Layers and Links…


 The other night I was a little trigger happy with my camera, snapping pictures of this and that, including my stack of bracelets on my wrist from the night.  I really like wearing my jewelry in layers, pins, necklaces, and bracelets, mmm-hem, and now big rings (one on my index and one on my ring finger).  I only have single pierced ears, but lots of folks look great wearing their earrings stacked up.  If you choose this route of layering your gems, I warn you now, it takes work to assemble the combos.  Give yourself an extra 5 to make it happen in the morning!  And now for some links…

Strands of Beads
Melissa discusses beautiful presentation boxes made from origami.

Katie’s Beading Blog
Multiple strand necklaces are always in style. Read Katie’s blog for tips.

Jewelry & Beading
Just having returned from Italy, Cyndi was inspired by all the suppliers of beautiful Murano beads.

Linda at BeadStyle Magazine
Linda created a necklace for the Ornament Thursday blog group and wanted to share it with everyone!

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Eye Candy, a few new designs from Jennifer Jangles

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie reflects and gives thanks to everyone who helped her out at the Bead & Button Show

Art Bead Scene
Polyester Makes a Comeback in a surprising new way! Jewelry Making
Think outside the jewelry box and consider other crafting techniques for making jewelry! Crochet is just one example.

Snap out of it , Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean interviews the fabulous Margot Potter for Art Bead Scene!

Savvy Crafter
Rockin’ Riveted Ring over on Candie’s blog!

Rocker and candie2  

In case you forgot what we looked like.  I was making photo charms this week and messing around with photoshop tinting.  No idea what I’m doing, but I’m having fun with it.

P.S.  Sometimes I get asked where to buy good metalworking tools, this is one site I really like and they have a nice newsletter with tips too—ContentiRio Grande is also a good option.

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