First up: if you are going to be at The Tucson Bead Show, check out this video by Margot Potter that tells you all about the Create Your Style Swarovski Event:
"Join Swarovski Ambassador and Designing Diva Margot Potter on January 31st at the Create Your Style Design Challenge and Event. It's an 8-hour intensive design challenge, class and contest with fabulous prizes, sensational swag, and sparkling inspiration all leading to a champagne reception and award ceremony! Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and show us what you've got? Click here to find out more about the show and the event!"
Included in the prizes you can win at this event are copies of:
(To see beading tutorials from this book and designs I made using these techniques, pop on over to this earring tutorial.)
And now, onto crafty links:
Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi plays around with inkjet printer silk!
Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Learn how to make an origami bunny Easter garland.
Interested in knitting or crocheting for charity? Tammy invites you to join a new group of charity yarn crafters.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi has a cross over link so you can enter to win a kumihimo starter kit!
Aileen shows you how she created magic by turning an ordinary paper mache torso into a lamp that looks like patinated copper!
Taking the Bull by the Horns: Making Your Portfolio Work for You.