Monday, May 3, 2010

Me Loves Wisteria!

Just to pop in here and show you 2010's wisteria.  It is so graceful and beautiful how it gives its all with gorgeous clumps and bunches of blooms.  Love it! go get busy and do something creative!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kunstausstellung - Videos of Musical Performances

Here is a video of the Hang instrument performance by Nada Vitz and friend.  I think this sound is amazing and hope to hear more sometime.  See what you think!


On Sunday, we were entertained by a troupe of drummers using African drums.  This performance was also so enchanting - I loved the music they created with their rhythms!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Designer Gallery Featured Artist - Alicia Dabney of "Elements and Artifacts"

Alicia is the newest Designer to be added to our Gallery. "Elements and Artifacts" is the name of her business. She has a very ethereal and organic feel to her designs and uses ancient histories, myths, legends, etc., to create fascinating art in the forms of jewelry, graphics, photography, among others.

This necklace is called "Europa" and utilizes the Winnecke moon focal.

I love the way she has positioned the focal in a wire wrapped frame which acts like a "flourished" platform to gracefully hold the bead.

There are silver spheres and black songea sapphires utilized to reflect and sparkle. She has center hammered the chain links for that extra special touch of detail. The necklace itself measures 18".

Read more about Alicia and see more of her work here:

Her Website
Her Blog
Her Etsy Shop

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful creation, Alicia!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring has finally sprung in Oedt!

Tulips - a true sign of Spring me thinks.

Just love the vibrant colors of these tulips. They fade so fast so their beauty has to be "drunk" in quickly. Nothing like flowers for inspiration.

Aren't these hydraenga beautiful?

Had never seen this type of bloom with the white edges (thanks so much Sylvia!). Here's hoping it will love its new home in the garden when transplanted.

Enjoy your Spring - inspiration is everywhere!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Galadryl - Bridled Passion Bracelet

Sylvia White, the creative spirit behind "Galadryl" has created a beautiful bracelet with a set of Bridled Passion nugget beads.

She has integrated Bali sterling silver beads, Swarovski bicone crystals, and hand formed spirals and bead caps to create a very lovely bracelet which not only looks good, but would feel great to wear.

Her spirals in the design coordinate with the square Bali toggle which also has spirals in its design. Teamed up with a super puffy sterling heart makes it all happen!

Really creative design, Sylvia, and stunning to boot! Thanks for sharing with everyone.

Stay tuned for more Designer creations!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Kunstausstellung (Art Exhibition) - Oedt, Germany!

On the 24th and 25th of April, Beadles will be represented at the Kunstausstellung at the Girmes Alte Schlosserei (old maintenance department in the Girmes Factory), Oedt, Germany.

The Bunte Gans (colorful goose) art group in Oedt has come together to create an expo of the diverse artistic talent in our small town. Included are painters, potter, photographer, sculpturer, an artist who creates icons (religious paintings), my glass, and more.

I will be taking my torch for demonstrations and a few pieces of finished accessories to show. I'm not positive if others will be demonstrating their art forms or not but they will have finished creations on display.

The old Girmes factory was a huge textile factory here in Oedt and they wove many sorts of fabrics and carpeting. It closed a few years ago and the buildings have been mostly empty.

There will be music both days - the first day with music created on Hang (see this link for more description of the instrument: Hang Instrument), clarinet, and on Sunday will be performed by a group of drummers from Africa.

The exhibition will run from 11:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and from 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Designer Gallery Featured Artist - Rosamaria Hoffmann of PerLa Prima Vista

Hi Friends!

I want to introduce you today to Rosamaria Hoffmann. Rosamaria is a jewelry designer from Switzerland and creates beautiful jewelry using wire wrapping techniques, gemstones, silver, and other quality materials.

Here is her latest creation using the Beadles puffy heart focal called "Punctured".

She has utilized sterling silver for the woven heart frame around the focal heart and accented the chain with carneol stones. I think it is so balanced and really focuses the attention to the intricate weaving and heart focal itself.

Fantastic necklace!

You can find more of Rosamaria's creations at: PerLa Prima Vista Thanks Romi for sharing with everyone.

Stay tuned for more images from many more jewelry designers!