Monday, July 29, 2013

Show Me Monday - Flora Beads - with Rebecca of Songbead and The Curious Bead Shop

Happy Sunday - oops! Monday! Art Bead Sceners. Better late than never.....

This week is the last of our flora/food bead theme....and so we need a new theme for next month! For August, I'd like you to show me beads depicting people/faces etc. I'm not quite sure what you'd call that  concisely....

This week, I found these very cute lampwork beads on etsy.

But nobody shared any of their jewellery! Come on guys - we want to feature you, here on the blog! ;-)

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. And if you haven't any jewellery to fit the theme - why not take this opportunity to make some? Faces, dolls - even hands, legs, arms, if you have any beads depicting these! 

And here are the Bead Blogger Links. Enjoy the week!

Great news from the Cousin Corporation! Five new jewelry making ambassadors have been announced! 

Catch up on a few new book reviews, one sweet and one artistic. 

Check out this week's featured designer of the week - Tres Jolie Designs by Sue - and the stunning necklace which caught Erin's eye!

Cyndi shares all the finishing touches on her new mixed media necklace tutorial! 

Jean reviews Stitch Workshop, Herringbone Stitch, basic techniques, advanced results, and is thrilled to further aquaint herself with this fabulous stitch, also known as Ndebele! 

Using lovely pink beads, Andrew creates a fun, sparkly bracelet! 

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


Saraccino said...

Ah, okay, you got me now... but how will doll parts fit in the challenge? :)

baymoondesign said...

Here is a link to a pair of earrings that I made and are listed in my Etsy shop. The ceramics are made by an SRA artist.

Rebecca said...

Saraccino - doll parts will fit perfectly! I can't wait to see your jewellery!

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for your link, Kathy - gorgeous earrings! We are onto people beads now, I would love to see anything you have on that theme :-)

Saraccino said...

It was the perfect choice for me. Sometimes inspirations and life go together perfectly. Here is my necklace I made with a bead / doll head / tentacle medusa... the last week :)