Monday, September 15, 2014

Amuse Your Muse Monday - Autumnal Beads - with Rebecca of Songbead

Happy Monday everyone! Monday's are busy days with me, and especially after a weekend away - very welcome, but things certainly stack up for my return. Jewellery orders, bead orders, custom orders, magazine projects, Craftsy articles.....phew! So without further ado, it's on with the beads! 

My fellow editor Claire always manages to find new and unusual lovelies that I haven't seen before. I don't quite know how she does it....but thankfully, she is always happy to share her sources. Here are a some gorgeous leafy finds from Silvia Izkovich:

A beautiful, classic Autumnal amber. 

They would look really lovely paired with this leaf pendant which Claire also found, from Slate Studio Supplies:

I love the way the edges almost look burned - I'm sure there's a technical ceramic term for that effect, or possibly it's a glaze....whichever way, it's a beautiful, earthy piece.

You could finish off your design with just a bit of bright but still soft and Autumnal colour, with this beautiful enamel clasp from BeadSwedeSupplies. 
Love it's soft ombre-ness!

If you prefer your Autumnal colours a little brighter, then look no further than these awesome lampwork leaves from Tanya McGuire (also tracked down by Claire):

I thought they would go really well with these gorgeous rondelles from Heather:

I am a HUGE fan of the whole magenta and orange thing, and also of feathers, so these *really* work for me. 

And I think they'd look pretty sweeeeeet with this cute enamel clasp from BeadSwedeSupplies:

...don't you think?

 I'd love to see your Autumnal Art Bead finds and makes! Share your links in the comments below. 

And now for the BeadBlogger Links. Have a great week!

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, based in her country's capital, Edinburgh. 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


Carol Briody said...

Wow! That is a fabulous assortment of goodies!

Unknown said...

Definitely spectacular finds! Those glass leaves WOW! I can't wait to get to that site! So good of you to share your source s, thank you.

Shai Williams said...

What great finds! I am really glad that you added clasps from BeadSwede as I have been wanting some of her work but forgot the name of the shop.

Divya N said...

these are such delicious supplies

Unknown said...

Thank you Rebecca and Claire and others for sharing these stunning lampwork and other original beads and clasps and the links to their etsy shops and web-blogs. Awesome, original, and all works of art in their own right - a pleasure to own some.

TanyaMcGuire said...

What a fabulous collection of goodies.

Kristen said...

Thanks so much for including my components in ABS! Very exciting. I love Autumn colors so here's another link to some beads in Fall shades:

Thanks again,
Kristen from BeadSwedeSupplies