Illustrations 907 (Small)

For Easter this year, one of my Aunts made these neat little nest branches.  The nests were real, but vacated and then she tucked moss and pretty little eggs in them.  They were all different and amazing to look at.  

Speaking of collecting and nesting, this is what's been going down in the Bead Blogger nests this past week… Jewelry Making
Puzzle piece jewelry is perfect to make during the month of April since it happens to be autism awareness month. Here are a few projects to help you make your own puzzle piece jewelry.

Art Bead Scene
Worried about the economy? Take care of your bead business with these tips.

Art Jewelry magazine
Demos and more planned for the Bead&Button Show 2009

Barbe Saint John – New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Marketing Monday: Its all about word of mouth

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a punched fiber collage necklace.

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Spring is here and Melanie announces a big springtime sale on her website, going on from now until Earth Day.

Jewelry & Beading
Make a fiber and wire necklace that will slide right on with no clasp!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews an excellent wire wrapping book, Beautiful Wire Jewelry for Beaders, by Irina Miech

Strands of Beads
Melissa shows off a new necklace design inspired by Sir Thomas Wyatt's poem "Whoso List to Hunt"

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Taking advantage of's free shipping and fast, friendly service, Andrew attempts to capture the beauty of a Lord Byron poem with the new Crystallized – Swarovski Element Disk Pendants in his new necklace design, "Cloudless Climes".

And Margot's got a new Impatient Crafter video up!

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