Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Working Together

Full steam ahead.  That is how I am chugging right now.  There is a lot going on, and I love it.  One of the things I have in my near future is a collaboration. 

I have made a great friend online in Genea of Genea Beads.  She is funny and creative, bright and makes wonderful glass beads, and she is really, really driven!  After our last trade (see this post) of fabulous beads, she was so inspired by my bright colored hearts (you can read about her love of colors here on her Love my ARt Jewelry guest post) she asked me if I'd like to colaborate on some bead sets.  I said yes, of course!!!

We are still working out the details, and I have to catch up with her, she is a bead making machine right now.  But here is the general idea (all hers by the way).  She makes these Wing Dings.  They are pressed beads, in multi colored sets.  I really like the shape of them, and have seen sooo many designers do amazing things with them.

Well she started to make sets based on my beads.  Here are a few of the pictures of her progress.

I love seeing the colors in my polymer beads, pulled out and made into glass like that.  She is so amazing.  Its like she disected my beads, and pulled out the best parts and made them even better.

If you would like to learn more about Gena and her work, check out her blog.  She is always trying something new or sharing a cool new technique.

More information will follow when we launch our matched beads!  In the meantime, I have work to do!!!!!!!


  1. WOW! I am loving this. I would love to buy that first set that you show. When and where can I get them? There is nothing finer in my mind than a collaboration. I just pinned it on the new Art Beads board run by Cynthia Deis of Ornamentea! ;-)

    Enjoy the day!

  2. Wing Dings! What a great name for a very cool bead. And they look gorgeous with yours. Looking forward to the results.

  3. I love this idea...and I love Genea too..she is such an amazing person...want a great colaberation...I can't wait to see the results...xox