Thursday, March 27, 2014

Art Bead Palette :: BombPop

Barolo & Peaches

Mad for Mid Mod

5 Tyvek Girls on Bikes

I was browsing Etsy for this month's Art Bead Palette post and my eye caught the most unusual looking beads from Carol Ann's shop, BombPop. The textures (and colors, naturally) grabbed me, and the more I looked at them, the more curious I became. These were fascinating!

Turns out, they're made from a synthetic fabric called Tyvek, and the way Carol Ann has created them, they look like either smooth barrels or an explosion of flower petals. Aren't they fabulous?

You can see more Tyvek beads here, and all of Carol Ann's shop here.


6 comments:

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Wow, these are a very cool variation on fibre beads, Brandi :) Love the colour inspiration!

Gaea said...

Thay are fabulous and made by a fabulous person! I've been lucky enough to have a stash of her beautiful beads! They are so light but durable! Love Carol Ann!

Norbel Marolla said...

I am so glad to see you have noticed Carol Ann's Tyvek Beads. I think they are some of the coolest new technique beads I've seen in a long time. The first necklace and earring set I made with them just sold today, so it's great to see that they are appealing to jewelry buyers, as well. Thanks for the always great info and finds.

Claire Lockwood said...

Wow! Thanks for the introduction to these fabulous beads!

Ema Kilroy said...

Wow! I love the upcycled nature of these beads. Of course th pop of color is cool. You've created some inspiring palettes!

Rebecca said...

Wow! These are so cool! Very different, in an excellent way.