Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lauren Schlossberg's Journal

I've posted on Lauren's work in the past and have her listed under the "Eye Candy" column for her beautiful jewelry which incorporates beads and beadwork. Did you know she now has a blog? Her blog shows her work in progress, her favorite beads, and her workspace...She is also selling some of her work on Etsy! To learn more about this wonderful artist, click on the title above. Enjoy!


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Just Because

Sometimes, when I've been working hard, I have to take a break and weave something "Just because". My "just becauses" just sortof happen. Colors: Burgundy, Mint, Rich Red, and Lilac Champagne:



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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Strong Felt: The Work of Lisa Klakulak

Lisa Klakulak is a textile artist who works with beads and felt in a variety of mediums. Her focus is to use natural dyes and hand made processes to create works of art, one stitch at a time. Her pieces are uniquely beautiful. As you scroll through her jewelry, you will likely see familiar items such as her "Fragility" necklace, one of my favorites. What I find so wonderful about her work is the color and texture she creates with her uniquely shaped designs. Her portfolio also includes Handbags, Sculpture, Clutches, and Body Textiles. To see her extensive line of work, please click on the title above. Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Art of the Rosary

Rosaries have always fascinated me. From the simple to the divine, they are an Art in and of themselves. I found a website with a wonderful representation of rosaries through the centuries - from Europe to South America. They also offer original, hand made rosaries including chaplets made with Klew's Beads. Click on the title above to begin a fascinating journey into the world of the rosary. Enjoy! (shown left: rosary from the 1600's)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nellie Mae Lampwork

I was over at Mido's Bead Trotter blog and discovered a wonderful lampwork artist from Australia. She creates beautiful beads! I normally don't post on the lampwork artists as I try to keep the focus of this blog on seed bead art, but her beads are really something and I thought I'd share. She's got a great photo album on Flickr, which you can access by clicking on the title above. Enjoy!

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

***---*** Live Earth Concert ***---***

If you didn't catch the Live Earth concert on television, you can view the individual artist's online at MSN.com by clicking on the title above. You'll watch a commercial before viewing a band, but that's the price. Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Sting, Pink Floyd, Madonna.......the list goes on. Hooray to Al Gore for his efforts and don't forget to recycle and reuse - 'cause we can't trade in our home for a new model.
Enjoy the concert!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Clara Francis Jewelry

I stumbled across an interview with Clara Francis in the January edition of Bead - the UK's newest beading magazine. She has a lovely website which can be accessed by clicking on the title above. To view her works, click on "Collections" once you reach her site. Her work is simple and elegant and uses a mixture of seed beads and metal work. I'm a big fan of butterflies and you'll see many different styles in her jewelry. Once you've visited her site, be sure to preview the Bead magazine from the UK by clicking in the iMag edition HERE.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Watch Me Create


Kerry Bogert, a contributor to the blog Watch Me Create has a wonderful post on how to encase tissue paper in resin and use it in your jewelry work. She's made a beautiful pair of earrings using this technique. Click on the title above to see her post and discover.........her lovely work!


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Sunday, July 01, 2007

More Lovely Bead Dreams Photos

Beki from Whim Beads has a blog called "DreamBeadr". She's been writing about her excursion to this year's Bead and Button show and in her latest post, she's included a link to photos from the show. She's also working on a lovely bead embroidered piece for Beading For A Cure. Check out the latest by clicking on the title above. Thanks to Beki for sharing!!! Enjoy!