Sunday, July 14, 2013

Show Me Sunday - Flora Beads with Rebecca of Songbead

Happy Sunday, Art Bead Sceners! It's 11am here in the UK, and so I think the pair of earrings that I'm sharing here today are very apt.....

Two 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. Here are the other two designs that were shared on this food/flora theme. Take a minute to check out these lovely designs! Thanks so much for sharing, ladies. 

The Path Taken from Cynthia Deis (a free tute as well!)

Here's a tasty bead find of my own for this week......yum!

 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!

Beads and bugs...yup...that is the focus of this new book review. 

Check out Gaea's free Orbit Earrings tutorial here! 

Cyndi shares a tiny beaded art quilt that she finished recently. 

An old doll eye becomes a cool watchful brooch with resin clay. 

Jean is hosting a wonderful jewelry design book giveaway; Aimee Ray's Sweet and Simple Jewelry. Come and enter to win! 

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 the idea of coffe bean beads! Ornamentea's Necklace is beautiful. And the sweet cupcake pendant is just darling!
Thanks so much for sharing my piece as well.

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

What a nice variety of styles, Rebecca!

Cindy said...

What a great idea for community posts. Love your cute coffee bean earrings -they're really right up my alley!

Sharyl said...

What a sweet cupcake pun intended! :-)

elise thomas said...

How fun! How about flowers and leaves?

Julie @ JulieCreates said...

I'm commenting just to say I LOVE reading/looking at all of your articles ;) Thanks.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Love that little cupcake!

Here's a link to a blog post where I created a necklace with one of Jade Scott's cute resin carrot pendants. There's also a shell pearl that makes me think carrots and peas!