Complimentary Components

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

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4 Comment

  1. Ann Schroeder
    April 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

    This is a seriously fun post. I also love vintage beads in addition to art beads. And that rough black tourmaline is gorgeous. You've introduced me to some great new-to-me shops. Thanks!

  2. Kathy Lindemer
    April 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

    You found some great beads!

  3. TesoriTrovati
    April 17, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Super eclectic and fun mix of components! I have never heard of any of these shops. So now I am off to see what I can find! My bank account hates posts like this. 😉
    Enjoy the day. Erin

  4. Katherine Thompson
    April 17, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Maya Honey is one of my favorite shops!!

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