Allegory Gallery, Andrew Thornton, autism jewelry, Beading Arts, Blythe dolls, Dana Swisher, Eleanor & Park, Inspired by Reading Book Club, Rainbow Rowell, surfer jewelry, Tammy Powley, Tapping Flamingo, Tapping Flamingo Bling, The Crafty Princess Diaries
Here is the next installment of my new feature, weekly maker blogs! First up is Tapping Flamingo where Terry talks about the evolution of the cute surfer bracelets in her Tapping Flamingo Bling etsy shop and how they support people with autism.
Next, on The Crafty Princess Diaries, Tammy shares how important details are when crafting, especially on a small scale, like her Blythe Doll dress. You can also get a bit of an understanding of the breadth of her crafting if you watch the short video where she briefly mentions quilting, shows a finished crochet project, and shares more dolls and handmade doll clothing.
On Beading Arts, Cyndi shows a gorgeous beaded Russian spiral rope project that she calls “quick.” I couldn’t do that in a million years! But, with her skill, it is a nice project to have for a busy summer. I love the colors!
On The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton, Andrew features his make for the Inspired by Reading Book Club. This month, they read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. I love what Andrew made, and the author herself stopped by to take a look! Andrew ended up making a necklace version to sell for a charity of the author’s choice, and I just had to stop mid-blog writing to buy one for myself!
Over on the Allegory Gallery blog, they are sharing some of their latest offerings in their still new online store, including handmade pendants by artist Andrew Thornton and whimsical ceramic face beads by Dana Swisher. I can attest to the beauty of the work of these artists because I own some from each of them. These long bails offer so many options to customize the pendants – hanging more charms from it, wire or fiber wrapping, etc. Get creative!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this. For me, when it comes to blogs, more is more!