From the bird’s cage…


I’m home.  My head is still spinning from the whirlwind tour, playing a long game of catch up today.  It was such a fun week, I hate to see it come to an end, but I have so many exciting projects going on that it’s ok.  Right? Tonight we went to a fashion show/talent show at the international school.  The kids designed their own clothes, bought the fabric at the market and took it to the tailors to be made—the outfits were amazing!  This is a neat thing about living in Ch!na–you can design and have your clothes made from scratch.    Then there were talents presented from violinists to rappers.  It was all very colorful and well done.  Oh, and they even had a band made up of several male teachers–who sang "just what I needed" by the Cars.  Sigh.  So dreamy.   Come back tomorrow to see some egg-stra cute eggs… Jewelry Making
Tammy has discovered another outlet to sell your jewelry on-line. This is really a place for other crafters too.

Art Bead Scene
What’s the best suggestion you ever received? ABS Editor Cindy Gimbrone’s was The Rainbow Suggestion. ABS readers weigh in and tell us theirs! 

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi details the products and methods she likes best for creating her bead-embroidered necklaces.

Katie’s Beading Blog
Here’s another opportunity to use your beady powers for good. Read Katie’s blog to find out about Beads of Courage®.

Robin’s got some great news, tips and samples on everything Memory Glass!

Savvy Crafter
The Savvy Crafter is in the Philippines this week. Candie’s Travel Tip: Look beyond the everyday souvenir and you will find beads!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean hand made a chain maille double standed bracelet with some very special names on it: her two grandsons! It is offered as a free project in Beading Daily online!

The Impatient Beader
Ever wonder how a designer comes up with new ideas? Get a peek inside the creative mind of Margot Potter as she shares two bitchin’ and bad ass new designs. Paging Biker Crafts Magazine!

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