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From Inspiration to Bead

Like most creative people I rarely go anywhere without a camera, whether its the one on my phone or my canon, its basically an extension of me. I love taking snaps of colour combinations that inspire me, it might be a cushion in a shop, or a garden full of flowers. I have a long time obsession with things in a state of decay, rusted and patina’d with age and love to translate these into glass, recently I made some hollow beads and attempted some verdigris patterns on them.

This is my inspiration photo:

These are the beads that I made, I love the textures on these, and the variegation of colour. 
Because these beads are hollow I have been able to make them larger without the worry of them being too heavy. 
I think these beads would look lovely with one of these stunning birds from Heather at Humblebeads 
I love the industrial feel of these clasps from Rebecca at The Curious Bead Shop, I think they would go with the rustic feel of the beads brilliantly. 
What would you couple them with?

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  1. Reply
    Katherine Thompson
    April 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    I would definitely use these up! I have meaning to get those clasps too. I probably go off of the burgundy and pinks I have some poly beads that I made and the turquoise well I can play with your colors all day long!
    Raku beads would go wonderfully with them.

  2. Reply
    Katherine Thompson
    April 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    where can I get these???

  3. Reply
    Terri Del Signore
    April 19, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Those beads are gorgeous!! And hollow? Really!!?? Just wow!!

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