Bead Soup Blog Party

Have you ever participated in a Bead Soup Blog Party? Sounds like a huge amount of fun! Lori Anderson from Pretty Things has been organizing these for the past few years. The 5th one will start in January.  If I can remember, I think I’d like to join in. The party has become extremely popular, so popular in fact that this coming year – entry is by lottery! Click the image below for more information, and spend a few hours/days checking out the previous years entries. Inspiration abounds!

New This Week!

Capturing Your Attention And now that we have your attention, how about some Capture Chain? Two more additions to our Capture Chain selection, actually – Urban, which is a silver wire knit tube over a gunmetal ball chain – very chic, and Khaki, which is a bronze over a black chain, for a more earthy look. If you prefer – there is also the new Knitted Wire tubes – well – flat tubes, and if that doesn’t grab you – you can always make your own knitted wire tubes, as we now have the Lazee Daizee Viking Knit wire weaving …

Paula Radke – Art Glass Clay

I may have mentioned this before, ever since Marg popped this in with a package of other less interesting things (paperwork) 😉  – I’ve been just itching to to try it out. I finally had the opportunity this week. One very important note regarding the instructions – it mentions to not breath the dust. I think this is understating the importance drastically. This product is very similar to enamel – it’s glass dust. DO NOT BREATHE this in. Wear a respirator, and keep a damp towel handy while you work to wipe down any particles that could become airbound as …