Recently inspired by the full moon on the 25th. Finally completed this cuff that I started last August for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Hop. This bead embroidered bracelet features a ceramic focal bead by my favorite ceramic bead artist, the talented jewelry designer Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy.)
The inspiration for the January Art Bead Scene Challenge is “Trellis by William Morris, 1862” You can read more biographical information about the artist and this design at ART BEAD SCENE. I love the color palette, especially the coral, rust and gold hues. Even though I think my final design is very simple, I … Continue reading
Seed beads of course. Third attempt at seed bead embroidery, with another seed beaded cuff bracelet. Brighter colors this time around. I can’t recall who said it, but someone likened it to painting, except the medium is beads. Allowing the pattern to wander and adding splashes of color here and there.
My second attempt at seed bead embroidery. I intended this piece to be a cuff bracelet, but the laws of physics did not allow that to happen. The cabs on it were too large to bend at the proper angles. So, as most designers know, flexibility is the key to creativity. Hence, with a few … Continue reading