived yesterday and I flipped through it and already learned a few important things! DOH!! Next time, Note to Self: read book BEFORE diving into new jewelry technique!

A Bead A Day
Expressing her love for daisies, Lisa uses scrapbooking embellishments to make a quick and cheerful bracelet!
About.com Jewelry Making
Winter white can mean bitter cold or a beautiful double strand pearl and matte glass bracelet.
Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene gets your creative juices flowing with a treasury inspired by the monthly challenge painting.
Beading Arts
Cyndi is wrapping up a month-long emphasis on education for jewelry and bead artists.
Beading & Books
Do you use buttons in your jewelry? Michelle is hosting a Button Swap. Sign up to get a partner, trade buttons, and create something!
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Do you use any sewing techniques in your jewelry? Come see what Cindy's sewn up!
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
A fun find at an antique store uncovers new inspiration with some women's medicinal history and a crazy folk song
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
After a very busy couple of weeks, Lorelei finally has time to share some pictures from a recent trip to Spain!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Come and see what the amazing Kim Miles has been up to as Winter turns to Spring--You will love it!
The Bead Dreamer
Inspired by the poet Rumi and a gorgeous pendant from Green Girl Studios, Charlene creates a necklace using beads, fiber, a button - and of course - the pendant.
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Want to win some FREE ImpressArt metal stamps from PJ Tool & Supply? Andrew hosts another Thursday Giveaway with a prize valued over $70!


  1. You've mentioned some of my favorite people all in one post! I think Jen is just fabulous! I can't wait to read her book. And Nan creates such treasures! I have one of her Spirit Rattles and I consider it one of my prized possessions.

    And you, of course! What a beautiful bracelet! I'd have to channel my mother to do the macramé. I have memories of sitting at her feet while she knotted large (I mean ginormous) wooden beads and fibers into intricate plant holders that would hang from the ceiling.

  2. Lovely whimsical asymmetricality :) The macrame knotting really works nicely in that bracelet!

  3. Love the bracelet! Maybe there's a Girl Scout hidden inside you, too!! My daughter used to collect frogs, anything froggie. Now she's loving the owls, only if they're not real. The real ones scare the bejeebers out of her!! She would love your bracelet, too! It's got that earthy, natural feel to it! Have a great day! :)

  4. Beautiful bracelet, I absolutely love the owl bead!

  5. swopemelmel3/01/2011

    I just adore you, you are so funny
    and that bracelet is wonderful. Mel

  6. Hello Loreiei, i think you picked the perfect home for that cute little guy, he fits right in his woven home,i enjoy your posts they are very cute,informative,& funny Have a great day ;)

  7. The macramé technique and the beads you chose work perfectly with the owl piece from Nan. Really Cool!

  8. What a gorgeous bracelet! I love the macrame.


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