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Bead Surfin, Did You Know, and A Big Sale

Here's a craft idea for you. Did you know that you can take a clay flowerpot, glaze it and out it in your kiln? I know there are a lot of beadmakers out there with small kilns. These flower pots come in all sizes, you can even find saucers that could be converted into plates too. Follow the instructions on your low fire glaze jars and put them in the kiln. Terracotta is a low fire clay so I would fire more than cone 06(1828 degreesF). I painted this flowerpot and fired it in my kiln. I am working on some more for my porch too. Let me know if you try it, I would love to hear about it.
It's that time are some great links to check out this week. Have a happy Sunday!

Strands of Beads : Melissa cracks some geodes to add to her jewelry making stash.

Jewelry & Beading: Wendy Van Camp has written a wonderful tutorial for J&B on how to make adorable earrings!

Jennifer Jangles Blog: Jennifer shows off her very loved tools.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry: Who says the grass is always greener on the other side? Stop by Carter's blog for a sneak peek at her green and grassy new bead display.

BeadStyle Magazine: New video interview at Meet Melissa Cable whose necklace is featured in the September 2008 issue. Jewelry Making: Tammy's collected a load of links featuring jewelry related news and events.

Last thing....There is a big sale on Etsy this week in the Jangles store. I am at the end of my show season and I thought what the heck, I will have a sale. It's this week only, the beads are all first quality, and I will ship them right away. Doesn't get much better than that, does it?

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