Monday, January 12, 2015

Amuse the Muse - Marsala Beads with Rebecca of Songbead

We are back with Marsala for this second week of January. What a dreary month this is. And for many of us here in the UK, it's tax return month.....gah! The less said about that, the better.....

One thing to cheer us through the chilly, wet and possibly even snowy depending on where you are this month of January (or sunny and beautiful, if you are lucky enough to be in the Southern Hemisphere right now) is looking towards the Spring and Summer and all the bright and cheerful colours that will reappear then. Pantone's Spring 2015 report is a good place to start, and I for one am definitely enjoying the soothing palette that they have produced this year. Here's this year's colours in a fun graphic I found on Pinterest:

Initially I thought they were a bit wishy-washy, but they are definitely growing on me. I can see some lovely palettes developing from these shades over the coming weeks and months. Heather has been playing around with the shades and here's one lovely bead set she's come up with so far: 

But for now, let's focus on the colour of the year, Marsala. Coleen shared a whole bunch of delicious Marsala finds:

Thank you so much for sharing Coleen! We love seeing what our readers discover - it's amazing just how many wonderful bead artists there are out there. 

And now for what I turned up. 

More from Orly Fuchs Galchen - but really, how could I resist sharing these? 

I hope you enjoyed this week's curation of Marsala beads - and remember to share your finds in the comments below. 

And now for the BeadBlogger Links - have a great week!

 Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer; currently living in Edinburgh, capital of her native land. 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


Linda - said...

I did enjoy them, and thankyou for including my rings Rebecca. Lots of inspiration there.


Jettabug said...

Thank you so much Rebecca for including my little bird bead in your marsala finds!! I am having a bit of trouble finding beads in this great color...I really love everything you have found. I found these gorgeous birds by ARETO Beads Jewellery:

BeadQueen87 said...

These are lovely and the colour is defiantly growing on me I can't wait to use your Marsala beads Rebecca x

Carol Briody said...

Yummy! They are are definitely growing on me, especially since I'm sooooo looking forward to Springtime!