Just wanted to mention this blog http://coloraddiction.wordpress.com/. Kandice, through her blog, is putting together a fantastic colour resource. It's such a well written blog, and showcases beautiful beads.
There is an extremely talented UK seed bead artist who goes by the name of Lynn Davy (you may also know her as Nemeton). Lynn is published regularly in UK and US bead magazines and informs me the publication Step by Step Beads will be featuring a necklace she has made with one of my lampwork focals named Chinese Silk. The 'Chinese Silk' necklace will feature in their 'ethnic' inspired issue in November.
Here is the stand-alone focal...
And this is Chinese Silk after Lynn worked her magic...
Wow! I had a wonderful piece of work arrive in the post yesterday from Valérie (Luz Bijoux Creations) Valérie and I have exchanged emails and blog mentions and I sent her a set of beads. Yesterday, I was the recipient of a beautiful piece of work
Congratulations Griet and Quinton! At long last they have done the deed and Griet has taken on the task of trying to make an honest man of Q. A life time of love and happiness to you both.
So, where have I been? The sun shines, we dig out out our summer clothes and what happens? Everyone catches a cold!! The girls have been ill, James has been ill, now I'm down with the lurgy too. Hoping to re-stock my site with new beads - just need to stop sneezing first. Normal bead service will resume soon!!
In the meantime, I did a prize draw on the Bead Buddy forum and Mary aka Balrogz won this bead... I love the colours in this bead, and the pleat effect of the white. Can't wait to see what Mary does with it.
Keeping myself out of mischief while not being able to sit at the torch, I've been reading through blogs and discovered
interviews with bead artists and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work.
monthly design challenge
"As the Bead Turns", a round up of the best posts from some of ABS's favorite blogs
It's a utopia of beadiness (not only glass, there are many, many medias featured)!
Who is "Art Bead Scene"? Heather Powers, Melanie Brooks Lukacs, Cindy Gimbrone, Elaine Ray, Tari Sasser.
And what Art Bead Scene all about? As the blog says, "Art Bead Scene is an interactive blog with the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and the jewelry designers who use art beads in their work."
Sarah Hornik is the current featured artist. Check out the delicious eye candy accompanying the interview.
I am a self-representing artist handcrafting flameworked glass beads in my home studio in France. My work has been featured in Step by Step Beads magazine (collaborative piece with Lynn Davy/Nemeton), and can be seen on pages 46 and 125 of the Kimberley Adams/Michele Sauvelle published book - Verre et Flame: Creation de perles de verre (available from www.Amazon.fr)
Items listed for sale can be viewed at
www.billiejeanlittle.etsy.com or purchased from The Art of Good Taste gallery in Limpertsberg, Luxembourg.
I am SRA and SRAJD registered, and a member of ISGB and GBUK.
As well as being a glass artist, I am mum to two beautiful girls - Daisy (aged 6) and Ruby (aged 4), wife to James, and carer of two house rabbits _ Twinkle and Luly.