|Inspirations: Color Themed
When the mood strikes to create jewelry, inspirations come from everywhere. Often, a special bead or materials can become inspiring, as can a favorite color. The artists below contributed work to this special issue based on the inspiring power of color!
in Blue by Denise Trudel
of St-Jean sur Richelieu, Québec, Canada.
Morning Glorious by Marylyn Letson of Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The beads used were size 11°, Japanese seed beads. Delica teardrops were used for the fringe beads and Marylyn used India cube beads for the accents in the strap. Marylyn experimented with slanting the fringe and carrying the pattern over into the fringe. She especially loves the way the Delica teardrops make the fringe move so fluidly. This lovely bag was created for a "Secret Pal Swap". The piece was designed for Marylyn's secret pal, Janie Warnick. The inspiration..."I love to wake up to the beauty of morning glories in my garden and just had to try and put them into my beadwork."
Native Wearable Art by TUTUIT Jewellery
of Newfoundland, Canada.
Diamonds by Sally Morgan
of Hemet, California, USA.
Do you collect coins? How do you keep track of them or store them? Coin rubbings are a fun way to keep track of the coins in your collection, or just create some fun!
To do a really good coin rubbing, start by placing a small piece of
tape on the back of your coin and attach it to the table you are working
on. Next, get some thin white or colored paper (computer paper works
great for this). Hold your paper very still on top of the coin and
rub over the coin with a crayon. Pencils work good too but both crayons
and pencils take a little practice.
Hey teachers, parents and
kids! Do you have an idea for the Kid's Korner at Etcetera?
Please send us an email
and let us know!
Written by Carolyn S. Nehring, The Head Bead, Eclectic Etc., Inc. Beads and Supplies and publisher of Etcetera.
Did you like this idea? Send me an email and let me know!