Sunday, March 3, 2013

Show Me Sunday - Flower Beads with Rebecca of Songbead

Happy Sunday, Art Bead Sceners! Here in the UK, it really is beginning to feel that Spring may be here, or at least just around the corner. The sun is out, and after a really busy week for me - a whole load of new beads in Curious, new jewellery designs for Songbead. Today, I am hoping to get out and about in the sunshine and enjoy it whilst it lasts.

This month we are looking for and asking you to share you handmade flower beads - very apt for the season. Last week, Elise Thomas shared some of her beautiful new lampwork flower bouquets - perfect just as they are, as well as for creating with.


I love these gorgeous colours together!

I came up with a treasury to get you started. Don't forget to share your favourite flower finds here in the comments too.

'Handmade Flower Beads' by thecuriousbeadshop


sakura flourish - cherry bl...
$16

Oxidised Copper Poppy Bangle...
$9.5

Flower Bead Caps- handmade c...
$14

Bronze Copper Flower Connect...
$16

Brown Stoneware Hibiscus Pen...
$10

Tri Flower Trumpet- Ocean Da...
$35

Rose Silhouette Beads (1) - ...
$1.5

Three Orange Handmade Lampwo...
$30

Enameled bronze pendant, flo...
$12

Flower Beads, Polymer Clay B...
$15

A Button Awakening- Handcast...
$3.99

Handmade glass headpin pair ...
$8

Pretty Poppy Buds - Lampwork...
$12

Copper Flower Burst Discs (1...
$12

Jewelry Supplies,Handmade, J...
$5.15

Handmade Glass Beads, Lampwo...
$44


And now for the Bead Bloggers:

A Bead A Day 
How do you approach a design when you only have an hour to select beads and create? Lisa shares her strategy and 1 hour project. 

About.com Jewelry Making 
Catch a mini-review of Cyndi Lavin's completed bead embroidery book, Some Assembly Required. 

Beading Arts 
Cyndi finished up her February piece for the 2013 Bead Journal Project! 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi organized a blog hop featuring eleven great artists/jewelers featuring fish leather. This is a link to the hop! 

Resin Crafts! 
Carmi demonstrates a faux soldering technique on glass pebbles! 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! 
Elizabeth Owens sent Jean an amazing collection of beads and materials for the BSBP...you are invited to come and not believe your eyes!!! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton 
Competing to win a $100 store credit, Andrew created a pair of earrings for a Design Challenge hosted by Nina Designs. Vote now and help pick the winner! 


Have a great Sunday everyone!

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.

7 comments:

m.e. said...

I had so much fun with last month's ABS challenge.
I decided to make more cheery blossom beads!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/124174910/flower-pendant-pink-cherry-blossom

elise thomas said...

Beautiful finds, Rebecca! They make me want to start creating something sunny :)

Jean said...

Rebecca, it is beadblogger jean. I have been enjoying your posts so much. xox

Gardanne said...

Thanks for including me Rebecca

CraftyHope said...

I do love me some flowery beads. This collection is beautiful. Thank you for sharing these with us.

Elaine said...

Thanks for the shout out Rebecca! Flower beads are near and dear to me.

Jeannie said...

TFS this beautiful flower collection Rebecca! Spring is in the air with the scent of flowers. Here are my Cherry Blossoms
http://jkdjewelry.com/reptilebeads.html