I’m filling in for Rebecca today while she deals with some poorly family members. I’m sure you’ll join me in sending the best of wishes to them and hoping that all will be well very soon. I love Rebecca’s Monday posts and it’s nice to have the opportunity to stand in this once. And I’m delighted that the theme this month is ceramic beads because I’ve just started making my own and I’m loving it! Also, some of my very favourite art beads are ceramic. For this post, I did plan only to share beads that are ‘new’ to me, made by artists from whom I’ve never bought. Then I realised that I may be some time trying to track down enough for a good sized post. Perhaps that’s because I’ve bought from quite a lot of bead makers! So, I’m going to go with a bit of both – some new, and some old favourites!
First up, Balela Ceramics. I’ve been eyeing up their beautiful crisp white, delicately decorated porcelain beads for an age. I really must order some soon.
***Rebecca, popping by with the Beadblogger Links! Thanks so much to Claire for stepping in for me at the last minute. Family members healing up at various rates!***
Creative collaboration helps raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause.
Andrew participated in the Beads of Courage Design Challenge. Check out pictures from the Bead&Button Show and see images of his finished piece.
How to Make a Page Map Card Unique to You
Page maps, layouts, or sketches – whatever you call them – are a great way to: 1. Learn basic design principles; 2. Come up with a quick design on the spur of the moment; and 3. Observe how other artists interpret the sketch – honestly, no two are ever alike.
Art Bead Scene
Check out Kylie Parry’s beautiful post on summer inspiration!