The Bead Hive is fortunate to have many talented artists associated with the shop. From time to time we like to show off their work as a means of inspiring you. Since textured bead embroidery is the current hot technique, we thought you’d enjoy seeing what they recently created.
Linda Natowich (featured 2/2/12) always loved the freedom that bead embroidery provides. After seeing the new look of bead embroidery students are making in our classes, she was anxious to try adding texture to her design. Ready to try something new, she took on the challenge. She selected pink as her main color because she wanted to create a pastel summer bracelet. She complemented it by adding white and silver beads to her design. As you can see below, she was very successful in her efforts!
Margaret Colby (featured 6/2/14) purchased titanium-finished crystals and druzy gemstone beads with a specific design in mind. When it didn’t work out, she went into her stash of “unrealized components” and formulated a new idea. To the crystals and gemstone she added a cabochon her sister gave her years ago, as well as textured spikes, rizo beads and pearls from The Bead Hive. Below is her spectacular textured bead embroidery pendant.
If you would like to see additional designs by our talented teachers and students, stop by The Bead Hive. Their jewelry is on display, and many pieces are available for sale.
We hope to see you soon!