things i love – beads
four times per year the spectacle that is the gem and jewelry show rolls out the red carpet in Houston. I have dutifully attended on numerous occasions and will be there again. this coming weekend.
sparkly things of all kinds. as far as the eye can see. sensory overload, in a good way 🙂
I love beads and love to find ways to enjoy them (besides the obvious choice of wearing them – that’s a given!).
A while back, I made a pretty little beaded garland for my dining room mirror. Still love it!
and this bright garland embellished with an assorted mix of pretty beads
and combined sparkly beads, buttons and seashell fragments for a pretty windchime.
I also use them for adorning homemade tassels, gift wrapping embellishments, and Christmas tree decorations. But with the bead show just around the corner, I need MORE inspiration. So I turned to the collective blog consciousness for more inspiration.
Look how Jessica Enig of Such Pretty Things embellished her chandelier with mixed beads. This is such a sweetly feminine look (click on image to get to her chandelier garland post).
and here’s a brilliant idea from Martha Stewart’s website for adding a beaded garland to the bottom of a plain lampshade. It’s simply perfect!
Pandora, at Home and Decor, offers several examples of incorporating beads into window treatments for a pretty look without the 1970s kitchiness.
All of these are completely fabulous! Please share any marvelous creations you’ve made or seen with beads too – thank you so much for reading 🙂