Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bead Bloggers

It is with great honor and a grateful attitude that I share my next big announcement; I have been invited to become a part of Bead Bloggers.

The Bead Bloggers is a group comprised of some of the most dynamic personalities in the jewelry how-to community today.  Members have taken their passion for creating, generously shared their knowledge through various means including book and magazine publications, blogging, charity and online instruction sites and banded together to form a powerful network of organizing and promoting what's new in the world of beading today.
Each week they compile a list of current blog links and share them with their readers (that'd be you I'm a talkin bout) so that nothing is missed and we are all kept up to date on the latest, greatest news involving our shared passion of beads, beading and jewelry making.
A part of me wants to claim;
"I have arrived." 
Another part wants to run and hide in the face of their various vast bodies of work. 
One thing is for certain, I need to get my act together.
I have always enjoyed other blogs and their scheduled postings based on themes, contests, challenges and inspiration. But my own blog has always been something of a hodge podge collection of random thoughts. No real path to travel along with me just sort of a eclectic meandering through my fickle tastes.
It has had to take the back burner to family, business and writing.
But since I have been blogging, I feel less alone. I have met and gotten to know some amazing people, all who have their own struggles and need to hear they are valued, cherished and sought after, as I do. Even if it is a quick "That's beautiful!" in a comment section.
I think that deserves devoted time.

I look forward to introducing each of it's members in the upcoming months.
My hope is that you too will be inspired, educated and fulfilled by the offerings from their immensely creative minds and hands.

A Bead a Day
Creating jewelry for special vacations can help you look forward to upcoming trips and keep the memories fresh afterwards.

Art Bead Scene
Beading Arts
Carmi's Art/Life World
Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
Earthenwood Studio Chronicals 
Katie's Beading Blog
Snap out of it, Jean, There's beading to be done!
Strands of Beads
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton


  1. That's so cool! Congratulations to you, and they are all the better for getting you on board! "Party like it's your birthday."

  2. Congratulations. What a wonderful journey you are on. Your post is very inspiring as your words say it so well. We all need to be validated. Happy creating...

  3. Congratulations, you arrived a long time ago. You are a very talented lady, I am so glad to be your bead soup partner, and looking forward to reading your posts and learning from you. Have a great week.

  4. Congratulations, Shannon! You go, girl!

  5. Congratulations :-) Just be yourself and I am sure you will do them proud. I have always enjoyed your varied content and your blog name speaks to me as someone who likes to try all kinds of crafts and mediums too. I will enjoy all the new blogs you have and will introduce us to.

  6. Congratualtions, what an honor!

  7. taking another step out of your comfort zone and growing all the way... shannon, this is wonderful - congratulations! your writing style and teaching are done is such an eloquent, accessible, authentic way - who wouldn't want you to be a part of their group?!

  8. Congratulations! regards Stefanie

  9. I think you will be doing most of the inspiring! Love your blog!

  10. Congrats to you! And you surely belong with this group. You have mad skillz and an impressive body of work. Enjoy the day! Erin

  11. Congratulations! You very much deserve to be on the hi-wire with the other big-time birds. Your blog is wonderful, so don't go thinking you aren't good enough missy! I read all kinds of blogs from the multi-published authors to the ones just starting out, and every single one of them at one or more stages has questioned what they do. It's a natural part of the artistic process. You're going to be fabulous.

  12. congratulations on this most recent achievement, you are certainly worthy.

    And don't change your style of blogging, I like the homely, welcoming and relaxed way you share your thoughts and your creativity.

    Onwards and upwards!!! Yah!!

  13. Congratulations are in order. What a great accomplishment, you deserve to be invited. Look forward to following this wonderful journey with you. Big hug, Riki

  14. we love you already
    jean xox


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