Sunday, July 21, 2013

Show Me Sunday - Flora beads with Rebecca of Songbead

Happy Sunday, Art Bead Sceners. It's the start of a hugely busy 5 1/2 weeks of my life this weekend - buckle up and sit tight, wish me luck with my busy ride! Craft fairs, singing performances in London and the Lake District, more craft fairs......phew! I'm already tired, and I'm only 1.5 days in......

To keep my energy up, I'll have to make sure I eat plenty of veggies.....not a problem here, with this cute necklace that Sarajo Wentling has shared with us, featuring one of Jade Scott's gorgeous carrot pendants! Love it. Thank you sharing, Sarajo!

Elise Thomas also shared this lovely bouquet of lampwork flowers. Too sweet! Hop over to check them out if you have a minute. You won't be disappointed!

Three weeks ago, I announced that we are changing up Show Me Sundays just a little - we don't just want you to share art beads on a theme, but also a piece of jewellery you have created with art beads upon the theme of the month. 

And to go along with Jade Scott's copper and resin carrot, here's another one that I found on etsy.....lampwork glass this time, from Belvedere. 

 So remember.....this week, I'd like you to share not only handmade beads, but also items of jewellery that YOU have created using art beads that fit the theme. I will select one item of jewellery to share, along with the art beads. You can share a blog link, an etsy link, a flickr link.....whatever works for you! NB The jewellery MUST contain art beads that fit the theme.........there's your challenge for the week! They can be your art beads or another's - they've just got to be in there!
The theme for this month is food, but I'd like to expand on this. Things that grow in the earth. Flora, rather than Fauna, if you get my meaning! So food stuffs, but also plants, wildlife.....let's push the envelope with this one. 

So get looking for your jewellery featuring food-y or plantlife art beads! As well as any beads you spy out there. It's good to share!

And here are the Bead Blogger Links. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

There's nothing like creating a piece of jewelry to remember a special trip. Check out Lisa's balloon show ankle bracelet. 

Tammy takes a look at yet another new jewelry book. This one is all about metal jewelry making. 

Fabric beads plus wire beads equals the start of a new mixed media necklace you can make! 

Charlene shops for beads and wonders, did she buy enough? 

My exotic felted collar was featured on the Cousin blog. Here is how I made it. 

When you learn how easy it is to make pendants with transfer paper you won't be able to stop 

Jean shares a super informative and fun article on peyote stitch by Jennifer VanBenschoten of Beading Daily! 

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


Alice said...

I love Sarajo's necklace with the sweet beads and Jade Scott's amazing carrot pendant. And Elsie's lampwork bouquet is darling!

Thanks for sharing, and good luck with all you have on your plate these coming weeks!

Sarajo Wentling said...

Thanks for sharing my necklace, Rebecca! I look forward to seeing what beads are shared each "Show me Sunday" and have been introduced to so many great artists through this blog.