Thursday, July 11, 2013

Featured Artist - A Bead Thing

Good Morning,

Today I am honored to share the work of a very talented and very busy lady, Pam Andrews of A Bead Thing.  You have met Pam before here on the blog, and she still creates some wonderful items.  Showcasing her items on Handmade Aritsts, it is always a pleasure to see my friend's new work in the listings on the home page or reading her funny and poignant posts in the forum.

Pam has expanded her talents beyond jewelry and has Incorporated quilling into her artists repertoire.  Quilling is the art of curling paper and forming three dimensional sculptures.  Pam has updated this art by using it to make hair accessories.  Clever!

Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers

Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers
Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers
Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers
Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers
Pretty in Pink Paper Flowers

Product Details:
This hair clip is created using the age old art of quilling and I have used 1/4 inch paper strips in a variety of colors ranging from dark pink to coral to simulate the various colors and stages of flowers bloom.  Flower is attached to 1.5 inch alligator clip and glass pearl beads have been added for beauty and dimension. 
Flower has also been coated for durability and it will withstand damp hair but of course stay out of the rain showers.
Custom orders accepted.


Handcrafted Chenille Princes Necklace

Handcrafted Chenille Princes Necklace
Handcrafted Chenille Princes Necklace
Handcrafted Chenille Princes Necklace
Handcrafted Chenille Princes Necklace

Product Details:
Handmade lovely princess length necklace created using a "chenille" stitch. This is very similar to the herringbone stitch, using 15/0 seed beads in "matte teal" and "metallic brass".  Necklace is 19 inches from clasp end to clasp end.  A flared filigree bead cap has been modified to form around the end of the neckace on either end to attach the clasp. This necklace is lightweight and flexible and will be a joy to wear or give as a unique handmade gift.
 
The blog ring theme this time around is Emerald Green, and this bracelet is really amazing and very pretty with the green surrounded by the gold.
 

Handwoven Emerald Swarovski Sparkles

Handwoven Emerald Swarovski Sparkles
Handwoven Emerald Swarovski Sparkles
Handwoven Emerald Swarovski Sparkles
Handwoven Emerald Swarovski Sparkles

Product Details:
This bracelet is handwoven using emerald colored 4mm swarovski crystals, goldtone 11/0 seed beads on heavy duty FireLine thread.  It is reinforced several times throughout the bracelet.  Length is 8 inch.. Can be ordered for specific size and/or color

Pearl Wave Ring

Pearl Wave Ring
Pearl Wave Ring
Pearl Wave Ring

Product Details:
Using 4mm glass pearls and 11/0 silver lined seed beads, I have created a ring with a bit of a wave in the design.  Lovely to wear, light and classy.
All rings are made to order, so please measure and state size specifically. 


Very fashionable this season / Summer is the crocheted accessory, scarves or jewelry are very popular right now.  Why not get yourself a fun light weight accessory for a warm evening out.

Crochet Flower Necklace

Crochet Flower Necklace
Crochet Flower Necklace
Crochet Flower Necklace
Crochet Flower Necklace
Crochet Flower Necklace
Crochet Flower Necklace

Product Details:
This flower necklace is a crochet project using burgandy and bright yellow acrylic yarn.  I have also used a light fern green acrylic for the stems and leaves.  
This is a delight to wear and can be worn as choker with stems and leaves falling down or loosen so that the stems and leaves are closer to flower for a more draped effect. 

You find, follow, and shop A Bead Thing by clicking on the links below.

Shop - Handmade Artists
Website - A Bead Thing 
Blog - A Bead Thing
Facebook - A Bead Thing
Twitter - A Bead Thing 
Google + - P Andrews

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.  In hope inspiration has been stirred for a little on line look see at what this talented lady has to offer.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

 

 
 

4 comments:

  1. I love that new necklace in her shop. (the top one) beautiful! shared.
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrow

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  2. what a great selection of items!

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