Back in January, I posted about how I use smaller art beads in my jewelry. I thought you might like see how to go about pulling together a palette of art beads, so I created some photo collages for your viewing pleasure today! Have fun!
In this case, I was inspired by the Moonlit Ocean Waves pendant, by Jenny Davies-Reazor, so I went looking for more beads to both accent the pendant, and play off the theme of moon, night sky, and sea.
It’s no secret that I love the Steampunk movement – the juxtaposition of so many materials, textures, and themes sometimes makes it difficult to design though. With this collection I am inspired by gears and cogs, keys and ornate escutcheons, bronze and copper. Wouldn’t these pieces be fun to design with?
With this collection, I was inspired by the color palette of Jen’s Victorian Summer lampwork glass headpins. This palette falls WAY outside of my color comfort zone, but I still find it appealing!
This collection is inspired by Rebekah’s little horse beads, and the colors and sights that one might encounter on a dusty trail ride.
My Creative Muse
I have one of Jenny’s CREATE amulets, very similar to this one, and I’ve always wanted to make myself a necklace that attracts my creative muse. Surely beads this lovely will do that, right?
Our own Linda Landig
is also a pro at combining multiple small art beads and components into one fabulous piece of jewelry. Just look at these!
I hope all of this collective eye candy inspires you to dig through your stash of smaller art beads and start using them in your work! We would love to see what you make!