Monday, 26 May 2008

It has been a while....

Congratulations Griet and Quinton! At long last they have done the deed and Griet has taken on the task of trying to make an honest man of Q. A life time of love and happiness to you both.

So, where have I been? The sun shines, we dig out out our summer clothes and what happens? Everyone catches a cold!! The girls have been ill, James has been ill, now I'm down with the lurgy too. Hoping to re-stock my site with new beads - just need to stop sneezing first. Normal bead service will resume soon!!

In the meantime, I did a prize draw on the Bead Buddy forum and Mary aka Balrogz won this bead... I love the colours in this bead, and the pleat effect of the white. Can't wait to see what Mary does with it.

Keeping myself out of mischief while not being able to sit at the torch, I've been reading through blogs and discovered

For those seriously addicted to art beads, check out

You'll find:
  • interviews with bead artists and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work.
  • monthly design challenge
  • "As the Bead Turns", a round up of the best posts from some of ABS's favorite blogs
It's a utopia of beadiness (not only glass, there are many, many medias featured)!

Who is "Art Bead Scene"? Heather Powers, Melanie Brooks Lukacs, Cindy Gimbrone, Elaine Ray, Tari Sasser.

And what Art Bead Scene all about? As the blog says, "Art Bead Scene is an interactive blog with the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and the jewelry designers who use art beads in their work."

Sarah Hornik is the current featured artist. Check out the delicious eye candy accompanying the interview.


Elaine Ray said...

Thanks for your mention on about the Art Bead Scene! Sorry that you are not feeling well, but glad you found us in your time away from your torch. Hope you feel better soon and can get back to those beautiful beads!

- Elaine Ray

Billie Jean Little said...

Thank you for providing such an excellent resource for bead artists.