Friday, June 21, 2013

It Started With Beads

My latest redesign started with a bunch of vintage wooden beads I picked up at an estate sale.

Bags, and bags of vintage beads in various shapes, and sizes.  I love the muted colors.

While making tags for a client, I had an idea.

Cut pieces of wood, drill a hole, gather the beads,

apply, and varnish the image.  Next, I strung the beads with hemp twine.

You can still see hints of the imperfections in the wood.  That was intentional.  So was the distressing.

What do you think?  It's a good size.  About 5-1/2" x 3-1/4".  With the beads, it's about 20" long.

I've already sold one of these designs on my Etsy. I'm working on various bead configurations, and different images.

Hey, thanks to my newest digital download customers.  I sincerely appreciate every order, and the generous feedback.  I'll do my best to get new images listed over the weekend.

Back to work.  See ya soon.


  1. Lovely wooden tag with the wooden beads. Isn't it wonderful when something like a bag of old wooden beads inspires you?!! Creative Bliss Dear...

  2. Oh I just love those. Aren't you the cleaver one! Have a wonderful weekend. Di@Cottage-wishes

  3. So pretty Rosemary! Like an old it!

  4. Well, if you know me at all, Rosemary, you know I love my beads! This newest creation of yours is just beautiful. So vintage! You are such an incredible artist! You'll probably sell many of these!

    xoxo laurie

  5. This is really cool, Rosemary! I'm craving organic looks and the old beads have just the right one.

  6. That turned out so pretty--just love it! You are so creative :)

  7. This is pretty. I collect rosaries so love these.

  8. Rosemary, sorry for being MIA this is such a gorgeous idea. Love it girl you are amazing!


  9. Always charming, Rosemary! Even your tiniest creations are delightful!


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