It’s no secret that flowers have been on my mind and filling my studio
these past several weeks. And with summer quickly coming to an end
(autumn is my favorite season and holds a special spot in my heart, but I
still am always sad to see summer go) so, sadly, are the flowers and
other growing things. I’m enjoying them while I can! And hoping to make a few more new beads too!
Yes, I love to make beads, but I also love to see the handiwork
of other artists — few things are more inspiring — everyone has their
own interpretation, yet we are basing it off the same inspiration. Maybe
you’re using the impression of nature
itself, or maybe you are starting with the raw medium of your choice
and carefully copying nature’s design, giving it a new and stylized form
— thankfully nature will not sue us if we copy its designs!
The bead artists of Etsy (a few of whom are my fellow blog writers here at AJE) always have something lovely to share. I hope you enjoy my picks today!
If you notice, the colors of my picks started with soft colors, then a pop of brighter colors, and finally turned to browns. I’m taking one last look at summer… and then I’ll be ready for shades of autumn… and all the creativity that accompanies them.
(P.S. That oak leaf from suburbangirlbeads is now mine, all mine! 🙂 This autumn-loving girl couldn’t resist.)