Summer Nights necklace has won the May 2009 Vintaj design Challenge! This necklace is a variation on the Raspberry Dream chain by Mieke Warmenhoven.
The Summer Nights is competing in the Vintaj May 2009 Fresh Melody challenge. Please give it your vote to help it win!
Some time ago I’ve posted a list of all kinds of crafty sites. I’ve collected some more in the meanwhile and I think it’s time to share them with you. Again, if you know more of such websites, please do let me know!
Craft Gossip is your place to hear about the latest gossip in crafts and DIY ideas put together with the help of a dedicated team of editors.
CraftPOP is an Arts and Crafts Links Directory.
CraftStylish is the ultimate crafting resource that we craved, but couldn’t find—a place to connect, discover and share with other crafters. It’s the destination for fabulous inspiration and expert instruction on the latest trends, projects, ideas, and materials. Whatever craft you love—knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, jewelrymaking, and more—you’ll find the best information and community at CraftStylish.com.
CraftyCrafty by Shiny Media – some kind of a blog website with tutorials and crafty advice.
MyCraft.comis the Craft Social Network where you can share and market your crafts.
Mycraftivity.comis the global online community for crafters looking to connect with others who share their love for all things handmade.
WhatTheCraft.com is about DIY (Do It Yourself) Clothing and Crafts ran by a self-taught seamstress and crafter.
What sounds more appealing to you: ‘tensha bead’ or ‘decal bead with a rose’? ‘Photobead’ or ‘large pink bead with purple flowers’? Specialty beads are special and you can emphasize that by giving them a special name. Most of the time they have a name already. Ask your supplier or do some internet research.
A special name makes your customers curious, makes the beads sound important (which they are!) and stresses the variety of products you have to offer. Besides, people like to be special, wear special clothes and make jewellery from special beads.
Lori from Tab Made uses real seeds in her jewellery, like these earrings made with real peach pits.
But even more special are her ceramic and polymer clay handmade beads that could easily be mistaken for objects from the forests floor! Lori adds natural stones so that her jewellery has an absolutely natural look.
Dotty from dottyral loves tutorials. So she decided to gather all tutorials that are published on different blogs all over internet. She places several new links on her Totally Tutorials blog every day. Which is great because no we don’t have look anymore!
And if it weren’t enough, Dotty also has started a Totally Tutorials flickr group. Each photo there is of a finished product with the tutorial link in the description. She invites you to join, enjoy the tutorials and submit your own.