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Oh, it's getting down to the wire around here on my book.  I've been busy gathering parts and pieces and making lists for the photo-shoot that starts on Monday down at Lark offices.  I'm looking forward to seeing my editor and catching up with her.  We haven't seen each other in a couple of years so that should be fun.  Here's some links from the Bead Bloggers…

Vacation Necklace
Carmi thinks nature provides pre-drilled shells just for her.

Strands of Beads
Melissa ponders ethical issues involving some vintage beads

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
The day before the election, Jean urged us all to vote, which we did! On a jewelry note, she mentioned her fun article concerning gift ideas for the upcoming holidays which she wrote for Soft Flex!

Savvy Crafter-Candie Cooper
Candie's teaching at Ornamentea—see the class projects and details on her blog…

Naughty Secretary Club
Jen invites collage artist Traci Bautista to Austin for a little paint meets jewelry adventure.

Jewelry & Beading
Using multiple techniques, Cyndi has made an autumn necklace that warms her heart now that the days are cold!

Get ready for the holidays with Katie's great gift ideas
Check out three of Katie's favorite gifts to give (and create!) this holiday season!

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
New designs for Fall are live on the Divali website; and Carter gets a technology facelift!

Barbe Saint John – New Treasures from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe is giving a way a copy of "Get Your Sparkle On', find out how to win it!

Art Jewelry Magazine
A reader tests Art Jewelry's acid-free etching technique

Art Bead Scene
Ribbon Isn't Just for Wrapping Presents! Jewelry Making
Looking for some early holiday jewelry ideas? Start now with these simple projects that will apeal to a range of fashion tastes.

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