Friday, September 11, 2009

Featured Designer: Libeado

Happy Friday Night!! I was just thinking about today's featured designer and trying to remember how I came across her blog. Once you start blog-hopping it's difficult to know how you found yourself on a particular blog AND how so much time could have passed in the process!!

The song from my Time/Life Flower Power set of CD's called, "Does anybody really know what time it is?", came to mind. Yes, even though it's been a while since I rambled on about it here, I'm still hooked on this set of CD's and consider it one of the best purchases of my lifetime! :)

Here are a few lyrics from that particular song in case you need a reminder: "As I was walking down the street one day.....A man came up to me and asked me what the time was that was on my watch, yeah, ..... And I said
Does anybody really know what time it is.....I don't....Does anybody really care.....If so I can't imagine why.....about time......We've all got time enough to cry"
Today's featured designer is Libeado! I love the definition she has given this name in her blog header: "Def.- all of the instinctual energies and desires derived from beads"

Very clever...and hold on to your hat, these pieces are amazing! The first one I noticed was this brightly colored and super-cool "Coral Explosion" bracelet. WOW! The colors are wonderful and perfect!

Then I scrolled down and found this cool piece with the bezel holding a sparkly swarovski rivoli! I have a thing for rivoli's and was wishing I knew how to use this technique!

Are you ready for over the top sparkle? THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I imagine in real life the sparkle on this piece is amazing!
The good thing is, you don't really have to pick a favorite! I am so glad to have the opportunity to see such beautiful beadwork and creativity!!
The designer responsible for this work is actually Gretchen Coats of Saginaw, Michigan. You can check out Gretchen's blog or take a peek at her Etsy site for more inspiring designs.

Thanks a million Gretchen for allowing us to be wowed by your work!

8 comments:

Duchess of Tea said...

Simply divine. Darling, have a lovely weekend.

Love, Hugs & Tea
Duchess ♥♥♥

flyingbeader said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for posting her links.
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Liu said...

Welcome to my blog (http://lianginbead.spaces.live.com/) to see my new works of beads.
Liang-In Liu from Taiwan

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Lovely!

D's Poetry said...

Beautiful, Gorgeous, Sublime, Divine!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Beautiful pieces each in their own way!
Cheers

Beadwoman3 said...

Thanks so much for all the lovely compliments! I really enjoy beading, and cant get enough of the seed beads. I just listen to the beads, and they tell me what they want to do!
Gretchen

Little Glory said...

Wooooooooow...Very nice work!