Monday, May 18, 2015

Intriguing Finds

Sample of "Padre" trade beads on order
I'm in a holding pattern. While looking to see how far I might have to drive to find a quality bead shop in order to purchase the beads I need for Masks, I innocently clicked on a link for BeadShop.com. Oh . . . my . . . goodness. To think I was going to settle for ordinary matte seed beads. Instead, I've ordered up a variety of old African trade beads from this California shop. I am so excited with this find (and that shipping is free on orders of any size) but must be patient as they make their way north.

Eagle by Sherry Orchard
In the meantime, I'm sharing an artist I ran across in a tourist guide for my region. I can appreciate Western art but usually I'm not particularly drawn to it. However, Walla Walla, WA artist Sherry Orchard adds a twist that intrigued me. She creates her acrylic paintings directly on feathers. See more of her work here.

4 comments:

Sherrie Spangler said...

Oh my goodness is right! I just got totally absorbed in their projects and signed up for the newsletter.

Living to work - working to live said...

Love those beads!!! Much more interesting than the normally flat coloured beads.

The Inside Stori said...

Oh my gosh....I've never seen anything like the work this artist does. Tx's for the introduction.....

Chris said...

Nice beads. I really like others on their website. While the feather art is interesting and requires a lot of talen it is not my cup of tea.