Tuesday, August 31, 2010

When the spirit moves you...

I saw this video on You Tube and it just made me laugh. It is obvious this man is overwhelmed by the moment. I hope they are still a happily married couple.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Athropology Displays NYC

I love to go into Anthropology everytime we visit the Big Apple. The last time we were there it Marie Antionette & it was amazing. This time it was a seashore theme in the windows (I can't believe I don't have a picture of it). It is not until you get close that you see it is all made of corregated cardboard. Check out the chandelier, it is all cardboard too. I love their use of everyday items too. They make the usual, unusual. I am moving to a new booth at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta and need lots of imspiration. I think I found some!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Learn How to Rivet

I have been wanting to do some riveting on some new bracelets I have been working on. I would love to take a class at our local art center, but really don't have the time & most of the courses cover much more than riveting so that was out. I did find some really good offerings of how to rivet on You Tube. I watched one put out by Rio Grande, the jewelry supplier. Their videos are professionally done and the quality is great. This paricular one shows the whole process of making a pendant and the last minute is devoted to riveting. You can check it out here.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NYC Flea Market

During our recent visit to NYC for a family vacation we found our Saturday afternoon free. My husband remembered that I had attended the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market a few years earlier. I am soo happy he remembered this. We found out it was only blocks from the Times Square Hotel we were staying at.
This really is a great market. There is a good variety of vendors, and all have super vintage stuff. I gravitated to the vintage jewelry vendors. I could have spent hours there. Unfortunately my family limited me, I did find some great charms and metals that I will be using in my creations. If you get a chance to go
you won't be sorry.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New classes for fall

I am working on a selection of new classes for fall at the Bead Bug. We continue to offer soldering classes. There are beginning classes for basic soldering of glass pendants, then we are going to be offering a soldered trinket box class for the experienced solderer. This is a great way to show off a special little piece of ephemera. I am partial to these little nests myself.
There will be a complete listing of classes at www.mybeadbug.com.
I hope you will take time to take a class and learn a fun new skill.