Bead Trends August 2012, is here and a beautiful exciting issue this month.
My friend Raida Disbrow is this months Designer Highlight. We met when Raida was my first Bead Soup Blog Hop partner and I have designed with her beads ever since. Check out her story on p.45-54. Love her "Soar" necklace and earrings. Great textures and colors. Congratulations Raida. havanabeads.etsy.com
My "Summer Time Dreamin" necklace, earrings and bracelet are filled with artists beads. So many textures and beautiful beads.
The beach themed inspiration focal is by Erin at Tesori Trovati, tesoritrovati.etsy.com , the patina chain and rings by Shannon at Miss Fickle Media, missficklemedia.etsy.com, Lamp work beads by Raida of Havana Beads, and Boro glass by Amanda at Sea Shore Glass, seashoreglass.etsy.com , ceramics by Gaea gaea.etsy.com the bracelet has a gorgeous handmade copper focal clasp by Melinda Orr, orrtec.etsy.com and components and glass from my favorite bead shop Beads on Main www.beadsonmain.com.
This is one of my favorite beach themed sets ever!!
A few designs to mention this month are,
Kristi Harrison has a very feminine necklace with an interesting glass focal bead and an interesting use of buttons on page. 56-57. kristibasket.etsy.com
Marie Noel Voyer-Cramp uses buttons too and her ephemera focal in a pretty necklace on p. 76-77
Janice Everett captured the festive summer theme with her colorful earrings on p. 86
Kristy Abner captured the perfect beach colors in these pretty summer earrings featuring Bubby & McGurk glass on p. 101
This set is listed and available in my Etsy shop at enlalumiere.etsy.com This one is hard to part with and received lots of interest at my show this weekend. I know it will find a happy home. If you love the beach as much as I do this is perfect.
|The reverse of the necklace focal|
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