I'm intrigued by Lisa's experiments with stamping on wood with metal stamps. I've had great results with this technique—mostly. Ever since I had a wooden bead crack on me, I've been hesitant to try the technique again.
Lisa's post, however, has made me tempted to stamp the wooden oval on my Coffee Break Bracelet (inspired by Stephen King's On Writing). I know better than to tempt fate and hammer near all those breakable glass beads. What I'll do instead is stamp on another wooden bead and if I like the results, then I'll decide if I want to restring this bracelet or create something new.
Enjoy today's links!
A Bead A Day
Lisa's experimenting with alphabet stamps in wood. Please stop by to share your experiences with metal, wood or polymer clay stamping.
About.com Jewelry Making
What do you get when you combine yarn, crystals, and metal? A very cool double strand bracelet!
Beaded objects don't always have to be wearable. How about some beaded postcards?
Beads & Books
If you make a mistake with a piece of jewelry, do you throw it out, start over, or try to fix it? Michelle shares a mistake she made trying to create a pendant using copper, ink, and a gloss sealant.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi creates a special set of felted brooches for a Canadian company.
Cindy Gimbrone Beads
Cindy shares a surprise she received during the holidays.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Ceramic pendants with cut-out holes receive a sparkly window treatment in this project using resin from Lima Studios
Katie's Beading Blog
A simple idea for keeping the inspiration flowing.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Using lovely design elements from Artbeads, Jean creates an evocative pair of winter earrings which remind her of seasons long past...
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
This week one lucky winner will take home a beaded brooch by Cenya AND score some Soft Flex flexible beading wire!