Come by for Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 26 July 2015 at 2:57 pm

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Check out Andrew’s new bronze creations and find out what he plans to do with them!

Robot Love

Enjoy some fun amigurumi & learn about a few crafting giveaways.

Connie Gee’s SAL

Connie has started up a free SAL. Join the Connie Gee’s Stitchers group on Facebook to share your progress photos. Find out how to get started.

Silhouette Studio - Tedious Tasks Made Easy

Silhouette Studio conquers two card making issues. Two-sided projects don’t align well with desktop printers. Many pieces mean tedious cutting & varied results.

Art Bead Scene

Meet Julie of Uglibeads, one of our fantastic new Art Bead Scene contributors (and FYI, her beads are the opposite of ugly!)

Table Transformation

Cherie transforms an old table into a fun piece for the living room.

Beading Arts

Make a teeny tiny little bead embroidered pendant! It’s fast, easy, and a great way to try stitching with the smaller seed beads.

Craft Links to Enjoy

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 18 July 2015 at 9:09 am

DIY Crochet Bead and Wire Crochet Necklace

Learn how to crochet wire and beads into a fun, whimsical necklace. Here is the link to my video on how to crochet a chain stitch.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

So many beautiful creations were made for the latest challenge, Endless Sky. Check out what all the participants made!

Review of Crafting Memories by Tammy Powley

Crafting Memories is the well-known craft author’s first book of fiction and it’s a very good read as career struggles mix with family scandal.

Yarn Review & Subscriber Giveaway

The Crafty Princess takes a look at a popular yarn used for knitting/crocheting baby items and has a YouTube subscriber giveaway in the works.

Mum’s the Word

This free pattern from Connie Gee’s Designs is suitable for cross-stitch, needlepoint, and beadwork. Use the small design to experiment with different flosses or techniques.

Beading Arts

Cyndi’s been going to town making Shamballa bracelets! Here she shows you how to make smaller feminine ones using cords and cupchain.

Art Bead Scene

Check out Rebecca’s roundup of ocean-inspired beads for this week!

Crafting Link Time

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 12 July 2015 at 3:35 pm

Here are some craft links to enjoy from some of my fellow crafting bloggers. We have a small group that shares links and could use a few more members. If anyone is interested (obviously need to have an active and established blog), feel free to contact me.

Fun Freebies

Find out one of Connie’s favorite freebie sites that also has quite a nice selection of charts for sale.

Clutter-Busting With Patterned Duck Tape

Can too much color clutter your craft space and crush creativity? Reorganize and coordinate your craft table for less than 5 bucks with patterned Duck Tape.

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek at Claire’s Etsy pics to whet your appetite for this months challenge!


Cherie shows her first step in creating art.

Some Crafting Web Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 5 July 2015 at 2:02 pm

Happy 4th Wreath: Stars & Stripes 4Ever

Make a star spangled Happy 4th wreath from paper. 3D stars in red, white & blue make this 4th of July wreath lightweight and easy to assemble with glue.

Connie Gee’s Designs

Connie’s added a new design to her Etsy shop called Peaceful Abundance and it is suitable for stitching on any cross-stitch fabric with any floss. There are also links to her free pattern pages in this post, so check those out too.

Art Bead Scene

Check out all the beautiful, gorgeous, inspiring, wonderful entries to our challenge this month!l

BIG Book News!

The Crafty Princess has some major news. She spills the beans in her latest crafting podcast.

Beading Arts

What could be more fun for summer than sporting a cute little Shamballa-style bracelet? Cyndi shows you how to make one in this tutorial.

Some Free Crafting Tutorials

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 28 June 2015 at 11:22 am

Art Bead Scene

Meet the Art Bead Artists who have responded to our monthly challenge!

Mixed Media Canvas: A Flower Blooms

Eileen took a class taught by artist Stephenie Hamen and had a lot of messy fun!

DIY Lanyard Ideas

Have you thought about making your own lanyard for work or trips? Here are some ideas, including a lanyard that can be worn as a bracelet or a long or short necklace.

WIP Update and Free Pattern

Connie’s posted an update on her latest WIP (work in progress) and she’s also posted a new free pattern for you to stitch and enjoy.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares a tutorial for some quick and easy little earrings!

Crafting Links to Share

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 21 June 2015 at 12:20 pm

It’s the weekend, which means some crafting links to share from around the Web.

Yummy Silk Blend Yarn

The Crafty Princess reviews Cascade Heritage Silk Paint yarn in this short video.

Crepe Paper Magnolias

Welcome summer with a bouquet of hand made crepe paper magnolias.

Art Bead Scene

Read all about Erin’s experiences learning with the masters at Bead and Button!

Welcome Sampler Cross Stitch Pattern

Connie’s added a new free pattern that is easy to adapt to your own personal taste. It would make a great gift when framed or finished as a flat-fold.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares some simple tips for stitching up a Cellini spiral tube…it’s really easy!

Free Projects, Patterns, and Inspiration Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 14 June 2015 at 1:05 pm

Art Bead Scene

Check out Heather’s beautiful color palette from our gorgeously vibrant monthly challenge piece!

Guitar String Bracelet Tutorial

Here is a fun idea for recycling old guitar strings. Terry shows how to make a bracelet and gives other ideas to make out of old instrument strings.

Much Crafting!

Crafty Princess published another crafting video podcast where she shares all the crafting madness, crochet, knitting, and beading!

Father’s Day Craft Ideas

Father’s Day is June 21st. Here are 18 project ideas to check out.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has posted a tutorial for a quick and easy little bead embroidered pendant for the summer, featuring a beautiful painted button!

Connie Gee’s New Pattern

Connie has added a new Welcome Sampler Cross Stitch Pattern to her Etsy shop. It is colorful and suitable for stitching on Aida or Linen. She’s also added a new free pattern to the site, so be sure to check out recent blog posts.

Love Some Craft Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 7 June 2015 at 9:26 am

Making Beaded Stitch Markers

Learn to combine beads and findings to make pretty beaded dangle stitch markers for knitting.

More Glass Bottle Flowers

Cherie’s still making bottle flowers for the garden. This time with paint and beads.

Father’s Day Pocket Album Card

What’s in your stash? Almost all the supplies for Eileen’s pocket album card were free. A mini photo album for Dad lifts out of the pocket for viewing.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has a brand new e-book in the works…Arm Candy! Come see what will be included.

Crafting Links to Share

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 31 May 2015 at 9:02 am

Honey Inspired Jewelry

See what Andrew and the other participants of the Sweet Honey Challenge created!

Art Bead Scene

Check out what Erin has selected for our perfect pairings this week

Amigurumi Cuteness

Princess Knits is hanging out her shingle, which includes some adorable bunnies and bears.

Marshmallow Clay Recipe & Information

Clay artist Eva Stosic has taken the term marshmallow clay to a new level and uses real marshmallows in her air-dry marshmallow clay recipe!

Glass Cobalt Bottle Flowers

Cherie makes some glass garden flowers out of cobalt bottles and bowls.

Beading Arts

If you’re looking for gifts for anyone this spring, Cyndi has a review of a brand new book from the editors of BeadStyle magazine. It’s got some of the best beginner projects and instruction you’ll find anywhere!

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!

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