...my obsession with shiny sharp sensuous things... mostly things glass, metal & stone... I'm susan barton and this my twisted perspective of life as an artist... my bead neurosis with all the entrails... I also love to 'feature' bead artists and their work. I gain a perverse sense of satisfaction knowing others have this affliction as well...
the 'handmadeology' site is having a photo contest. i added one of my first metalsmith pieces that i made and the one of first photographs of my jewelry. how can my photography be better when it first started out than it is today? how does that happen?
cobalt blue. i love the color especially in glass, it's so striking with all it's intensity.
i make stuff. beaded beads, chain, wire wrapped beads with no purpose in mind. the doodads end up in small glass bowls or in a wicker basket that i paw through every once in a while. this cobalt blue beaded bead jumped out at me the other day, it demanded bead caps and a lapis lazuli dagger too. it ended up on a handmade chain with a small trillion faceted iolite bead. sometimes, that's how my stuff gets made, no plan, rhyme or reason. everything needs to wait it's turn, sooner or later i will get around to you...
sometimes ya just gotta love whimsy! the play of colors and patterns in these two pieces by dorothydomingo are just too much fun. i love finding art and jewelry with combinations that make a piece pop!
i love taking a vintage component and turning it into a contemporary piece of jewelry, i think a lot of us do ;) a vintage swarovski crystal, secunda cut, in the color of seal, with a gold foil back and a seed bead stitched bezel.
SmadarsTreasure is an artist on etsy that makes beautiful beaded jewelry. many of her pieces have a very ethnic look and feel to them that i love to see in seed bead jewelry. her work is beautiful in color and the composition of her pieces. here are three of pieces of her work that i would like to share. gorgeous, thanks Smadar!
a little cross pollination here ;) it is spring time after all! check out this site, Etsy Trends for their latest picks with trendy colors and style. they have chosen two of my pieces for their site! thanks Trends!
when i started to make jewelry it began with seed beads. i was on a mad mission to learn every stitch and technique because stitching seed beads into jewelry had a profound fascination for me. stringing, bead embroidery, gourd stitch, weaving and 3D sculptures, everything! i needed to do all of it and i did, i still love it!
i will be introducing some of the incredible seed bead artists on etsy on my blog. so many times seed bead work is undervalued and not appreciated for the time, design and incredible talent that is needed to become an artist in seed beads. it truly is an art form!
these three beautiful pieces are by Patrizia Tager of triz on etsy. her gorgeous work has incredible color and the detail used in her pieces is exquisite. please stop by her shop and look at her incredible work, it's lovely! she's one of my favs!