A few weeks back I was inspired by the stash of artisan beads piling up on my bead table. Yes, I admit it. I am a hoarder; at least when it comes to beads. But I decided that I needed to put these beautiful beads to work.
I started with my embarrassing large stash of Michelle McCarthy's ceramic discs from her shop Firefly Design Studio in both circles and squares. I started mixing and matching them up with a number of other artists.
Those artists include Jana Bližňáková from HappyFishThings. I love her rustic ceramic charms and focals she been making. They are earthy and bohemian, and perfectly my style! I also used a few of her polymer charms like the owls; how sweet are those?
I also had to include one of my favorite artists Lesley Watt from THEAElements. I never get tired of her brass charms she makes. And once I posted these sweet ammonite ones over on Facebook Lesley was getting requests to make more. Can you blame people for asking for more?
Another one of my favorites is Sue Kennedy from Sue Beads. Oh how I love her lampwork beads, and I picked up several of her lampwork headpins. So fun and whimsical!
I also made a pair from Genea that I'm in love with. Look at the rich colors of these beads! I couldn't get myself to list this pair I made with Genea's beads and have been wearing them for about 2 weeks straight.
You'll also see some Marsha Neal ceramics in there, which I love. She always uses greens and rich reds, which are my favorite colors to work with. I have a few more on the bead table I'm working on now from Marsha. I just need to finish up the next batch and get those posted. I made roughly 15 pair in the first batch, and another 10 in this current batch. So look for all of them over on my Facebook or my Etsy.
For more Fall inspired designs check out Rita's Oktoberfest blog hop going on today over on Jewel School Friends. Looks like everyone just about is joining in today to celebrate with Rita and her annual hop to celebrate her favorite season.