Friday, September 7, 2007

Bead Scoop - Ginkgo Leaves

Inspiration for the day - ginkgo leaves!

Sterling silver ginkgo leaf from Dava Bead and Trade

Ginkgo pendant from BlockPartyPress


Raku pendants from Emerald Beads with Rama


Incredible beaded ginkgo leaves from Diane Fitzgerald.

Staying power - a ginkgo tree can live up to 1000 years and is a symbol for longevity.

10 comments:

*melanie* earthenwood studio said...

Oh I love Ginkgo leaves! They are so beautiful! And these are wonderful beady examples of them!

Denise said...

Those beads are gorgeous and of course, so is Diane Fitzgeralds piece.

Joy said...

Love love love Rama's raku! You can find her on ebay under rakubeadgirl. She has lovely sets of little ginkgo leaves that are just darling.

Now I'm off to check out the other leaves you've enticed me with.

Fab Fibers said...

Ginkgos are my favorite leaves too. I love the shape of them. For years I would look for the ginkgo tree whenever we traveled. Then I made a new friend in Richland and one day while I was at her house I looked at the tree planted in her front yard. Low and behold it was a gingko! Who would have thought? So I gathered and pressed leaves last fall. Special tree and special friend...
Rosanne

Heather Powers said...

thanks for the tip joy. i looked and her shop on ebay was empty. I love those raku leaves!

Here is a flickr page that I made with photos of ginkgo leaves for more inspiration:
http://flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1344551356&size=o

Bead-Mused said...

What a great article. Thanks for all the links!

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh! Green Girl Studios also has a silver ginkgo leave charm.

Heather Powers said...

Andrew - where? I would love to see them! It's not on the website, is it?

-Heather

Jean said...

I was going to mention that Andrew! I love that bead of yours! Also, Lisa Kan's rock! she is a superb artist. all of these are amazing!

Joy said...

Oh man, I'm so bummed, the Rama shop is empty now! It wasn't last week. Seems she's shut things down there...maybe she's movin' to Etsy?

I'm glad I stocked up when I did!