Friday, January 13, 2012

The Blue Bead Group

Here's the last grouping of pretty blue beads included in the Snowflake Design Challenge, yay!

It's been fun sharing all of these beads with you as I prepare to finish up the design that will be posted on Sunday. I can't wait!

For now, let's see what our bead blogger friends have been up to. They always seem to come up with something interesting and new to inspire!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!

Margot Potter, Swarovski, the incredible low down on the most fab event at Tucson this year! You must check this out!!! WOW! 

Resin Crafts!
Carmi has a two part series featuring resin on agate!

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie goes into her blog archives to share two pretty bird necklace inspiration pieces 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi declares 2012 as the Year of The Knot! 

Beading Arts
Do you struggle to add Swarovski rivolis to your bead embroidery? Cyndi has the solution for you in her brand new e-booklet, "Three Bezels Plus a Bonus"! 

Art Bead Scene
We giggle and chuckle along to the sexy bead humor of the new blog Beaded Laughter by Sylvie Lansdowne Jewelry Making
Don't you love rubies? But, they are pretty pricey unless you opt for sparkling ruby yarn. This necklace combines ruby yarn and black filigree components.


D'Elle said...

Love your blog. I'm new to beading and up to this point have been getting inspiration by looking at others designs. But now I would like to start designing my own creations. So questions for you:

Do you get your design inspiration from color, things you see in nature or what?

And do you use a jewelry design software,sketch yourdedign ideas on paper or just sit a group of beads out and play around with them until you find a design you like? Thanks!

Lacey said...

Your post title made me think of the Blue Man Group!! They were here locally a while back but I missed them. I think they'd be awesome to see. Anywho, I love the challenge beads you've shown!! I tried working up some Starry Night earrings out of the goodies I won, but failed miserably!! I'm going to have to give it another go after I get myself and everyone else in the house over whatever kind of ick my hubby has brought home to us!!