So, because of the way the dates fall, sometimes I miss out my first Amuse the Muse post due to housekeeping – new challenge, challenge winners, new sponsors etc. All the stuff that needs to be posted right at the beginning of the month, whatever else is happening! Normally I just skip a week and join in with my themed shares and BeadBlogger Links the following week, but I’ve decided to jump in and get going today, and bring you a Thursday Muse post. Keeping you on your toes, eh?!
And what is this month’s Muse theme, I hear you ask……well, it’s kind of a loose one and definitely open to interpretation. I’ve gone with ‘tribal’ beads – but what tribal means to one person can be very different to what it means to another. Tribal-inspired is probably a better description. Here’s what it says to me – rustic, earthy, possibly colourful but earthy works too. Imperfect shapes and patterns, simplistic, rough-hewn, tactile and textural. What does tribal mean to you?
Here are a few art beads that caught my eye when I was searching for those with a tribal-inspired feel to them…
Something to do beads (Claire has just had a super update – hop over there quick!)
And now for the BeadBlogger Links. Have a great week…end!
Drop by and see all the Steampunk-inspired creations made by participants of the Amethyst Aether Special Challenge!
Connie’s been dog-sitting and watching TV and, of course, stitching. Read a brief review of her latest project and be sure to check out the free patterns page for a new addition.
Mermaids, fish, and starfish plus lots of wonderful glass beads make up this easy to assemble sea-themed necklace design.
Make a sweet dreams shadow box for new parents or for Mother’s Day. Include baby’s name and date of birth, a lullaby or poem.