TastyLinks Saturday

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This is a design I recently created for Beadalon to showcase their fabulous new Kink Free Ti Titanium Wire and some lovely SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS in rose and black diamond with lots of gun metal accents. The Ti wire has amazing resistance, which lends itself to maintaining all sorts of interesting shapes. This is a play on the circle theme I've been exploring for the past few years with a twist...literally! Follow this link for the instructions.

Inhale.

Exhale.

Repeat.

I am at a crossroads here and it's a doozy. Your plucky heroine has to face some formidable challenges and although she knows that no matter how it all pans out, good things are always on the horizon, it's hard not to feel the significant weight of what lies ahead.

On the other hand, it's just another pebble in the road of life. I'd just prefer it weren't currently wedged in my flip flop. Paging Jimmy Buffett...

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach

Life is change and stability, it is ebb and flow, it is release and it is resistance and in the Tao it is all the same.

So whilst I ponder the task at hand, feel free to peruse this week's sampling of TastyLinks™ from The Crafty Blogger Gang. "We've got glue guns and we're not afraid to use them.™"

First a little bloggy shout out to the DaliciUus™ Fernando DaSilva for stopping by with a huge box of beady goodies last Sunday to help with my new book. Thank you, Nando and Wyatt!

About Family Crafts
Read through Sherri's tie-dye tutorial and you will discover how easy it is to create your own colorful, tie-dyed t-shirts and more.

Aileen's Musings
Watch Aileen's newest video and see how she transforms a boring canvas bag into a snazzy colorful tote!

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses the sweetest bird embellishments to make a card set.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Craftside's got a chance to win a copy of Jennifer Worick's Simple Gifts and how-to's on making a silhouette, a homemade flea collar for your dog, stringing rings onto a ribbon necklace and a fun video interview with Drew Brophy the author of How to Draw with Drew Brophy.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy is hitting the school books again but takes a moment to review her summer crafting and other accomplishments.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Have you ever felt like the 'red headed step child?'

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has gathered up all her favorite collage and quilt techniques to share.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Green Ring and wire earrings inspired by the book 101 Wire Earrings by Denise Peck

The Artful Crafter
How to make a wooden country critter wall plaque.

The Crochet Dude
Get out your hooks and warm them up because Drew reveals all the projects from his upcoming book "Crochet It Love It Wear It - The Ultimate Collection for Every Occasion". You are not going to believe how gorgeous crochet can be!

3 comments:

Sharon said...

What are you doing up and posting at 4:47 am? Get some sleep and dream good dreams. Oh! The necklace is beautiful, by the way. And, I love the Richard Bach quote.

Margot Potter said...

No worries, my blog time stamp is set to West Coast time, I can't seem to get it to EST!

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CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria