Sneaky Peek of a project from my new book Bead Chic All Rights Reserved Copyright 2009 Margot Potter
I am in the midst of a whirlwind week filled with exciting new possibilities and opportunities...none of which I can share yet...but trust me when I tell you that those big dreams I've been spinning into reality are finally materializing. I have so many things to do this week that my brain is about to explode. So much for the holiday weekend! If you're up and around tomorrow at 5am EST, I'll be on QVC with a fabulous 45 piece all occasion card collection you simply have to see to believe. Pour yourself a big cup of Java and join me!
I got an advance copy of my new book Bead Chic and it's really beautiful. Here's my quick description of the book as I pitched it, "Banana Republic and Sundance Catalog have a latte at Starbucks." Are you feeling me? This is a book for the fashion savvy gal who hasn't yet dipped her toes into the bead pool. She loves accessories, and she thinks to herself...I wonder if I could make that? Well, she can and I'm going to show her (and you, oh fashion and craft savvy reader) how to take inspiration and make it your own. The book has six chapters: Scale, Color, Texture, Pattern, Foundations and Focal Elements. The concept is that by changing one of these core elements, you can tailor an idea to suit your personal style. It's about learning how to go from monkey see-monkey do mentality to thinking like a designer. I really hope folks like this book. I give a little taste of stringing, wire wrapping, hammering, exposed wire, creating your own components, knotting... It's a pu pu platter approach to jewelry making folks can use to find directions to explore further.
Here are this week's TastyLinks from the crafty blogger gang:
The Artful Crafter
Advice on selling large lots of craft supplies.
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
How to make a recycled sweater gearhead hot pad inspired by the book- The Journal Junkies Workshop
Mixed Media Artist
Can you ever have too much fabric? Cyndi thinks not! Come and add your favorite link to Cyndi's favorites.
Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Madge shares her Zen Master Slacker Mommy's Guide to Letting Things Ride.
Cross Stitch at About.com
Read loads of great tips on Cross Stitch and then share your own - what tips and tricks have you learned that keep you out of tight spots?
Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy is learning more every day when it comes to her Etsy shop, like the importance of tags and the number of items you should list, but it's definitely a work in progress.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got a hot new Look. Learn, and Create video featuring Barbe Saint John showing us how to make a Steampunk hair pin, a free bow graphic download, how to add words to a journal page and a bow, and an inside peek into 1000 ideas from 100 Fashion Designers.
Aileen's excited to share her first how to video called Ribbon's & Lace. Take a quiet moment, grab a cuppa and stop by and see what its all about.
About Family Crafts
Is getting to be that time of year when people get out more whether it be day trips, camping trips, or gathering with friends and family and having picnics and barbecues! Find out how you can incorporate crafting into your camping and picnic fun.