Bead Bloggers and Fashion Shows

I was a bad girl and missed last weeks eddition of Bead Bloggers. Actually I wasn’t bad, I was just stowed away at a Bed and Breakfast in Maine without the internet so I didn’t get to post. Today I’m going to post the links from last week and this along with some pictures of the new jewelry I added to Naughty Secretary Club today! Let’s start with September 10th…

Art Bead Scene
Worlds and beads are colliding at the Art Bead Scene! This post is just a friendly reminder that the month and your chance to win free beads from Joan Miller and Humblebeads are almost up!

Bead Arts
Cyndi shows you how to cinch a stone, simply and beautifully.

Jewelry and Beading
Tammy touts the treasures you can gather from other beaders when you join a bead society.

Katie’s Beading Blog
This week, Katie shares tips on writing a newsletter to promote your business.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
In a discussion of why we should plan out our designs, Jean shows a pretty fall bracelet set with a cool clasp and some findings which suit the beads perfectly!

The Impatient Blogger
Clay play anyone? Margot shows some recent experiments in polymer clay and talks about her creative process. After you check out the beginning stages, see the resulting finished necklace!

And the Bead Blogging links from Sept 17th….

Art Bead Scene
Need to find some beading friends to share your creativity with? Someone who understands the depth of your beady insanity? In a helpful post last month, Heather gave us six great reasons to join a bead society, along with a resource to find one near you.

Bead Arts
Cyndi suggests that if you want to dust off your skills with wood, you think about ordering the new book by Lark publications, due out soon, called “The Art of Jewelry: Wood”

Jewelry and Beading
Japanese if you please! Tammy is playing again with metal clay and points her readers to this way cool Japanese web site.

Katie’s Beading Blog
In Katie’s ongoing quest to find new uses for findings, she reveals chandelier earrings and a necklace that use beading cones as an integral part of the design.

Savvy Crafter
Ahoy, Bead-lovers! Even pirates would be envious of Candie’s loot after her beach-side bead shopping spree along the South China Sea.

Snap out of it Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean’s traumatic experience with her first spiral seed bead bracelet. Argh!

The Impatient Blogger
See Margot sign books at a new AC Moore store opening. Then enjoy another entry in her Adventures in Jewelry Making with the BQOTU (Day) entries. In this episode, Margot shares how to properly open and close a jump ring. It may not be rocket science, but jewelry making does use physics, who knew?


In other exciting news Tina Sparkles and I went to the Tribeza Magazine fashion show last night at the Blanton Art Museum. My friend Lauren who works there put us on the list and Tina and I were just feeling lucky to go. When we got there Lauren had surprised me with the VIP royal treatment. We got to be whisked behind velvet curtains for free cocktails and had actual second row seats for the fashion show. Highlights include the music by DJ Dojo, the people watching, Goodie bags with free Brownie Butts, some dang hot male models and all the amazing ankle boots on the runway! Boutiques that participated included Envie, Estillo, The Garden Room, Keepers and more. Stores that I have never set foot in and had never considered shopping in until after the fashion show last night. Kudos to Tribeza for putting on an amazing show. The show made me feel panicky about Stitch, which I do every year at about this time.

Ok I’m off to pick my mom up at the airport. She is coming in for Karly’s wedding tonight! Pictures tomorrow.

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