This week was back to being about beads since there were orders and beady things to do. I snapped a picture of a sample of what went by the bead table this week – African violets, crocus, little strawberries, seashells and gingko leaves. It’s a bit of a variety but that makes the job more fun.
A customer wandered into the studio earlier in the week and asked for a custom bracelet which I whipped up. The garden bracelets are fun because they use my flowers and charms but also because they let me sift through my pile of random stones, glass and metal bits. I collect cute beads and sparkly bit, often without a real plan for using them, so it’s nice to see them find a home!
Technically these are no longer on my bead table… I worked on them on the traveling bead table. That would also be known as my lap and the little organizer tray. All of these are my polymer clay flower beads on chunky wire of some sort. I made the sunflower bracelet on the way to the Sunflower Arts Show.
And this one is hung as a necklace using an extra slip of chain. The bracelets make great statement necklaces. The tiger lily pieces are always popular here, in Saskatchewan, since the flower is very similar to the prairie lily that is the provincial flower.
The violet piece is part of my effort to make beads and jewellery with all of the provincial flowers and favourites other people have mentioned. This one has the provincial flower of New Brunswick plus a few wild petunias and white accent flowers for good measure.
This last little pic is the ice cube tray I use to sort all of the half wired beads I made the bracelets with. My bead table of sorts. It was much prettier when it had all the holes filled with beads… but I got quite a lot done on the trip up to Yorkton.
You should visit the Bead Table Wednesday group and see what folks are up to.