Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Bead Wish List: Lovely Leaves

Pressed leaf beads are an accent bead staple. They work well with both beadwork and stringing projects, can be used as accents, focals, and even in large, lush quantities. Most function as drops, with top drilled holes, and some are center drilled. In short, leaf beads are a delight to work with.

Like flowers and other natural elements, leaves also provide inspiration for other bead styles, including lampwork and polymer clay designs. This month’s wish list is full of lovely leaves for fall!

Brown and Turquoise Lampwork Leaf Headpins
by Star Girl Jewelry

Red Tiger Eye Czech Glass Maple Leaf
from Artbeads.com

Multicolor Turquoise Leaf Pendants
from Auntie's Beads

Brown Polymer Clay Leaf Beads
by Tina Holden Designs

Carved Red Horn Leaf Beads
from Fusionbeads

Ezel Orange Filigree Leaf Pendant
from Beadaholique

Peach Czech Glass Leaves
from Garden of Glass

Fire Leaves Lampwork Pendants
by Silvia Art Glass

Pink River Shell Leaf Pendants
from Beads Direct

Spearmint Ruby Czech Glass Leaf Drops
from Lima Beads

What's your favorite kind of leaf or leaf bead?

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  1. What gorgeous beads! I do botanical drawings and love leaves! I think one of my favorites is a dogwood leaf with the long veins and rippling edges. Very elegant.

  2. I'm sure that you know how much I love leaves! Czech pressed glass leaves are my favorite. I don't have a favorite shape or color because I like so many of them. Nice picks!


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