Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bead Soup Preview!

I have been paired up with someone fascinating and unknown to me before this fun experiment. Claire Maunsell. A woman of mystery and astounding talent! I am slowly unraveling the mystery as I travel through some of her blog posts and peruse her lovely Etsy shop. I have never seen work such as hers and find it wonderful and inventive! I love working with original pieces, and these will be no different.

I have honestly never worked with anything like this, but I am absolutely fascinated! Whatever comes from my hands will be like nothing else I have ever created! That makes it extra special! Perhaps I will discover a new side to my art! Maybe a new style will develop from the magical pieces she sent me! Perhaps I will fall flat on my face and not do them justice! I certainly hope it's not the latter. lol

All of Claire's art beads were created with Polymer Clay including the one of a kind toggle and pendant. I am in love with the pod beads, I am picturing a fun eclectic bracelet perhaps... I also see potential in the glass beads! How all things will be combined, no one knows. But perhaps you will be curious enough to follow this story and return for the final installment...

Thanks for joining me and please visit Claire and tell her I said hi!

Marie

6 comments:

Cherrie Fick of La Lumie're said...

Interesting collection. Excited to see were it goes. Good luck Marie. Have fun.

Judy said...

Marie, I really enjoy your enthusiasm and look forward to seeing your creation with Claire's amazing pieces.

SueBeads said...

Her shop is in my faves on etsy from a while ago - I love her eclectic style! You got some fantastic beads there- can't wait to see what you do!

Palimpa Lim said...

This soup is incredible! I didn't know Claire (or her work), before, so when I saw the soup she sent to you, I hopped over to her blog... and fell completely in love!!!
Now I am trying to purchase something from her, but there's an error at etsy... sigh...
I can't wait to see what you will do with all these little pieces of art!
Oh, and by the way: I love the soup you sent to her!

Pretty Things said...

LOVE the beads. I bought some a while ago and they're so incredibly cool!

one-eared pig said...

A beautiful collection!