Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Three (more) Beautiful Things

It's been over a week since I last wrote....I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving wherever you are in this world. I thought I'd start today's post with three more beautiful things, speaking of giving thanks.

1. A friend with whom you can enjoy life's treasures.
2. Watching Robins eat berries off of thorn trees in the brisk fall afternoon.
3. Spending precious time with your parents and loved ones.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Velvet Da Vinci SNAG photos

The Society of North American Goldsmith's held their 2003 conference in San Francisco, sponsored in part by Velvet da Vinci. To see the photos of artist jewelry in action, click on the title above to be redirected to Velvet da Vinci's website. Once there, follow these instructions:
1. Click on "About"
2. 3/4 down the page you'll see an underlined title "Exhibition in Motion" - click on it
3. Enjoy the 12 pages of viewing!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Beadweaver will catch up with you again in a week!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ride The Bus to Bead & Button!

Ride the Bus to Bead and Button 2007! If you live in or around Ohio and are looking for a fun trip to the show, Signe from is planning a trip from Ohio to Milwaukee next June. For all the details, click on the title above and you'll be redirected to her site!

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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Beaded Christmas Cards

I found a neat website while surfing the web this morning. Stitching offers a series of patterns for creating beaded images on cards. There are a few different themes available but I've provided a direct link to the Christmas Bead Card series. If you like to create beautiful handmade Christmas cards and you love beads, then these might interest you. Click on the title above to be redirected to the website. The patterns are available for PDF download. Enjoy!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jackson Pollock

Click on the title above to visit the Jackson Pollock creative site. Be sure to click your mouse to change colors! To visit the real Jackson Pollock website, click HERE

Joyce Scott

For those of you who live in and around San Francisco, Joyce Scott will be giving a free lecture on November 17th at the Morgan Auditorium off of Post Street (That's downtown Union Squarish). Her talk coincides with a two month long exhibit of her work at the Museum of Craft and Design (550 Sutter Street, between Powell and Mason) which opens November 10th. To learn more about this event, click on the title above to be redirected. The event is co-sponsored by Velvet da Vinci, a f*a*b*u*l*o*u*s gallery in the City.

Joyce Scott's beadwork can be viewed online at the Mobilia Gallery.

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Reina Mia Brill

I found this artist's website and just had to post it. Her intro is fun! I love her work too. She knits wire sculptures. Click on the title above and you'll be redirected to her site!

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Beadventures Tours

Sometimes I think everyone knows about things I just find out about, other times I am surprised to know something that no one else knows! Today I thought I'd share a link to the Beadventures site - if you don't know about them already. Beadventure's tours take travelers to countires all over the world and focuses on beads and bead weaving. Many top names in teaching lead these tours, such as Cynthia Rutledge and Laura McCabe. I know of one person who has travelled with Beadventures and just loved it. They have a newsletter you can sign up for to see where they are going next. What could be better than a vacation with beads?!