Monday, February 8, 2010

Beaded Beads

I love that through the world of social media we connect with others we might never get to, miles away....This morning I was having a look at Rachel Nelson Smith's wall and saw this picture, so I had to go have a look

Isn't that a stunning display of red beads? The top right is an urchin bead! And top left is Rachels Oothecal Bede. The large red and black bead to the right of the urchin is Divinity by Claudio Cattaneo. I know because the original picture on facebook cleverly listed the designer when the bead was moused over, pretty darn smart. I don't think I know how to do that. I love the 'snowflake' bead, they are all lovely. And the bottom row of beads were designed by Cindy of Beadorigami.

and Disco Squares by Sian Nolan in England! I'll be teaching Disco Squares, otherwise known as the Square Medallion Bracelet, at the Bead and Button Show this year.

At least I think she is in England, sadly I could not find a site,but I did find some flickr pictures, so Sian if you're listening, and you have a site, please let me know.

Yesterday Amina asked in the comments how the 'golden' necklace which shows in my banner was done. It was done one urchin bead at a time and the urchin bead is in my book, 'Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence'

The necklace was conceived during a teaching trip to the Dallas Bead Society. Each member who wanted to participate made one or several urchin beads. I then designed and constructed the necklace. The beads were strung on a rubber cord, and a small peyote tube separated each of the beads. The necklace titled, 'Chorus of Urchins' was accepted into Bead Dreams 2008 and was on the cover of the Bead and Button Show catalog in 2009. A new challenge is being worked on with the Dallas girls, due to arrive in my mailbox this weekend. The component this time is ringlets and the design will evolve as I see them. The beaded ringlets will come together with the glass of Heather Trimlett and the seed bead work of moi!


AJ said...

The trick for mouse-over names is to go to the Photo in Facebook, and click on "Tag This Photo." It will give you the option to click on the people in the photo and type in their names. In a case like this, you just pretend the beaded beads are people :)

It was so nice to see you in Tucson last week!

Cindy said...

Sian sure created a spectacular set of red beaded beads! I love how she incorporated red, silver, and black beads in my designs on the bottom row, especially in the red and silver teardrop bubbles bead on the far right. The urchin bead looks great too!