Sunday, September 05, 2010

Etsy Finds for Beaders -- Art for Inspiration

Today I wanted to share some of the stellar art on Etsy.  I'm in the process of redecorating my office a bit and planning ahead for the new addition (all those walls and shelves begging for something pretty!) so I've been strolling through Etsy quite a lot.  While looking, I thought how the art sparked my creativity and gave me palettes for creating jewelry.  I hope they inspire you, too!  (And buy handmade!)

"Sea Garden" by Wyanne       
"La Chouette" by Irina Soroka

"Forget Not" by Mae Chevrette
"Contemporary Abstract Tree" by Sascalia

I hope you enjoyed your visit through the virtual art gallery -- please continue it by clicking on the artist's names and enjoy their shops!



Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.

24 comments:

  1. wow....such beautiful art.

    I spend way too much time shopping on etsy :o) there are so many wonderful art forms yet to try.

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  2. Oh yeah, those are so great! Beautiful, each of them!

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  3. These are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. These are wonderful!
    I like the first one especially. Definitely finding inspiration in that one.

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  5. Thanks, Lori! Amazing art work!!! It's easy to be inspired by these!

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  6. Beautiful artworks, Lori! Soft colors, but not too sweet!

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  7. Wow - love the owl! Thxs for sharing, Lori.

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  8. Wonderful pieces you've shared with us!
    Sea Garden is amazing and I adore the bare foot Kahlil Gibran quote so much.
    Thank you for visiting my Magpie's Nest, it was a nice way to find your lovely blog!
    oxo

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  9. I love the colors! So bright and cheerful. They would certainly be a great addition to any home.

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  10. Those are great colors! Very inspiring

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  11. Thanks for sharing...I'll have to refer back once my studio is done.

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  12. Nice choices, but we already know you have wonderful taste. I would love to put any of those in my surroundings. Thanks for coming to my blog!

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  13. Is it strange that I see several ideas for lampwork beads? I swear I can't look at anything without thinking "ohh that would make a cool bead"
    Love all the Inspiration.

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  14. Oh, love those! Especially the first one and the Kahlil Gibran quote! Great picks!

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  15. And thanks for reminding me to share Etsy finds on my blog, too. Lovely, lovely!!

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  16. Inspiration at it's finest. What a gorgeous post today. The owl on the writings tripped my trigger as well as the Sea Garden. Maybe all of the will end up on your shelves-wink.

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  17. So beautiful, Lori. I especially love the "Forget Not" piece - those soft muted colors and just my thing.

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  18. Nice choices Lori, Love the whimsy and bright colors!
    They will not only inspire but cheer up the room!

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  19. Love all the yummy colors and shapes, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Beautiful art! Don't you just love Wyanne's stuff? Her blog is wonderful too....

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  21. Wow, Sea Garden is marvelous!

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  22. Wow, thank you so much for featuring my "Forget Not" print-- it really means a lot to me that you wanted to share it with your readers! And I'm so happy I found my way over here too, because I LOVE the Sea Garden print... its beautiful!

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  23. Love all of the inspirational pieces - especially Mae Chevrette's print - I purchased that print about a month ago for my studio!!! LOVE IT!!!

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