Yep..there are lots of us out there hand crafting each tiny work of art by hand and we all like to share our passions. The possibilities are endless...there are glass beads, porcelain beads, ceramic beads, seeded beads, clay beads, metal beads, felted beads... and each componant adds a unique flavor to your final creation.
Brew yourself up a cup of tea and cuddle up to your laptop because I've gathered up a selection of interesting artisan blogs that focus on the art of beads...enjoy!
Denise Yezbak Moore ~Bling it On! ceramic beads
Painting with Fire ceramic beads by Barbara Lewis
Mamacita Beadworks by D'Arsie Manzella works with stoneware clay, polymer clay and lead
Most bead artists have heard of this lady...Joan Miller..she makes the sweetest little porcelain doll and shoe beads. See her work here, Joan Miller Porcelain Beads
One of my all time favorite glass bead artists..Ellen Dooley. See her work on her site, Ellen Dooley Lampwork~ Art from the Flame
Another well known artisan among beady peers is Anne Choi..Each of her silver beads is handcrafted..yes. Most have words of wisdom for your soul.
The Spirited Bead and Klews Gallery polymer beads
Morgan Wills felted beads
Barbara Becker Simon glass and metal clay
Mary Maiolica Arts Hand painted clay beads
I have to add these...I can remember my crafty mother making these a long long time ago in a far away land when I was a girl...paper beads. They can add a beautiful little splash of color. I bought some Ugandan paper beads long ago and still use them when a pop of fun color is called for. Check out this lady at Runs with Scissors on Etsy
Enjoy these few links fellow bead lovers... add something new to your creations. Or just become inspired. If you have the time! you can also learn to create jewelry componants for yourself.