Thursday, May 28, 2009

Seaworthy Beads!

I don't know about you, but with June just a few days away I'm ready to pack my beads and head to the beach. Unfortunately I will have to wait a bit longer before I'm walking on any sandy shores, in the meantime here are some of my favorite sea-inspired picks from Etsy.

Come on in, the water's fine! Let's jump in with SeaUrchin's Deep Ocean Pool pendant. I have a few of her beads and they are divine!

Tap into that inner mermaid with MamacitaBeadworks' Seaweed Pendant.

Feeling barnacle-y? I love SummerStudio's Sea Things Pendant.

This stoneware pendant from ArtisanClay reminds me dried sea salts, argh matey!

Ocean blue lampwork glass beads from HMB Studios looks like they were plucked straight from the deep blue sea.

Add in a few faux sea glass beads from KelleysBeads.

Who doesn't love a mythic sea creature? This metal Horse Play charm is from Hint.

And finally, my knobby urchin because every time I make one I feel like I'm at the ocean!


Marsha Neal Studio said...

Beautiful Selection! Now if only the cool ocean breeze could come up this way and get rid of the humidity... ahhh...

At least sitting in the AC looking at these beads makes me feel like I'm at the beach finding treasures! Thanks for sharing!!!

Jeannie said...

Heather, all of them are sensational! I have a favorite, but will keep it all to myself.
MMMMMMMMMMMMM, I wonder if we could use any one of these in the next challenge????? Any clues???
Creatively yours, jeannie

TesoriTrovati said...

Great inspiration Heather! (Psst...I think your urchins are the best! No way that is just clay!) I do think that barnacle-y one is faboo...will go check these out!
Enjoy the day!

SummersStudio said...

Wow, what a surprise. Thanks for the mention! And what fine company too.

Rosanne said...

I just pulled your knobby urchin out of the box to see what it was gonna say to me! I just love this time of year. Great pick of beads.

Sophie said...

love the theme! i love working with mixed materials in my work. i find pearls and clay beads look great together. especially clustered with some oxidized silver beads, like this one:

Candace said...

This is a perfect little post. Thanks for sharing these lovelies with us all!

Candace in Athens.

sharon said...

Your looking good LeAnn!!

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Those are awesome beads! Great choices!

Artisan Clay said...

WOW! Thanks so much for including my Stoneware clay and Recycled glass Donut with all these goodies!

Those faux sea glass beads look like they are glowing!

It will be a while before I can make a beach trip as well. I quess I will just have to find a pool to jump in instead.

Alice said...

No beaches here--just humidity! So I'll just have to be satisfied with gazing at these lovely beachy beads.

They're all wonderful--thanks for sharing these treasures!


Jan Townsend said...

Heather, I am so glad to have 'met' you via the Art Bead Scene and also Etsy. You have moved to the top of my list for unique items.....last time I ordered something from you, you included a small sea dollar if I just had two of those.....when is my next payday??????
Jan T. Havana/Tallahassee, FL