In the spirit of our current monthly challenge, When Beads Collide, which encourages the use of two or more art bead artists in one piece, I present my collision of beads for a future planned project. This grouping, seen above, has the works of 4 bead artists! I plan to make this bird themed necklace soon, and I have dipped into my stash of favorite feathery beads to make it happen.
The Collision: Here are the beadmakers shown:
#1 Anne Choi silver bead that says "be not forgetful to entertain strangers"
#2 Coliebug Beads toggle bar and pendant, which I may use as a clasp.
#3 Green Girl feather pendant in fine pewter
#4 My own beads, Earthenwood Studio porcelain charms
The Plan: I am imagining this necklace with the Anne Choi bead at the center, with dangles hanging down using the pewter Green Girl feather and the porcelain feathers. Maybe the bird charms too. I want the toggle to be at the side, off center. I am thinking of keeping the accent beads pretty simple, just black pewter, silver and maybe a little copper to counter the Coliebug coin shaped component. Of course, this is all in my imagination...things may change once I get working on it! Stay tuned, I hope to show the finished piece soon...