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Today's Pity Party theme is a Class of One. I've never actually taken a class at a big bead show since I usually work them, but classes are a big part of the fun. So today let's pull out a favorite book or online tutorial and give it a try. I know this may be hard today since Sunday might be your family day, so maybe your task for today is finding a project that you'll work on later this week.
I'm a book junkie and I love teaching myself through books. I have quite a stack of new ones but my favorite at the moment is Rustic Wrappings written by my friend Kerry Bogert. The techniques and projects in the book have me blown away. I want to try almost every one of them. First up, I am going to try Kerry's embrodiery technique with wire. I can't get over the cleverness of this idea! I may also give her braided wire bracelet a go, I love the look of that one too. I'm going to give Kerry's book a full review on the Art Bead Scene so I won't say much more. But I do highly recommend picking up a copy.
shop? I did! Have you busted your stash? I made a fun necklace that got quite a few compliments on Saturday! Did you go on an inspiration adventure? Mission accomplished here. It's been a fun way to avoid all my horrible jealous feelings of missing out on Bead Fest. Be sure to share with me on the posts from the last two days to enter to win a gift certificate from Humblebeads.com.
Today is our last day and another chance to win a $25 gift certificate. In the comments share your favorite online crafty tutorial with me. It doesn't have to be bead related, just one you find inspiring. I will pick one random commenter on Monday as the winner.
My tutorial that I'm sharing today isn't bead related, they are embroidery videos from Mary Corbet. I'm using them on beads, so it's related in a round-about way. Share your tutorials in the comments below! (They don't have to be video ones.)