After my last post two weeks ago on mixing new polymer colors,
I fully expected to have some work in progress photos to share and
maybe even a mini tutorial. Nope. I only finished a handful of new beads
total and my new colors weren’t cooperating at all for the
design ideas I had in mind.
Unispiration is going around a lot these days—–with everyone it seems. And yes, I caught it again.
Out came my design notebook and I turned my favorite music on. That worked for a while…
when that failed too, I went window shopping on Etsy. Browsing through
the creations of my favorite artists always helps to rekindle my
creative flame. This time I was looking at critters. Cute and cuddly
critters. You already know that I love making critter beads,
but I also enjoy looking at what others create——it’s amazing how the
same animal can take on so many different forms and totally adorable
expressions——all dependent on their creator!
On my journey through Etsy I found many more cute and cuddly critters, here are just a few of my favorites…
And wild horses from ChevreFeuille. I can never resist horses——they have a very special place in my heart.
A sweet little owl from lagrenouillerose. I love the color combinations that she uses in her critters.
And a very mod turtle named Ophelia from DeniseAnnette. She really has a knack for bold colors.
This pretty blue owl from fellow AJE member Lesley Watt
looks like she would would be good at keeping secrets… you might know
she’s got a secret by her eyes, but she would never tell it! lol
Okay, I found another bead from loribeads that I want too! This little dachshund is so ready for his forever home.
The adorable chickens from 2CoolBeads
have been one of my favorites for a long time. I bet you didn’t know
that growing up I cared for a flock of 150 hens——and yes, most of them
also once had a pet yellow jacket. Honest! I was probably about 7 years
old and her name was Clover. Surprisingly, even though she was very
well behaved my parents did not let me keep her! These sweet bees are
I hope you enjoyed my eye candy post today. Do you make critter beads? Or maybe you have some favorites that you’ve adopted recently?
I’m going now to follow Jen’s prescription for unspiriation and am going to clean my studio… see you in two weeks…