April 10, 2016

Three Image Resources for Jewelry Designers and Beadmakers

I've been busy this weekend teaching workshops for the Baltimore Bead Society and one question that came up is where to find images that you can use for bead and jewelry making. Just a little FYI, images created before the 1920's are public domain and you may use them royalty free. 

The Graphics Fairy - this website has tons of free vintage images to use in your projects. You'll need to resize them and can use  Picmonkey.com to do that for free or take them to a copy shop and have the images reduced to your desired size. 

Piddix - offers collage sheets for sale that could be used for jewelry and bead applications. They come in many different sizes so find the ones that fit your needs. She has some great Alice in Wonderland ones. 

Dover - is a publishing company that offers collections of public domain images. You can find them in your local library, bookstore or online

Here are some pictures of my student's work. The Baltimore Bead Society is a great group, they were so much fun! One of the guild members took pictures today so I'll have more to share soon. 

April 3, 2016

Inspiration Kits!

This is the Art Bead Scene's inspiration for the April Monthly Challenge. It's an amazing painting by Helen Frankenthaler titled Jacob's Ladder. I love this color palette so much! 

I pulled together some inspiration kits with beads that reflect the painting. You can find them in my Humblebeads VIP Party group here