Monday, June 30, 2008

BeadLit Twitter: Clay is the Way!

"A wonderful teacher I had in high school used to tell me, "Clay is the way," It turned out to be true: I fell in love with the material immediately."

Our BeadLit Twitter Author today is Jennifer Heynen author of Ceramic Bead Jewelry: 30 Fired & Inspired Projects

Here's a little blurb on the book from publisher, Lark Books

This is by far the most attractive volume on ceramic bead-making anywhere! Crafters will eagerly snap it up to learn how they can create a variety of striking projects using low-fire clay and a rainbow of colorful glazes. The basic techniques include hand-rolling, cutting, stamping, press-molding, and extruding, as well as surface embellishment, and 30 of the colorful finished jewelry projects are wonderfully simple. Nothing says love more than the flirty urban-hip ring with a metal clay arrow shot through the heart. Mimic the look of traditional majolica with a bohemian chic big-bead necklace that rivals any pricey boutique find. Charming photography captures the colors and textures of a festive, sunny outdoor market, making every page playful, fun, and accessible!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bead Lit Back and Twittering.....

Why the heck haven't there been any BeadLit posts and twitters since last fall? Who cares?! BeadLit is back and ready to post weekly twitters on Bead Related Literature.


Today, BeadLit starts with a recently published book by our good friend the Crafty Princess!

Jewelry making is one of the fastest growing hobbies today, and metal clay is becoming a considerable part of the jewelry making community.