“My Signature Style”……..

Someone recently asked me what my signature style is and that got me thinking.

I am very much influenced by the colours of the ocean as I spent many years working on the beach at Seal Bay as a guide and it was the draw of the ocean that brought me to Seal Bay (via an ex-husband) so that is an influence in most of my favourite beads.

I love textures and the organic feel of silver on glass, something I incorporate a lot of in my beads. I am not saying it is a look or technique I created but it was one which I fell in love with and have incorporated into my ‘signature beads’ with a twist….. literally, a twist to bring out the colours and combine the textures.

Just a few examples of recent beads which I had to photograph to upload on ArtFire for sale to raise funds for the Queensland Flood Relief fund.

Do you see a signature style?

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Sometimes I melt the glass smooth and at other times (my personal preference) I leave some texture on the bead which the wearer/owner can appreciate, much like a ‘worry bead’ or a ‘thinkers stone’………

Well……. back to the caravan to take advantage of this cooler weather. Making beads when it is hot is a challenge and I am trying to put together a stockpile of beads to make earrings and maybe simple bracelets and necklaces……… stay tuned!

~~~ SimplyBea – Kangaroo Island ~~~

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Calendula flowers from my garden…..

Some pics of the lovely Calendula flowers I have in the garden at the moment.

They are such a beautifully sunny yellow that it cheers me up straight away just looking at the flowers. They are so stunning and just the variations in yellow is amazing as well.

Close up of one of my Calendulas
Close up of Calendula
Calendula Close up
Another Calendula Close up
Another Calendula Close up
A Bright Yellow Calendula
The Calendula Patch
The Calendula Patch - After harvesting!

Well – I should have thought about taking the photo BEFORE HARVESTING the flowers that day but there are so many new flowers again today that I might get another pic later. I am so pleased that they have done well and apparently they self sow so I will have lots more plants and flowers from now on.

~~~ SimplyBea ~~~

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