Sunday, July 7, 2013

Show Me Sunday - Flora Beads with Rebecca of Songbead

Happy Sunday! It's a busy time of year for me, which you'll know if you've read my Studio Saturday post from yesterday. So it'll be short and sweet from me today! 

....which is very apt, if you consider the lovely piece of jewellery I'm sharing with you today.

Last week, 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. Monique of A Half-Baked Notion shared this juicy piece, featuring strawberry beads from Hazel of Continuum Designs. Good enough to eat! 

Thanks Monique for getting the ball rolling! I'd love to share YOUR design next week, featuring themed beads. Here's the skinny:

 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! 

Here are a few Flora beads that I found on etsy this week. 

Watermelon - Kylie Parry

Raspberries - Nikita551

Cilantro Berries - Mary Harding

Fennel - Bo Hulley

And now for the Bead Blogger links. Happy Sunday everyone! Jewelry Making 
Summer time means it is time for a silk and shell necklace tutorial. 

Art Bead Scene 
Check out this month's challenge piece! Picasso's Portrait of Olga in the armchair.

Beading Arts 
Cyndi is continuing Mixed Media Jewelry Month by sharing a resin and polymer clay bezel necklace! 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
This week Carmi will show you her preparations for Canada's Longest Charm Bracelet.

Resin Crafts Blog 
Ever wonder what an eraser might look like embedded in resin? You'll be pleasantly surprised! 

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! 
Andrew Thornton showcases the great designs of Diane Hawkey at Allegory Gallery, and hosts a competition which Jean wishes to enter. YOU can too! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton 
Andrew announces a writing contest hosted by Allegory Gallery in conjunction with the latest art exhibition by artist and jewelry component maker, Diane Hawkey. 

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


baymoondesign said...

Here is a link to my fun earrings featuring the beloved coffee bean in polymer clay.

Cynthia said...

My The Path Taken necklace features an acorn (food for squirrels!)

The Path Taken

Unknown said...

Thank you noticed in your article took my beads-Raspberries from polymer clay!