Tuesday, October 2, 2007

BeadLit Twitter Redux....

Made a new banner for BeadLit - more colorful and those are my beads and books! I've got my eye on a few more bead books that are going on 50% off sale at my local Barnes and Noble.

I was overwhelmed with work and illness this past month so the Twitter Redux post is slim today. Don't forget to sign up to follow me on Twitter - Barak Obama is following me on Twitter so I think if he's got time, you do too! Ha ha! Guess his interns spend too much time on the internet!

Enjoy the Twitter Redux!

Creating jewelry is an awe-inspiring delight! Findings and Finishes: A Beadwork How-To Book by Sharon Bateman

9/25/07: The dictionary says that the terms "ethnic" and "folk" both mean basically "pertaining to a social group within a cultural system. Ethnic Jewelry from Africa, Europe and Asia by Sibylle Jargstorf.

10/2/07: Here we are, embarking on yet another book-writing adventure. Beading with Peyote Stitch by Jeanette Cook and Vicki Star.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

BeadLit Twitter Redux

The BeadLit Twitter List:

8/7/07: "One of the things I've noticed about writing books is they have a life of their own." The Art & Elegance of Beadweaving by Carol Wilcox Wells.

8/10/07: This book will take you on a guided tour around the world of beads." Beads by Janet Coles and Robert Budwig

8/14/07: ""Adults" are at a severe disadvantage when it comes to taking up a new hobby or learning new skills." Woven Wire Jewelry by Linda Chandler and Christina Ritchey.

8/17/07: "My goal in writing this book is to offer a fresh look at netted beadwork and all its potential." Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald .

8/21/07: "A couple of decades ago in college, it suddenly dawned on me one night that I was on the wrong path." Fabulous Woven Jewelry by Mary Mettmansperger.

8/24/07: "Bracelets are hot!" Beadwork Creates Bracelets edited by Jean Campbell.

8/28/07: "There's a playground inside each of us." Pretty Little Things by Sally Jean Alexander.

8/31/07: The history of the use of beads for decoration is almost as old as that of man himself. More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Glass Beadmaking by James Kervin

9/4/07: Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and imminent presence The Beader's Guide to Color by Margie Deeb

9/12/07: The last decade has seen the appearance of an exciting new craft medium Making Polymer Clay Jewellry by Sue Heaser.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

What is BeadLit?

BeadLit is a Twitter I was inspired to start when I read about TwitterLit. TwitterLit is a twitter that posts the first line of a piece of literature with an Amazon link to the actual book. I thought it was a cool idea to do with beads! Why would I think so? I'm a glass beadmaker who has been making flameworked glass beads for 8 years and selling them from my website for 4 years. I designed jewelry with beads prior to making glass beads and continue to design jewelry. I string jewelry, I wire wrap, I do metal work, I work with seed beads - you name the technique, I've probably done it and bought a book about it! So, I have a long love affair with the bead and only someone who truly loves them would have half of her studio dedicated to books about beads. I want to share the bead-love with you! You'll be able to read a line about bead and/or jewelry making on the go!

If you haven't already, get a Twitter account .

Then, click on the "Follow me on Twitter" link to the right in order to start receiving the BeadLit Twitters.

Twice a week, usually Tuesdays and Fridays, I'll Twitter the first line of a beadmaking/jewelry design book - beadmaking of all mediums, glass, clay, metal, paper - you name it! - I'll BeadLit-Twitter the first line of how to make beads, how to design with beads, history of beads, design techniques with beads - anything related to a bead and written in a book.