I’m always fascinated to see what other supplies designers mix in with their art beads. Today I thought I’d share the finds I made as I search for supplementary materials to use with your art beads when designing for this month’s challenge. I have some standard materials that I reach for: czech glass is usually at hand. I get a lot from fellow editor, Rebecca’s shop.
When I did my regular Etsy picks post earlier in the month, I struggled to find suitable monkey beads. Fortunately there are lots of cool vintage monkeys around the place.
I love vintage components nearly as much as I love art beads. Well, I might even love them both the same.
So cute in earrings! And look at these beauties:
How about some gemstones…
This black tourmaline has some edge to it; maybe you’re more taken with the gauzy butterflies and dragonflies in Kahlo’s painting.
And finally, a little more Czech glass:
Bye for now, Claire