Monday, 26 November 2012

Bead blog recap weeks 46-47

Almost forgot it, but here's the recap of my two last weeks of blogging at my other blog, Manekis pärlblogg. This time there's no less than three book reviews on top of the usual project tips, info on glass bead colours, bead embroidery techniques, contests and colourful leather cord.

Review: Wild Jewellery/Smycken av naturens skatter
Review of the swedish edition of an english jewellery-making book focusing on found objects -- man-made and natural -- from the beach, forest and city.

Bead embroidery: couching
Various methods and ideas for couching beads.

Cookie tin jewellery and jewellery components
How to make jewellery components from old decorative cookie/sweet tins, trays etc.

BeadStyle online open house
BeadStyle is having an open house event on their website 21-27 nov. Your chance to read all those articles and download projects normally reserved for subscribers only.

Glass engraving
How to engrave glass, from patterns on dichro for glass fusing to engraved glass pendants.

Bead Journal Project 2013
It's time to sign up for next year's edition of the year-long challenge BJP. Well, actually it's the last day to sign up today.

Hurricane glass
Hurricane glass beads are made from different coloured glass that's been blended together when molted.

Review: Color, Heat, Set & Fire
Review of Mary Hettmansperger's book.

Kisvíragos bracelet
Pretty bracelet pattern with a name that means little flowers.

Vega and amethyst luster
Vega is an amethyst purple luster on clear or coloured glass beads.

Review: Skapa unika smycken -- vintage de luxe
Review of swedish book on jewellery making with vintage and recycled components.

Christmas and new year's jewellery contest
Contest from swedish bead shop show them your best christmas or new year's eve jewellery for a chance to win.

Multi-coloured leather cords
Gypsy leather is a collection of multi-coloured (or space-dyed if you like) leather cords.

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