Podcasts, Palettes, Poscards, Paints, and Pendants

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 26 October 2014 at 4:52 pm

Jewelry artists tackle the same materials and come up with creative results
Andrew hosts design challenges on his blog. Check out the different approaches each participant took in the reveal for the Royal Feather kit!

A Bead A Day
Is it possible to live a sparkly dream? Lisa says, YES! She’s sharing some exciting Swarovski news this week.

Art Bead Scene
Color Palettes featuring the Art Beads of Margit Boehmer. Bright, Beautiful and not to be missed!

Postcard Art Inspired by Desiderata
Is anyone not inspired by Max Ehrmann’s Desiderata? Eileen signed up for a postcard art Desiderata theme swap and couldn’t stop at just one.

Episode 7: Addicted to Amigurumi
Enjoy some amigurumi goodness in this seventh video podcast from the Crafty Princess Diaries.

John 3:16 and Art
Cherie uses the Bible verse from John 3:16 as inspiration for art.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
A pocket watch becomes a pendant with Pebeo paints, a rub on and resin.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has a fabulous Czech bead giveaway going on this week! All are welcome to join in!

I’m 87; That’s Good, Right?

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 25 October 2014 at 4:39 pm

Top 100 Art blogs

An infographic by the team at Rebates zone

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Wrap Bracelets, Bottle Caps, and Sparkle

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 19 October 2014 at 11:27 am

Homemade Halloween Cupcake Topper
Make these darling Halloween cupcake toppers to delight the kids. Just grab the free printable and have fun.

Art Bead Scene
Art Bead Scene Editors take the October Monthly Challenge using Milton Avery’s painting Autumn as inspiration.

A Bead A Day
Think it’s okay to go crazy with sparkle? Lisa does too! Stop by A Bead A Day to see her latest find!

Taking a Fall Drive
Cherie uses the colors of fall as inspiration for some new pictures.

Beading Arts
Learn how to make the very popular wrap-style bracelets that you see everywhere these days!

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Fun saying in resin filled bottle caps will make you smile today.

Haloween, Up-Cyle, Scarves, & Buttons

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 12 October 2014 at 3:04 pm

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Up-Cycle That 50’s Purse With Epoxy Clay!

Halloween Craft Ideas
Halloween is fast approaching. Here are some crafty ideas sure to delight trick-or-treaters of all ages.

Another Scarf?
Watch episode 6 of the Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast.

Art Bead Scene
Take a peek at some of Tari Sasser of Clay Buttons’ beautiful handmade buttons.

Embracing Hope
Cherie paints pictures centered on the theme of hope.

Stash, Challenges, and Beads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 6 October 2014 at 9:48 am

Carmi’s Art/Life World
There is a brand new and inspired book which Carmi used to “Craft Her Stash.”

Quick Craft Projects Sure to Impress
Anne asked for quick craft projects that look like they took a lot of effort. We can all use a few quick craft projects like that, can’t we?

Art Bead Scene
Check out September’s challenge entries!

Beading Arts
It’s hard to believe that this year’s “Bead Journal Project” is already three-quarters over! Cyndi shares her piece for September, finished just in the nick of time!

Cute Paris Curtains
Cherie makes curtains for her kitchen.

Stitches, Photography, and Chain

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 28 September 2014 at 11:57 am

A Bead A Day
Some shiny things really get attention! Lisa’s sharing some shiny silvery connectors that look like chain.

Artist Profile: Photographer Taerie Kelly
Taerie is a good example of how people can find their way from being crafters to accomplished artists. She has her first solo show starting this Friday!

Mini Canvas Making
Cherie’s working on some mini canvases to decorate her office.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
The summer goal of hand sewing twelve crazy cuffs was met with this salute to the fleur de lis!

Beading Arts
The final chapter of “Bored by Back Stitch” is now ready and available for download! The topic is “Textured Surfaces”, and features ways to include shibori silk ribbon, metal mesh ribbon, soutache braid, and candy bags in your bead embroidery work!

Crafting Links: Giveaways, Challenges, and Projects

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 11:05 am

A Bead A Day
It’s craft night and Lisa’s looking for inspiration! If you have an abundance of quick and easy ideas, check out her post.

Resin Crafts Blog
It is amazing what you can cast in an ice cube tray…check out my super hero weapons!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
See what Andrew and the rest of the talented participants made for the Festival Lights Challenge.

Giveaway & Baby Box Goodies
Catch the latest Crafty Princess Diaries podcast and get a chance to win a wonderful new beaded bracelet book.

Winter Note Card Made with “Joy” and Homemade Glimmer Mist
This card uses the prettiest glimmer mist Eileen has ever seen. Where can you buy it? You can’t. You make it yourself for mere pennies!

Beading Arts
Cyndi’s gathered up some of the best and most recent jewelry making and jewelry business advice for you from around the blogosphere!

Faith and Art
Cherie muses about faith and painting and growing in your craft.

Scrapping Projects, Jewelry Ideas, & Dollar Store Finds

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 14 September 2014 at 9:33 am

Snap out of it Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean reviews the wonderful new book by Jamie Cloud Eakin, Bead Play with Fringe, Techniques, design, and projects.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Andrew does a recap of his recent trip out to Philadelphia for BeadFest.

A Bead A Day
Did someone say Sparkle? Lisa’s come up with a new mantra: sparkle, sparkle, sparkle! Join her as she obsesses over shamballa beads.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
The summer project of creating a dozen crazy cuffs is right on track. Number eleven is elephant themed.

Resin Crafts Blog
Halloween and resin go hand in hand if you shop in dollar stores!

Ornament Prototype
Crafty Princess is planning ahead for the holidays with this super simple sewn felted ornament project.

Is There a Clay Recipe Suitable for an Essential Oil Diffuser Pendant?
A reader was looking for a clay recipe to make essential oil diffusers. Read Eileen’s answer.

Beading Arts
Sometimes you just need to use up some leftovers! Cyndi has a cute earring project to share with you.

Blue Glass Sculpture
Cherie makes a blue glass sculpture for her home.

Scrapbooks, Canvases, and Necklaces

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 7 September 2014 at 2:55 pm

Carmi’s Art
I have a sweet resin project on Scrapbooking.com’s blog this week. Paper Embellishments with Jewelry Resin featuring vintage postcards.

Mini Canvases
Cherie makes some mini canvases for her office.

A Bead A Day
Ready for a crafty weekend? Lisa just discovered a crafty necklace project that inspires creativity!

Resin Crafts Blog
A good experiment in resin layering results in some one-of-a-kind “cubes of resin.”

Where to Find Cheap Unique Craft Supplies
I bet you have your own sources for inexpensive craft supplies. Here are some of my faves. Do you have any others?

Beading Arts
Cyndi has a review of a fabulous new book by Lark Crafts, called “Beading All-Stars”. All your favorite designers in one gorgeous package!

Guitar String Jewelry
Video podcast episode 4 including some “rockin” jewelry and a little fiber too.

Beads, Decals, Books, and Plumbing Turns Crafting

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 1 September 2014 at 6:42 am

A Bead A Day
There’s always room for learning a new beading technique! Lisa’s getting ready to learn kumihimo! Stop by to lend some encouragement

Art Bead Scene
Take a peek inside the studio of Mary Harding, and be in with the chance to win some of her unique handmade beads!

Resin Crafts Blog
Jewelry grab bag to jewelry box top. Isn’t upcycling fabulous? Easily achieved with EasyCast and any items you have…not just for jewelry!

Do You Know How to Melt Lazertran Decal Images into Wood?
How to create large scale decaled wood objects with no decal edges.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean reviews the new book by Tammy Powley, The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, 2nd Edition, and it is great!

Resin Crafts Blog
How to use copper plumbing supplies to create pendants with resin.

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