The goal of Heather Powers’s Art Bead Scene daily blog is to unite bead artists and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work. (Here’s Heather’s personal blog.)
The collaborations of the Art Bead Scene’s wire, metal, glass and polymer artists result in trendy, nostalgic assemblages of friends’ work and scavenged beads from the past.
Heather’s Humblebeads gallery on Flickr tracks how Heather’s polymer beads have been used by 23 of her fellow designers over the last couple of years (like this necklace from Lorelei Eurto that uses Heather’s work as a focal bead).
Most of the members of her group concentrate on one medium and when it’s time to create a wearable piece, they happily pick and choose the components from a wide array of baubles.
Other artists who work with polymer on the Art Bead Scene roster of editors include Cindy Gimbrone and Lynn Davis (hope I didn’t miss anyone). Warning: the links lead you to lovely sites that may suck up your afternoon.
Christine Damm ,
Much of my finished work was done in response to the ABS Monthly Challenges. As you know, I work in polymer too and doing those challenges has given me the opportunity to amass a respectable body of work, something I’ve never done before. I love the Art Bead Scene!
Love your polymer ideas :0)
heather powers ,
Thank you for such a lovely write up! The Art Bead Scene is an amazing community and one I’m so happy to be part of.
Our newest editor, Shannon LeVart – aka MissFickleMedia also works in polymer clay.