Monday, July 20, 2015

Amuse the Muse - Ocean-Inspired Beads - with Rebecca of Songbead

Hello all! We're continuing on with the Ocean-Inspired beads for this month, and I have a great line up for you today! Why? Well, because it's The Art Bead Scene does Ocean-Inspired for this week! Including all of our fantastic new contributors - just wait til you see the deliciousness below!

Heather Powers - Humblebeads (back from vacation next week!) Oh the texture! The colour! Take me down to the sea immediately. 
Mary Harding - Mary Harding Jewelry 
I love, love LOVE how this looks like it's been dug up on a windswept beach. And just look at those colours! 

Ok, I struggled a bit to get something handmade that would fit in with this theme (although I do have these awesome pressed glass fossil beads here) - but wouldn't these colours fit in pretty awesomely with any ocean-themed project? 

These gorgeous charms are from one of our fantastic new contributors. Just delightful - so dainty. Perfect for some sweet earrings!

Seriously - how cool is this? I would love to see this made up into a piece of jewellery - I can imagine a wonderful bracelet featuring this wee guy. 

 A classic pendant from Erin. I'll say it again - look at the colours! The texture! Swoon!

 These are pretty amazing - similar to Mary's pendant to me, they look like something that's been discovered on a deserted beach. Perfect!

Another of our amazing new contributors - Julie's work is so beautiful! These are perfectly sea-kissed beads! (And yep - the colours, the textures - you get the idea!)

These really do look like they could have been tumbled by the ocean for years. I love how that gives the beads a sense of timelessness, and hints at the story beneath the surface. 

And the third of our wonderful new contributors Heather - certainly no stranger to me and my jewellery! I love how Heather's use of words creates such a direct connection between jewellery and wearer. 

Just look at the smooth, dappled texture on Heather's pendants - so tactile. They seem almost to have been aged by the sea itself, not unlike Julie's beads above!

These are the perfect little triptych. What would you do with these? I don't think I could bear to break them up, do you?  

Our beaches here in the Uk are beautiful, but a far cry from some of those where perhaps we imagine the perfect beachy holiday! Wild, rugged and windswept - Claire's charms perfectly capture the cool, sun-bleached skies and the rustic, rocky coastline. 

 And last but not least, these fun and colourful (you know me and colour!) vintage sundress charms. Well, everyone's got to wear something at the beach, haven't they?!

And what trip to the beach isn't complete without an ice cream cone......Slurp!

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

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer; currently living in the capital city of 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


Firefly Design Studio said...

I am always inspired by beachy beads, and I love each one featured!

Mary Harding said...

Today is a perfect beach day here in Northern New York and each of these beautiful selections are piquing my wanderlust for a trip to the ocean. Love them all!!

Unknown said...

Such talent! I feel priveleged to be a part of all of this. I am thrilled about our new people too!

Claire Lockwood said...

What a lovely round up! Thank you, Rebecca!