Illustrations 728 (Small) 

When I went to Kathmandu, I scoured the place for anything felt-and boy did I find it!  Whole stores of felty goodness-I was in heaven.  This is a peppy little brooch I picked up.  I loved it for the random color combo, the stitchery around the edges and this:

Illustrations 725 (Small) 

a most clever pin-back! Jewelry Making
Resin Bead Experimentation! Tammy has been a mad jewelry scientist lately.

Art Bead Scene
Are you a new jewelry designer looking for a way to finance your budding jewelry business? There are lots of options out there even in a poor economy. Why not apply for a grant?

Barbe Saint John – New Treasures from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe reviews Amy Hanna's Rejuvenated Jewels book

Bead&Button magazine
Anna offers some bead graphing information and some links to useful tools

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi shows off her ceramic bezel!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows how she made a quick and elegant Victorian inspired collar using a thrift store belt, some lace, and a hot glue gun

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Jennifer Shares some tips for photographing jewelry

Jewelry & Beading
All this month, Cyndi will be featuring jewelry designers who work with organic materials!

Snap out of it , Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean thinks Barb Switzer's new book looks extremely cool!

Strands of Beads
Melissa finds unusual beady shopping opportunities at museums

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