African glass seed beads
Shibuichi Bird- Green Girl Studios
Lampwork disc- Gardanne Beads
Polyclay Humblebead- Humblebeads
Lampwork nugget- Kelleys Beads
teal Metal round, and flower- MissFickleMedia
Brass clasp- Vintaj Brass Co.
Silver pendant- Hint Jewelry
Czech glass rounds and navy petals
Floral metal rounds- Tierra Cast
Ceramic Gingko pendant- TashaMck
Czech glass nuggets
Lampwork- Kelleys Beads
Ceramic rounds- Elaine Ray
Ceramic tabs- Keith O'Connor
Ceramic Flower bead- Spirited Earth
Inspiration can be found anywhere you look. Last night, I was surfing one of my favorite websites, and found some items that sparked my imagination in ways I didn't know were possible. Fabric is a great source of inspiration, in the way of the dress and the chair upholstery. The watering can proved a bit more difficult, but I was lucky enough to find some color drenched metal components from MissFickleMedia in my stash that echoed the metal accents on the bird on the can, perfectly!
When looking at inspirational pieces like these, look at the color, the textures, and the shapes- and pair those things with color, texture and shapes of beads. In these instances it was easier to create simple beaded pieces, without a lot of wire working or other techniques.
Below are some more images that were inspiring me, but due to time, couldn't get to this beading session. Maybe they'll spark your creativity!