April 17, 2010

Spring Beads

In a little over a week, the movers will be here to pack up all my earthly belongings... and I won't see them for two months. So, I decided to make good use of the beading time I have left. I was inspired by spring and the beautiful weather it brings. I felt compelled to work with my hands... so I created a series of spring themed beads.

This is how my evening began... with tools and supplies strewn across the living room
table (I don't work at a desk or beading table... I prefer to sit on the floor and work at the coffee table). I had a picture in my head of what I wanted to see at the end... and I hoped I had the supplies needed to get there. After about 3 hours of work, I had a series of beads (okay, okay, there might not be enough beads to be considered a series, but I did create a few beads that I really like).

At the end of evening I actually had something to show for my work!!! The first few beads I created were inspired by flowers. I created two roses and a tropical flower (it isn't a specific kind of flower):

I also made a butterfly to go with the flowers:

After creating the flowers, I moved on to creating some more traditional beads. These are simply spherical beads with a scrollwork pattern on them. They are simple, but I still like them:

My final few beads were inspired by my favorite spring activity (OK, if I'm my honest, it's one of my favorite activities no matter what season it is), SCUBA diving. I made a couple of sea life beads:


Dawn Doucette said...

Hey Kell! Those are adorable! Love the roses, they look like real mini-roses. Beautiful! I've never dabbled in clay, but it sure looks fun! Good luck with the moving! :)

Beadativity said...

Thanks Dawn! I don't work in clay very often, but every now and then I feel inspired. Sometimes I have an idea and sometimes I just go where the clay takes me. This time, I've been coming up with ideas all week and just waiting until I had the time to implement them.

Kelly's Lucky You said...

What beautiful work!

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