Friday, June 27, 2008

The Trendy Bead - Earthy Owls

The Trendy Bead is a bi-monthly feature pairing up my favorite art beads with some fun Etsy finds.

This week it's back to the woods campers as we take a look at some fashionable owls and their compliments. I'm seeing owls everywhere and not only are they adorable and in a wide range of styles, they are the perfect talisman for those who seek wisdom. Are you a Ms. Green Bead? As we become more environmentally friendly, you'll find an increase in trends giving a nod to nature and materials that give homage to the planet, including beads made from more natural materials and recycled goods.

First up we have some artsy owls in a hand painted pendant by PrimOriginals. I'd pair these up with dreamy blue vintage glass from AngryNoodle and these funky little bungee cord beads by DancingStarBeads.


Let's do some serious nesting with yet another hand painted owl pendant, this one is from
Binding Twine. And wouldn't this twig button from Creative Impressions in Clay be the perfect toggle clasp? I'd add in a little color with this collection of czech glass rondells from ZoeAndBruno.


Here we have a woodsy owl with green fluted glass beads from
ZoeAndBruno, paired with some awesome wood beads by EandEBungalow. They are on vacation, but bookmark their shop and run back after July 6th. Yep, I'd match these up with my barn owl with lots of my favorite brass chain. In fact, the longer the necklace the better this summer.

A modern owl for a modern girl. Start with Cindy Gimbrone's Bling Links and a quirky silver Night Owl pendant from MarMar. I'd toss in some of these glass rondells from BlueWaterStudio for a splash of color.

Go green! Green Girl Studios offers this whimsical owl pendant. Check out these beads made from the nut of the salwag palm tree offered by Terrestrial. Tie them together with some words of wisdom with Textured Message Sticks by Earthenwood Studios. You can order them in many different colors and phrases. We love jewelry that tells a story!

Speaking of stories, don't forget to leave a comment to last Studio Saturday's post to win one of Melissa Lee's word charms! And only 3 more days to enter our monthly challenge, someone will win an autographed copy of Lisa Kan's book, Bead Romantique and 2 strands of pearls.

7 comments:

Lorelei said...

Did you write this post just for me Heather? you must have, since I'm always and forever, the biggest fan of owls EVER! :)
Great bead tips. I'm totally ordering some stuff- YOU are a bad influence. I love Terrestrial. AWESOME!

Thanks!

LampworkDiva said...

YAY! It's the Trendy Bead! I love love love these posts, Heather! OOooo that quirky owl with my bling links is a good choice - afterall my friends do call me quirky!

Cindy

Creative Art and Soul said...

WOW! Thank you so much for featuring my salwag beads from my Terrestrial shop in your daily bead blog! I truly appreciate it! Everything else you've featured is wonderful...I love how you put it all together. Gorgeous! I'm definitely a fan!
Cheers to you!
Kris

Terrestrial
http://terrestrial.etsy.com

Creative Art and Soul
http://creativeartandsoul.com

Fiona Whitehead said...

Hi - you might be interested in our new challenge blog thisthursday.wordpress.com which is featuring beads this week and there are some fabulous beads up for grabs. Thanks

LampworkDiva said...

Oooo! A challenge with beads attached?! Cool! Thanks for leaving "the scoop" for us here at ABS, Fiona!

Bead On!!
Cindy

Lori Anderson Designs said...

THANK YOU for this article! I bought tonight at several of the stores!

Barbe Saint John aka Saints & Sinners® said...

What a gorgeous list! I'm not an "owl" person but I DOOOOO love that twig bead! OHHHHH! Oh I wish I could do ceramics too!

Must see if that one is still available and snag it.