Savoy StudioHer favorite medium is seed beads, which are tiny and hard to see by themselves, but when you put them together right, they can create different patterns and textures. Look at this piece for example:
Pond Frog BraceletNotice how the frog's skin looks bumpy, but the lily pad he is sitting on looks smooth? And look at the "water" part of the bracelet. Because of the way she layered the strands, the water looks like it's flowing back and forth under the lily pad. :)
Another way to create texture with beads is to use two different shaped beads or contrasting colors. This is a great example:
Brown and WhiteThis piece has a very natural look, like a seedpod opening up. The tightly woven brown and copper beads seam to unfurl, revealing the softer looking white bead "fluff" in the center.
This next piece is my favorite! :) It's a small felt bag with just a hint of beadwork for embellishment.
Lily of the ValleySee how the bead stem seems to grow out of the felted leaves? And I love the way the tiny bellflowers hang down from the top, and are only connected at the stem. Just like a real lily of the valley. :) I'm probably slightly biased with this piece, as lily of the valley is one of my favorite flowers, but regardless of that, it is a beautiful piece!
Tomorrow I'll be featuring a felt artist! ::Hint - Eye am sure you've seen her work before!::
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