Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Featured Artist - A Bead Thing

Good Morning,

Today's featured artist is the lovely and very busy Pam, of A Bead thing.  This is one talented and on the go lady.  Not only does she own an operate her own shop on handmadeartists.com, she also Home-schools her Grandson, and is an active member on the forum participating in blogging, tweeting and site contests.  Where she finds the time to create her wonderful jewelry is a mystery to me, but she does, and is it every pretty.





Pam writes: Handcrafted jewelry is my passion. Choose handcrafted bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. I especially love creating bead woven jewelry because of the enormous variety in colors available and the diversity in style that can be created. Bead woven or stitched items are also lightweight and easily cared for. All contributed content © abeadthing

There are some really beautiful and unique items in her shop.  Some of my favorites are below.


Bloodstone Pendant

Bloodstone Pendant
Bloodstone Pendant
Bloodstone Pendant
Bloodstone Pendant

Product Details:
This is approximately 20 mm bloodstone gem enclosed in a handwoven copper wire and bail.  This stone has multicolored spots including red.  These stones are a variety of a silica mineral chalcedony and the red spots resemble blood which is how it derived its name.  From the Gemstone Encyclopedia we find that in ancient times, bloodstone was thought to be able to stop hemorrhages with the merest touch. Bloodstone is said to relieve stomach and bowel pain as well as strengthening blood purifying organs and improving blood circulation. Bloodstone is also believed to have a positive influence on the bladder. 

Although this item has sold, it is a beautiful piece.  We'd like to congratulate Pam on her sale, and also drool over this gorgeous handmade bracelet.

Silver and Topaz Bracelet

Silver and Topaz Bracelet
Silver and Topaz Bracelet
Silver and Topaz Bracelet
Silver and Topaz Bracelet
Silver and Topaz Bracelet

Product Details:

Using a commercial silver bezel type bead with a clay colored stone, I have added topaz 4mm swarovski crystals in a right angle weave pattern to connect the bezel beads into a wonderully elegant bracelet .  This bracelet looks spectacular with jeans and sweater as well.  Measures 7.5 inches.

Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones

Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones
Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones
Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones
Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones
Handcrafted Copper Swirls with Gray Marble Stones

Product Details:

Copper 20 gauge scroll type swirls are used here to connect the copper wire wrapped gray marble stones.  Necklace is 20 inches in length  The irregularity in shape of these marble stones add to the beautiful of the copper swirls.

The intricate bead work of this bracelet just astounds me.  How did she do that?

Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet
Ruby Red Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Product Details:

This gorgeous bracelet is created using 6mm swarovski red crystals and 6/0 and 8/0 gold myuki seed beads in a braided beadweaving technique.  This is a bracelet fit for a queen.  Measures 7.5 inches.
Special orders for larger or smaller sizes are also available.  Other colors of crystals are also available upon request. 

What a cool little accessory, too pretty for keys, I would hang this from a purse or backpack strap, although keys would be good, too.

Red Carnelian Stone Keychain

Red Carnelian Stone Keychain
Red Carnelian Stone Keychain
Red Carnelian Stone Keychain
Red Carnelian Stone Keychain

Product Details:

Using 6mm red carnelia stones I have created another of the fabulous keychains.  This keychain measures approximately 2 inches without the ring.  

Attach the keychain to your purse easily or use as a zipper pull for the purse closures.
You could also use this with a small modification in the ring as a zipper pull for your favorite hoodie to add a bit of glitz and glamour.


In hope that the post has inspired you to take a look at the shop and see what other wonderful things Pam has for sale.  Perhaps there is something for you.

 You can find and follow Pam at any of the links below

A Bead Thing - Shop
A Bead Thing - WebSite 
A Bead Thing - Facebook
A Bead Thing - Twitter
A Bead Thing - Google +
A Bead Thing - Blog

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2 comments:

  1. Great article about a wonderful lady! I grabbed that badge too! :)

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