Friday, August 12, 2011

Featured Designer: Mary Ewell of Birch Bark Beads

Okay everyone, you are going to LOVE this!!

This week's featured designer, Mary Ewell, makes beads out of Birch Bark!! How amazing! You can find her work on her Etsy site.

In addition to making beads, Mary is also starting to make jewelry and suncatchers that incorporate birch bark beads.

Mary is from Alpena, Michigan (US) and mentioned she is currently preparing a fine art piece for the Northeast Michigan Artists Juried Exhibition. How exciting!

I love hearing about people who just walk out their front door to find inspiration and pieces of nature to turn into artwork. Here's a link to Mary's blog for even more pics and info! What a treat!

I am in awe!! What do you think?


Shirley said...

Thanks Lisa! I really respond to nature inspired items. Heading over to her site now....

Mary said...

Thank you so much for featuring my beads today!! :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

These are fantastic! Birch trees are my favorite tree and Mary has taken their beauty a step further. Thank you for introducing us to the artist.

m.e. said...

I have already added some of these great beads to my stash !!!
In fact I had to buy one of those new "Big Beads " this week !
They are Really Wonderful !!!!
I LOVE them!!!
m.e. :)

Shawna said...

These beads are genius! I moved away from Michigan (Bay City) 2 years ago, so these remind me of home. Love them.

Charlene said...

I'm so pleased to see you featuring Mary's beads. They are just plain gorgeous as are the trees they come from. She does a lovely job.

creativegoddess said...

Lovely beads. I'm headed over to see more! :)