WWW Craft Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 23 May 2015 at 3:49 pm

Art Bead Scene

Check out Claire’s art bead picks to get your juices flowing for our May challenge!

Glass Garden Mushrooms

Cherie brings up an oldie but popular post on her blog about glass garden mushrooms.

Connie Gee’s Designs

Connie shares a recent finish along with information about where you can find the pattern and what she used to complete it.

Surviving Disney & Comforting Crochet

Crafty Princess talks a little about the Disney cruise she went on recently and the comfy crochet baby afghan she is working on.

Blocky Layout Makeover: Scrapbooking Outside the Box

Eileen took a layout from blocky to eye-catching with a makeover of a scrapbook page commemorating those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

Beading Arts

When you come up with a good design, it’s nice to be able to modify it for use in other pieces!

Craft Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 17 May 2015 at 11:40 am

Decoupage Glass Vase Organizers Have Many Uses

Eileen created hers to organize paint brushes and foam pouncers. But decoupage glass vase organizers can be put to many uses. Use the cubes as candy dishes or to hold pens and pencils.

Art Bead Scene

Check out Mary’s round up of books covering the history of beads - fascinating stuff!!

Craft Lights and WIPs

Connie tells about her latest WIPs along with a new wrinkle that her craft lamp has thrown into her stitching plans.

Beading Arts

Cyndi looks at how to showcase a beautiful artist-made glass bead without overwhelming it!

Bead Board Video

This brief video shows how to use a bead board to design beaded jewelry.

Glasswork, Stamping, Stitching, and More Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 9 May 2015 at 10:42 am

Teal Glass Sculpture

Hide all your vases and ashtrays! Cherie is back to making full size glass sculptures again.

Connie Gee’s Designs

Felines rule (don’t tell my dog) and Connie has added a new free pattern that involves a cat trio out on the prowl. Added bonus: check out the fur-baby photos.

Art Bead Scene

Check out the color palette which Tari has pulled from this month’s vibrant challenge piece!

Apple-Stamped Mom Reusable Grocery Shopping Bag

Make this eco-friendly reusable grocery bag for Mother’s Day, or Mom’s birthday. The project uses inexpensive items, many of which you already have on hand.

Beading Arts

You can make the ever-popular beaded wrap bracelets using ribbons instead of cording…think of the endless color possibilities!

Craft Supply Acquisitions!

Beads, yarn, tools, oh my! Check out the craft supply goodies and projects the Crafty Princess is creating with them.

Crafting Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 4 May 2015 at 2:28 am

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Drop by and see all the Steampunk-inspired creations made by participants of the Amethyst Aether Special Challenge!

Art Bead Scene

Check out Claire’s interview with Dawn of La Touchables - fascinating and inspiring!

Adventures in Dog Sitting

Connie’s been dog-sitting and watching TV and, of course, stitching. Read a brief review of her latest project and be sure to check out the free patterns page for a new addition.

Sea Inspired Necklace Project

Mermaids, fish, and starfish plus lots of wonderful glass beads make up this easy to assemble sea-themed necklace design.

Baby Shadow Box

Make a sweet dreams shadow box for new parents or for Mother’s Day. Include baby’s name and date of birth, a lullaby or poem.

Packing For A Cruise

Here are some must haves for cruising.

Beading Arts

Cyndi experiments a bit more with beaded 3D pieces.

Craft Links Collection

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 26 April 2015 at 8:24 am

Connie Gee’s Designs

Connie shares a current WIP (work in progress) and has some tips on using quarter stitches and blending filament.

Art Bead Scene

Check out Mary’s fun tutorial using macrame and leather!

Quick Craft Update

Adorable amigurumi overload! Owen the Monkey and Blair the Bunny are ready for their new home. Come say hello to them before they move on their way.

How To Make A Pom Pom

Here is an easy video tutorial on how to make your own pom pom and ideas to use them.

Clay Cross Stitch

Have you ever heard of clay cross stitch? The words “unique” and “original” hardly do justice to clay artist Eva Stosic’s latest adventures in clay.

Beading Arts

It’s important not to overwhelm a great focal piece with too much embellishment when you’re making a pendant. Come see how Cyndi handled that in her latest bead embroidery piece!

Crafting Deadlines, Challenges, Fish Extenders, & Other Crafts

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 18 April 2015 at 9:46 am

Art Bead Scene Inside the Studio: Humblebeads

Heather gives us a peak into her studio while she’s prepping for a trunk show at the same time she has to keep up with regular orders. How do you cope when you have too many deadlines?

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Stop by and check out the fun projects that the participants of the Frenzied Motion Challenge made!

Fish Extenders and Finished Bags

Finally finished the Fish Extender Bags! Tappingflamingo also show some of the gift ideas she has come up with.

Butterfly Spring Card Design

“Hello.” Here’s a bright cheery butterfly spring card with die cut embellishments to brighten someone’s day.

Blue Glass Solar Lights

Cherie’s playing with blue glass again! She’s made some solar lights for the garden.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has compiled a links list of her tutorials for little seed bead components that are endlessly useful in her work!

Yarn Review and Bead Crochet

This video craft podcast is full of knitting, crochet, and beading! Take out your current craft project, and craft-along with the Crafty Princess.

Free Crafting Patterns, Projects, and Some Challenges

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 11 April 2015 at 8:43 am

5 Free Art Bead Jewelry Projects

Today Heather brings you a preview of the projects featured in the 2015 Bead Cruise Program.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Winter is coming… actually, it’s spring, but the new season of Game of Thrones starts soon. See what Andrew created for a jewelry challenge that pays homage to the books and television series.

Connie Gee’s Designs

Prims are all the rage these days and Connie is fascinated with them. She’s added a new free pattern that is inspired by all the primitive designers she admires. It will have you “crowing” in anticipation of a quick finish.

Dazzle-It Rings: Great Beginner’s Bead Weaving Projects

If you’d like to try bead weaving, here’s a great way to learn. Look at the ring Eileen made in her first attempt.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has been experimenting with using multiple ribbons as a background for bead embroidery.

Video Needle Review

Learn the pros and cons of the Knit Picks Interchangeable Nickel Plated Needle Set.

Beads, Stitching, and Bunny Crafting

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 4 April 2015 at 9:53 am

Art Bead Scene

Check out our new challenge piece for the month ahead!

A Bead A Day

Enjoy seeing how beaders use the same supplies in their own unique ways? Check out this blog-hop reveal!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Check out what the Inspired by Reading Book Club members made for their March selection, “Home” by Toni Morrison!

Sweet Harmony Cross Stitch Pattern

Connie has added another free pattern that is suitable for cross stitch on Aida, linen, stitching over one, or even needlepoint.

Beaded Crosses

Cherie makes crosses with beads and baubles. Her latest crafty obsession!

Thumbprint Bunny Tea Towel

Kids can help make these thumbprint bunny tea towels. They make charming housewarming gifts and fun keepsakes for grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Win a Free Knitting Book!

Show off your finished crafting objects and get a chance to win a copy of a new knitting book coming out this month!

Beading Arts

Have you ever tried making an orb shape to bead? It’s not as hard as Cyndi first thought!

Free Pattern, Pillows, Pipe Cleaner Rings, and Easter Ideas

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 29 March 2015 at 3:39 pm

Art Bead Scene

Take a trip Inside the Studio with Erin and read how she work with clients to create special, OOAK pieces just for them.

Best Crochet Hook?

This video from the Crafty Princess discusses the various types of crochet hooks available.

New Pillows

Cherie makes some pillows to go with her new slipcovers.

Free ABCDiamond Cross Stitch Pattern

Connie has added a new freebie over at Connie Gee’s Designs that was inspired by motifs from antique sampler patterns. Since the design is full cross stitch only there are many options for stitching it up.

Pipe Cleaner Ring Tutorial

Here is a fun video showing how to make pipe cleaner rings…these are great for parties, fish extenders, etc….

Embossed Spring or Easter Card Designs

Embossing adds a special touch to cards. Eileen shares four examples with directions. Change the words for cards to welcome spring.

Beading Arts

Want a quick little project with big rewards? How about these cute bead and wire earrings?

Beads, Bargains, Glass, and Threads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 22 March 2015 at 11:47 am

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek inside Heather Humblebeads’ studio, and see her new sgraffito inspirations!

From Dollar Store Plastic Bargain to Elegant Easter Eggs

How to transform inexpensive plastic eggs into lovely Easter ornaments. Place them on stands, hang them as ornaments or display several in a bowl or basket.

All About Glass Sculptures

Cherie has taken her glass sculpture obsession to a new level!

Comfy Quilt Cross Stitch Pattern

The free Comfy Quilt pattern was one of the first patterns Connie added. She chose her favorite colors for the design but it is easily changed to reflect your own color selections.

Bead a Pirate and Crush Some Yarn

This latest Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast is packed with fun crafting: beaded pirate dreadlocks, yarn love, knitting, and crochet.

Beading Arts

Have you fallen for the allure of twin beads yet?

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