Show Me Sunday with Rebecca Anderson of Songbeads

Hello! And welcome to my first Show Me Sunday – I’ve taken these over from Melanie over at Earthenwood Studio, who is focusing this year on her jewellery and gift lines. Wishing you loads of luck in pastures (sort of) new Melanie – I am sure 2013 is going to be a great year for your business. 
Melanie started us off for the year by asking you to ‘Show Us Bird Beads’.
This month, we are looking for your finest feathery and bird themed handmade beads and jewelry components, to go along with our monthly art inspiration theme.  Show us your doves, ravens, peacocks, feathers…anything bird themed!

As anyone who is familiar with my work will contest, I am a bit of a bird bead fanatic, so I am really excited about what you are going to share with us this month. Some real beauties were left in the comments:
From top left, clockwise:
Thanks ladies for sharing these designs with us. Let’s see some more for this forthcoming week! Have you been inspired to make any bird beads for this month’s theme? Do you have a favourite bird bead or component designer? We’d love to hear about them! Leave your links in the comments below. 
I couldn’t resist joining in with the fun and created this treasury to get the ball rolling.

‘Handmade Bird Beads’ by songbead

A selection of handmade bird beads from all over the etsy! One of my very favourite images to work with, captured here in many different media.

European Robin- polymer clay…


beads…smile bead…bird be…


SALE- Holiday bird duo- Hand…


Handmade Bird Bead, Hand-pai…




Kerribeads Lampwork Carnelia…


Sweet little bird finch lam…


Ceramic Bird Beads – Set of …


Seagull Bird Beads, White Se…


Bird bead. Handmade lampwork…


Little Green and Orange Cera…


Smaller Snowy Owl- Hedwig po…


Rustic Bird bead and matchi…


Bluebird- handmade ceramic b…


Bluebird Troll bead, lampwor…


Pottery Nest and Bird Bead S…

(A few of these pretties may or may not have found their way into my etsy cart…..ahem…..)
And now some Bead Blogger links for you.
A Bead A Day 
Taking a winter vacation this year? If so, are you making special jewelry? Stop by A Bead A Day blog to see what Lisa’s up to. 
About.com Jewelry Making 
This month’s designer interview includes a talk with Eileen Bergen aka The Artful Crafter. She discusses her love of jewelry and all things crafting related. 
Beading Arts 
Cyndi shares a design for a really easy seed bead and wire bracelet! 
Carmi’s Art/Life World 
The more Carmi experiments with t-shirt yarn, the better her projects get! 
Resin Crafts! 
After launching a brand new clay, Resin Crafts blog has thier first tutorial featuring it. 
Snap out of it, Jean! There’s Beading to be done! 
Jean reviews the elegant and beautiful book, Crystal Jewelry Inspiration, compiled by Karin Van Voorhees 
Looking forward to seeing your inspiring links this week!
Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com

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17 Comment

  1. m.e.
    January 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I LOVE these beadie birds!
    Thank you very much for including my toggle .
    m.e. 🙂

    1. Rebecca
      January 14, 2013 at 8:55 am

      No problem! Your polymer work is always lovely 🙂

  2. Kylie Parry Studios
    January 13, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    awesome collection of birdies!

    1. Rebecca
      January 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      You know someone snatched your birdies up before I could Kylie! They are always ABS (and Songbead!) favourites.

  3. Julie
    January 14, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I love the collection of bird-y beads! Such a talented bunch of artists!

    1. Rebecca
      January 14, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      Aren't they just Julie?

  4. elise thomas
    January 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Wonderful picks! Thanks so much for including my bird beads 🙂

    1. Rebecca
      January 14, 2013 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Elise! Your glass birds are always beautiful.

  5. Pepita
    January 14, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Thank you for including my owl 😀

  6. Caron Michelle
    January 14, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    What a sensational collection! Love them all!

  7. Caron Michelle
    January 14, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I have just added a few more shops to my favourites – what a wonderful collection of birdy beads!

  8. Caroline
    January 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    What a fantastic collection! It's wonderful to see all the different interpretations of the subject! I love to make bird beads, here is one of my new designs… https://www.etsy.com/listing/119802702/deep-purple-bird-cage-ceramic-copper Looking forward to seeing more! x

  9. Moose River Glass
    January 18, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I love creating birds and bird beads from glass (working on some felted ones too). You can see some of my work here… http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplycindy

    I love your collection!

  10. JeannieK
    January 19, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I'm crushin' on all the birdies. Here is a link to my doves

  11. Gale
    January 20, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I love Christi Anderson's PMC bird beads, like this one… http://www.etsy.com/listing/57920946/bird-bee-eater-charm-from-elemental. Such realistic detail!

  12. Gale
    January 20, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I also love these that I've used from White Clover Kiln–https://www.etsy.com/listing/108891857/ceramic-bird-earrings-artisan-dangles.

  13. Gale
    January 20, 2013 at 1:10 am

    Forgive me, but I have a bird fetish… This one's from Sandhra Lee…. https://www.etsy.com/listing/95036608/green-red-bead-necklace-ceramic-face.

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