Sunday, January 6, 2013

Show Me Sunday



 It's a new year and that always brings about new goals, resolutions, and changes.  This year, my plans are to explore new avenues for my bead business and to focus more on a jewelry and gift line.  To help me better pursue these new avenues, I will be leaving the weekly Show Me Sunday posts in the very capable and creative hands of Rebecca Anderson!  I know she will have lots of great links and stuff to show you!

Show me... 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!

Post your links in the comments here and Rebecca will select some of the links you leave on this post to highlight in another Show Me Sunday post. 

Here is what some of our beady friends have to show off this week: 


Looking for a way to collaborate with blogger friends? How about creating a jewelry collection? 




This was a woot of a trend in jewelry as well as home decor items during 2012. 




Beautiful colors and textures inspired by lovely peacocks form the theme of inspiration for this month's Art Bead Scene challenge. 




Cyndi is looking for bead artists to feature in 2013. Have some work you'd like to share? Come see how! 




A fun t-shirt yarn necklace is blue! 



Fun imagery and resin can result in fabulous pendants that will make you smile. 



Exploring peyote stitch, Andrew shares how he transformed inspiration into a pattern. 


6 comments:

Janet Bocciardi said...

Here are a few of my bird themed pieces:
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/HoneyFromTheBee/5052534/bird_necklace_-_out_on_a_limb_-_mixed_media_artisan_necklace/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/HoneyFromTheBee/5066421/bird_nest_necklace_-_lampwork_egg_tree_brown_and_turquoise/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/wire_wrapped

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/HoneyFromTheBee/3966029/Provencal_Dream_Lampwork_Bead_Bracelet_-_Cream_and_Montana_Blue/Jewelry/Bracelets/Gemstone

Thank you! Looking forward to this theme - love birds!

Janet Bocciardi said...

ah... didn't see "components" I put links for jewelry- so please delete that last comment!

Pepita said...

Hi, this is the link to my owl from polmer clay and svarowsky crystals: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepita_handmade/8229191235/in/photostream
Alenka

m.e. said...

Can't wait to see the bird beads!

I have a little bird toggle clasp
https://www.etsy.com/listing/103116949/handmade-bird-toggle-clasp-purple

also a wee seagull on my sunrise bead
https://www.etsy.com/listing/118573736/tropical-sunrise-focal-bead-pearl
m.e. :)

elise thomas said...

Ooo, bird beads! Definitely my thing :)Here are a few of mine:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/115444509/wholesale-boro-beads-lampwork-glass?ga_search_query=wholesale

https://www.etsy.com/listing/98012504/custom-bird-pendant-lampwork-bird-bead

https://www.etsy.com/listing/111327618/bird-bead-lampwork-beads-lampwork-glass

Jo said...

Here are a couple of my bird clasps - they are one of my favourite things to make!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112668045/oxidised-sterling-silver-dotty-lovebird

https://www.etsy.com/listing/112667570/oxidised-copper-hammered-and-curls

https://www.etsy.com/listing/79705624/oxidised-copper-lovebird-clasp