Friday, October 24, 2008

Meet Bead Artist Barbara Ellis

Hello everyone! It's been a bit since I blogged... the pre-holiday rush has started! In between working at my bench, attending ArtWalk Lancaster, and nursing Ollie I have met some great artists the last few weeks! I want to make sure I share them and their beautiful creations with you. I will be featuring these inspiring artists in my blog this week.

Tonight the spotlight is on Bead Artist, Barbara Ellis. Barbara creates unbelievable beaded jewelry. Her designs have been featured in Beadwork Magazine and she offers 61 original patterns at You will not be able to resist trying one of her designs! She shared the cuff bracelet pictured above with me last week--Barbara calls this design the "Wicked", you can find her pattern at and the face cabochon is from our SWJ ebay store.

In her words: "This gothic inspired cuff bracelet is called "Wicked." The vampire cabochon reminds me of a Versace or Medusa face, especially with the branched fringed snake hair surrounding it. Very dimensional and outrageous." Barbara's pattern comes complete with written instructions, graphs, photos, colors, and a list of material and the sources used. Be sure to check out some of her other designs--I've added pictures of her new Pumpkin Patch Cuff and Vampiress Cuff, both stunning. Look at all of the detail around the Vampiress face cabochon! I also love Barbara's Creative Hands Cuff, Three Graces Cuff, Riverbank, and Cherry Blossom Panel Bracelet--Oh, there's too many to list here, the more I look the more I like!

Thank you Barbara for your kindness, sharing your creations, and for inspiring me! Your talent amazes me!

1 comment:

  1. I've always admired the work that goes into beaded jewelry using such small beads. Thanks for sharing.