Sunday, August 08, 2010

Digital Jewel

In the last few months I have found myself sitting at the computer looking for a project that will keep me awake for an extra hour or two. The arrival of the new puppy means that neither of the humans in this house are free to go to bed whenever they want. There is an early 5:30am shift and a later 10:30 to 11:00pm shift. One of us has to stay awake to keep Magnus company and to let him outside. Last night I didn't think I would make it till 11pm but this little photo shop project made the time pass quickly. I used an old image of a jeweled brooch, cut the stone out and added in the lovely art deco woman. A five minute project with scissors...but a 60 minute trial and error assignment learning layers in photo shop. There is always something to do and learn if I have an extra hour.

Have a great Sunday. If you need something to do here are my great Sunday links!

A Bead A Day

Lisa's exloring the concept of "happy jewelry"! Stop by and share your thoughts on expressing happiness in your jewelry designs. Jewelry Making

Tammy has spotted several celebrities who have new jewelry lines and wonders what you think about this.

Art Bead Scene

Art Bead Scene gets creative with storing supplies.

Beading Arts

Metal clay is a great material to have in your jewelry-making repertoire!

Carmi's Art/Life World

Carmi whips up a one hour brooch project with left over chain.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva

Cindy learns that the fourth time can be a charm.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles

Melanie's friend David Erk Nelson shares a free project from his upcoming book Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred...a stuffed Cthulhu sock toy!

Katie's Beading Blog

See 3 bloggers' ideas for painting metal, stringing crystals and making custom toggles using my new components.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio

Lorelei visits a cool lampwork artist in Atlanta, and tries her hand at making a bead.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!

Jean explains a bit more about "The Jean's List", an ongoing selection of her favorite jewelry designers selected from all types of jewelry!

Strands of Beads

Melissa is giving away one of her new fine silver charms this week. Enter now!