Sunday, January 13, 2013

Show Me Sunday with Rebecca Anderson of Songbeads

Hello! And welcome to my first Show Me Sunday - I've taken these over from Melanie over at Earthenwood Studio, who is focusing this year on her jewellery and gift lines. Wishing you loads of luck in pastures (sort of) new Melanie - I am sure 2013 is going to be a great year for your business. 

Melanie started us off for the year by asking you to 'Show Us Bird Beads'.

This month, we are looking for your finest feathery and bird themed handmade beads and jewelry components, to go along with our monthly art inspiration theme.  Show us your doves, ravens, peacocks, feathers...anything bird themed!

As anyone who is familiar with my work will contest, I am a bit of a bird bead fanatic, so I am really excited about what you are going to share with us this month. Some real beauties were left in the comments:


From top left, clockwise:


Thanks ladies for sharing these designs with us. Let's see some more for this forthcoming week! Have you been inspired to make any bird beads for this month's theme? Do you have a favourite bird bead or component designer? We'd love to hear about them! Leave your links in the comments below. 

I couldn't resist joining in with the fun and created this treasury to get the ball rolling.

'Handmade Bird Beads' by songbead

A selection of handmade bird beads from all over the etsy! One of my very favourite images to work with, captured here in many different media.


European Robin- polymer clay...
$11.00

beads...smile bead...bird be...
$14.90

SALE- Holiday bird duo- Hand...
$22.40

Handmade Bird Bead, Hand-pai...
$3.50

RUSTIC BIRDIE Bead Set - Han...
$12.00

Kerribeads Lampwork Carnelia...
$99.00

Sweet little bird finch lam...
$15.00

Ceramic Bird Beads - Set of ...
$24.00

Seagull Bird Beads, White Se...
$10.00

Bird bead. Handmade lampwork...
$20.00

Little Green and Orange Cera...
$6.00

Smaller Snowy Owl- Hedwig po...
$10.00

Rustic Bird bead and matchi...
$18.00

Bluebird- handmade ceramic b...
$19.50

Bluebird Troll bead, lampwor...
$9.90

Pottery Nest and Bird Bead S...
$20.00

(A few of these pretties may or may not have found their way into my etsy cart.....ahem.....)

And now some Bead Blogger links for you.

A Bead A Day 
Taking a winter vacation this year? If so, are you making special jewelry? Stop by A Bead A Day blog to see what Lisa's up to. 

About.com Jewelry Making 
This month's designer interview includes a talk with Eileen Bergen aka The Artful Crafter. She discusses her love of jewelry and all things crafting related. 

Beading Arts 
Cyndi shares a design for a really easy seed bead and wire bracelet! 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
The more Carmi experiments with t-shirt yarn, the better her projects get! 

Resin Crafts! 
After launching a brand new clay, Resin Crafts blog has thier first tutorial featuring it. 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's Beading to be done! 
Jean reviews the elegant and beautiful book, Crystal Jewelry Inspiration, compiled by Karin Van Voorhees 

Looking forward to seeing your inspiring links this week!

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com

17 comments:

m.e. said...

I LOVE these beadie birds!
Thank you very much for including my toggle .
m.e. :)

Kylie Parry Studios said...

awesome collection of birdies!

Julie said...

I love the collection of bird-y beads! Such a talented bunch of artists!

elise thomas said...

Wonderful picks! Thanks so much for including my bird beads :)

Rebecca said...

No problem! Your polymer work is always lovely :-)

Rebecca said...

Thanks Elise! Your glass birds are always beautiful.

Rebecca said...

You know someone snatched your birdies up before I could Kylie! They are always ABS (and Songbead!) favourites.

Rebecca said...

Aren't they just Julie?

Pepita said...

Thank you for including my owl :-D

Caron Michelle said...

What a sensational collection! Love them all!

Caron Michelle said...

I have just added a few more shops to my favourites - what a wonderful collection of birdy beads!

Caroline said...

What a fantastic collection! It's wonderful to see all the different interpretations of the subject! I love to make bird beads, here is one of my new designs... https://www.etsy.com/listing/119802702/deep-purple-bird-cage-ceramic-copper Looking forward to seeing more! x

Moose River Glass said...

I love creating birds and bird beads from glass (working on some felted ones too). You can see some of my work here... www.etsy.com/shop/simplycindy

I love your collection!

JeannieK said...

I'm crushin' on all the birdies. Here is a link to my doves
http://jkdjewelry.com/pucoso.html

Gale said...

I love Christi Anderson's PMC bird beads, like this one... http://www.etsy.com/listing/57920946/bird-bee-eater-charm-from-elemental. Such realistic detail!

Gale said...

I also love these that I've used from White Clover Kiln--https://www.etsy.com/listing/108891857/ceramic-bird-earrings-artisan-dangles.

Gale said...

Forgive me, but I have a bird fetish... This one's from Sandhra Lee.... https://www.etsy.com/listing/95036608/green-red-bead-necklace-ceramic-face.