July 1, 2009

Funny Caption Contest & Bead-O-Sphere Links

First things first, the Silver Parrot is the winner of last week's funny caption contest. We had some computer issues for the last few days, so sorry this is a little late. Silver Parrot please email me your mailing address, I have a crazy squirrel who wants to come visit you.

And hey, why not do it again? The Rings & Things Russ Troll bead is back this week. He's made his way to the top of a polymer clay scrap heap in the studio this week. What would he say once he made it to the top? Leave a funny caption in the comments and I have Knobby Urchin bead to send to one lucky winner who will be randomly drawn next Wednesday.


And for a little mid-week inspiration here are the top picks from the bead-o-sphere:

A Bead A DayLisa shares her selection of summery pink beads and crystals. The "Watermelon Crawl" bead mix is sure to conjure up visions of a family picnic on a warm summer day!

About.com Jewelry MakingTake these quick polls about wearing and making jewelry. Which are your favorite pieces?

Art Bead Scene The Trendy Bead shows off wood filigree pendants.

Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten ArtifactsRead Barbe's interview on the Objects and Elements blog.

Beading Arts Cyndi's initial thoughts on working with the new CopprClay. There'll be lots of projects coming this summer!

Carmi's Art/Life WorldCarmi hand felts a pretty bead from wool roving.

Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork DivaA trip to glass city doesn't go as well as planned. Yet Cindy finds inspiration and few new tools!

Earthenwood Studio ChroniclesMelanie mixes up gunmetal chains and components with brass to make a necklace with one of her Toolbox Treasure pendants

Humblebeads Heather sketches out some new designs using this summer's hottest color.

Jean Campbell Ink: Eureka! Beading in the fresh air clears the mind, bringing fresh creativity.

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio Searching for some new inspiration? Lorelei's got just the place for you to find it!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean reviews Wirework, a new book by the famous Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

Strands of Beads Melissa shows off her new lunar phases and compass rose designs

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
While traveling in Florida, Andrew shares a new variation on a favorite skull bracelet.


TesoriTrovati said...

Congratulations Silver Parrot! {Although I cannot recall what her caption was!}

As for this....I immediately thought of

"All Hail the King of the Scrap Heap!"

(That actually looks like a fun place to be!)

Enjoy the day!

No Easy Beads said...

"So this is the secret to making a humblebead"!

P.S. I have seen this massive scrap heap and it is awesome!!

Lorelei said...


Karin said...

Dave! The view is amazing!

Katie said...

"All these pretty colors...Kinda reminds me of the 60's...Trippy."

It is an awfully pretty scrap heap, by the way...Too bad it isn't a trash heap...I was all ready with my Fraggle Rock references...

Lisa said...

I'm SUPER BEAD MAN!! Leaping tall clay heaps in just a few bounds :)...I'm here to inspire!!

Okay, Russ bead is so darn cute!! He really looks like he belongs in every picture!

Gaea said...

"There's got to be a bead in here some place?!"

"One small step for a troll, one large step for troll-kind!"

No Easy Beads said...

Todo, I don't think we are in Kansas any more! There is no place like home..there is no place like home.
(See those ruby slippers clicking together)

Nancy said...

"So many beads, so little time, so many ideas!!"

Carol said...

This place is the perfect setting for my new "Reality " TV show. First...we'll get all those critters she gave away to see what they're up to.....

Next we'll arrange.....

Then we'll........

Katie said...

"Boy, standing on top of the scrap heap all of a sudden makes my clothes look kinda plain..."

:o) Who doesn't love Russ with his polka dot shirt and ruby slippers (heehee)

Ingrid said...

"Well, scrap! I should have climbed up here sooner."

Looks to me like the scrap heap is art waiting to happen :)

Rosanne said...

Itsy bitsy Russ climbed up the mountain of clay. Down came Heather's hand and pushed ole Russ away...she has lots of work to do. But she really wants to play!

Jeannie said...

Now, where's that darn squirrel?

Dave Robertson said...

By all rights I'm prohibited from entering this contest...so I'm holding my tongue :)


bellajoya said...

"Nobody move..... I've dropped a contact."

Anonymous said...

"Holy Scrap! I didn't know I could move my legs!"

:) Rose