Have Fun with Color This Spring

Spring is a great time to open your eyes and take in the abundance of color blooming all around you. Even if it’s just new leaves budding in the trees. After a long, grey winter, it’s hard to take the vibrant green hues of leaves for granted. Click the images below to get a better view of what’s new with Whispering Iris this Spring.

 
 
   
 

Beads I Get From Others

I love shopping for beads, it’s dangerously fun. What bead craft person doesn’t? What I really think is fun is when other people buy me beads. I am always surprised at the generosity of the gift, but am more surprised by the creative purchasing. I typically receive beads in colors that I would probably overlook on my own shopping excursions. This challenges me to create designs in color schemes outside of my creative box. Below are pictures of new bead gifts I’ve received in great colors for Spring and Summer. Also, there are pictures of some of my own recent pick of new glass and gemstone beads. I think I’ll be very busy in the weeks to come.


My good friend GMK gave me these beautiful, faceted garnet beads.

 
These wonderful Czech and dichroic glass beads were given to me by my brother.  Continue reading