Sunday, March 20, 2011


I have so many buttons.  New, vintage, antique.  Glass, wood, bone, metal, plastic and stone.
This little collection comes from a fabric store in Paris.  They have a whole wall of buttons.  I could stand there for hours.  They are really pricey though.  It makes me super aware of what I am picking out and usually I buy three of any button I like.  Two to use and one as a back up.  This week I am challenging myself to use some of these in a project or two.
In the mean time, here are my super Sunday bead blogger links.

A Bead A Day
Lisa shares the steps to making super simple gnome earrings just in time for spring! Jewelry Making
Tammy explains the strategy she uses when reviewing jewelry making books.

Art Bead Scene
Do you collect rocks? Make a bracelet with them using this free project from Art Bead Scene!

Beading Arts
Cyndi posted a tutorial to show how she made her Bead Soup necklace!

Beading & Books
Michelle shares her storage idea for spools of beading wire.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Would you believe that you could wear flocked velvet wallpaper?

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Cindy's been out with the flu so this week's a rewind on spicing up your plain old packaging.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie celebrates a new hairstyle for spring by making a pendant to match her new purple hair extensions!

The Bead Dreamer
Charlene reviews The Penland Book of Jewelry and is touched by the artistic statements, humanity, talent and sharing of the ten artists in the book.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Working with wire and ammonite slices, Andrew creates three Calder-inspired pendants.