Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Inspiration

I am always amazed at what my "muse" can come up with and the ideas that just "pop" into my head!  When I took my bead embroidery class in Lincoln last month, I had an idea for a project that would involve a raven bead.  After much searching on Etsy, I found Jen Martin.  She has two Etsy shops, Outpost Jewelry and Graphix Outpost .  They have different aspects of her art, but both are absolutely amazing.  After working back and forth through the conversation function, I had a special order, and Jen did an amazing job!  I got my raven bead plus a couple other really cool raven beads and some GORGEOUS art faces for my bead embroidery.  This is the project I made with my extra raven beads just before Cottonwood last week.

I got the fabulous matte finished fire agate bead from Carla at by C boutique, the onyx beads from the Omaha Bead Show last year, and the other green and rust colored stones from beads etc. in Omaha.  Jen's raven beads are actually dominoes!  Too cool, and they are really amazing!  I love the mixed metals of the wire wraps and the chain (antique copper and gunmetal plate), it gives the whole piece a vintage feel.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my gosh I love it, turned out so beautifully and the combination of items is wonderful!
Great work :-)

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Jen! Couldn't have made it without you! :0)

Carla said...

Yowza! That is GORGEOUS!

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Carla! I thought it came together well! : )

Pretty Things said...

LOVE it! That large bead is PERFECT with this design!

Pixybug Designs said...

Thanks Lori! I love it, and have plans in the works for another. This one is sold, but I get to keep it long enough to take to the state fair.

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