Colliding Beads! Melanie’s Bead Collision

In the spirit of our current monthly challenge, When Beads Collide, which encourages the use of two or more art bead artists in one piece, I present my collision of beads for a future planned project. This grouping, seen above, has the works of 4 bead artists! I plan to make this bird themed necklace soon, and I have dipped into my stash of favorite feathery beads to make it happen.

The Collision: Here are the beadmakers shown:

#1 Anne Choi silver bead that says “be not forgetful to entertain strangers”

#2 Coliebug Beads toggle bar and pendant, which I may use as a clasp.

#3 Green Girl feather pendant in fine pewter

#4 My own beads, Earthenwood Studio porcelain charms
The Plan: I am imagining this necklace with the Anne Choi bead at the center, with dangles hanging down using the pewter Green Girl feather and the porcelain feathers. Maybe the bird charms too. I want the toggle to be at the side, off center. I am thinking of keeping the accent beads pretty simple, just black pewter, silver and maybe a little copper to counter the Coliebug coin shaped component. Of course, this is all in my imagination…things may change once I get working on it! Stay tuned, I hope to show the finished piece soon…

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2 Comment

  1. *melanie* earthenwood studio
    September 13, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    Oh, it’s funny that this was posted today because I woke up thinking of feathers and birds again. I have birds on the brain lately! I wish I could work on this today, but alas, other work awaits…

    I would love to see collisions from other deaigners!

  2. *melanie* earthenwood studio
    September 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    um, that’s “designers”. Obviously no coffee yet! And no spell check.

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