Saturday, August 29, 2015

BEADBLOGGERS Round up and a photo by Jean Baldridge Yates of a custom Blythe doll

RoXXanne is a Blythe completely customized by my dear friend, the talented artist Moon Rouge. 
She is one of the rare customizers who doesn't just do over a doll. Rather, she looks at the doll first and lets the year the doll was made and the style of the Blythe mold speak to her sensibilities before she adds her own changes. This makes each doll she customized that much more beautiful. Thank you Moon Rouge for all your great work!--photo by jean baldridge yates

Beading Arts
Cyndi has rounded up some of her favorite tutorials from the blogosphere this summer, and most are pretty easy and quick!

Art Bead Scene
Check out Mary's review of the new book 'Handcrafted Metal Findings' - it looks awesome!

Connie Gee's Designs
Connie has added a new free pattern to her site. It is the first in a series of vase-themed patterns inspired by motifs from vintage samplers.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to Be Done!
Jean reviews the spectacular new book, Fine Art Wire Weaving by Sarah Thompson -- what a great design book!

Lost Earring Cleverly Replaced
Eileen lost one of the earrings the very first time she wore this pretty set. Don't you just hate when that happens?

Video Book Review
The Crafty Princess takes a look at a new book called "Super Cute Crochet for Little Feet."

How to Sew a Pillow
This easy pillow tutorial uses scrap fabric (from an old receiving blanket) to make a perfect pillow for a little kid's rest time.

Christian Art Greeting Cards
Cherie introduces some new greeting cards she's made with her artwork.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
For August, the Inspired by Reading Book Club read, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern. See what the participants were inspired to create with this fantastical book in mind!

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