Saturday, July 28, 2012

Return of Rainy Day Links!

Welcome to another Saturday at Saturday Sequins!

I've been busy, busy, busy getting my class proposals ready for Bead and Button and compiling a list of participants for Sequintastic September. I've also built up a fantastic list of links, so I think it's time to stop hoarding them and start sharing!

So without further ado, here we go...


Eye Candy:

Omigosh, omigosh, omigosh!!! Have you seen this fish necklace by Kinga Nichols? It's one of the coolest things I've ever seen.

Another of my favorite pieces, here is Nancy Dale's necklace, which combines bead embroidery and freeform. Fantastic!

Tutorials:

Jessica Hill over at Crafterminds gives an awesome lesson on how to write a good tutorial.Link

Business... With Heart!

I love Skylar's motivation behind designing and making jewelry. Read her post, and I think you'll get a dose of creative and emotional inspiration.

Henri Junttila, a guest poster on Dumb Little Man, lists 8 lies we've been told about following our passion.
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Megan Petersen writes about how to keep going when you're more excited about the end result than the work you need to do to get there.

Chris Guillebeau writes about doing big things.

Here's an awesome article over at Design Sponge on starting an I Don't list. This is one of my favorites.


Food For Thought:

Gala suggests 100 things to do instead of spending time online. I can't wait to start my own list!

Johnny B. Truant encourages us to disobey. This is also one of my favorites.

Chris Guillebeau discusses fame versus community.

From Dumb Little Man: defining success on our own terms!

From Scoutie Girl... how to deal with your inner critic. This one is so relevant to me, it's almost scary.


I hope you enjoy the links! If you only have time to click on two of them this weekend, go for the eye candy. Seriously, Kinga and Nancy will knock your socks off. And of course, if you haven't already, sign up for Sequintastic September!

Thanks for reading, thanks for commenting, and have a sequintastic day!

19 comments:

  1. With so much going on you still managed to give us lots of great links to follow up. Thanks!!!

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    1. You're very welcome, Janet!

      I made it easy on myself by adding a new link or two ever week until the post was finished. :)

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  2. Good luck with the classes. I am off to check out the links
    Have a great weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! The classes are stressing me out, but at the same time, I'm having so much fun -- I'm a weirdo!

      I hope you enjoy the links!

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  3. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for sharing the links.
    Therese

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    1. Hey, Therese! You're very welcome! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. :)

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  4. Thank you so much, I so appreciate that you've shared my link -and I TOTALLY agree with you about Kinga's piece!!! Glorious!! :D

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    1. You're very welcome! It's such a gorgeous piece, and I love that it's mostly freeform.

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  5. Thank You so much for mentioning me! So very sweet of you. Thank You!

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    1. Aww, you're very welcome! I'm a huge fan of your work. <3

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  6. Thanks for the links, Sara. I've been slow in reading blogs lately, so I just found out about your Sequintastic September! I would love to join in. I have lots and lots of sequins from my sewing days. It'll give me an opportunity to use some of them again!

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    1. Maryanne, I'm so glad you're going to join us! I'm working on a post for next week showing a bunch of different ways sequins can be used -- sewing and jewelry projects included!

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  7. Enjoyed the links and must say how amazed I am over Kinga Nichols Fishies necklace - it is fantastic ! And Nancy Dales piece blew me away . . . all I can say is WOW !!!

    Your Sequintastic September blog hop sounds like fun but I must admit I've never used sequins for crafting, other than sewing sequin trim onto a garment for a bit of sparkle and bling ! And the last time I did that was for an angel costume that my daughter worn in a school Christmas pageant, she was about 6 then and she just turned 40 nine days ago. Yeah it's been a very long, long time. :D

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    1. Aren't they such incredible artists? Kinga has done some other sea-themed pieces that have completely blown my mind.

      I'm working on a post all about the many, many ways sequins can be used. Maybe you'll get some ideas. :)

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  8. Thank you for sharing these links !!!
    m.e. :)

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  9. What a wonderful surprise to come home from vacation and find my blog mentioned in yours! Thanks for the shout out. Looking forward to Sequintastic!

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    1. You're welcome! I love your take on selling pieces to people -- it makes sales seem less intimidating and impersonal and more fulfilling. <3

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