Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Interview with Barbara Bechtel of Floridity

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Book Review:  "Model Home" by Eric Puchner

Today on Art Bead Scene is my interview with Barbara Bechtel of Floridity, a polymer clay artist and jewelry designer. Click here to read it, click here to visit her bead store on Etsy, and here for her web store.

Barbara was one of my first Cup of Bead Soup artists, and I just love her work.  In fact, today I made this bracelet using her faceted beads, some vintage acrylic, and a Green Girl Studios winged heart.  I'm looking forward to nabbing more Green Girl beads at Bead and Button.

Speaking of Bead and Button, I leave on Friday, and don't forget I'll be having the biggest giveaway I've EVER had when I get back!  

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. Have fun at Bead and Button! Can't wait to hear your trip report when you get back!

  2. Now that is a lovely "clay" bracelet. I have a whole new apperication for clay now. Be Blessed

  3. I leave for bead and button Thursday after work. My friend Sue and I are driving from Michigan. We hope to be able to shop on Friday when we get there. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency and we will be there all weekend. Are you flying? I would love to meet you in person.

  4. It was a great interview. Love her work and your bracelet highlights Barbara's beads beautifully.

  5. Anonymous5:35 AM

    Hope you have a grand time at the show! Barbara's beads are awesome, I'll have to go take a look. Thanks!

  6. Have a most wonderful time!

  7. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Thank you for introducing us to such a wonderful artist, her jewelry is way cool!
    Take care,

  8. Barbara rocks in oh, so many ways! Loved your feature :) And can't wait for your B&B report and goodies!

  9. Oh how wish I could go to the show. I'm sure you will have loads of fun!!! Enjoy!

  10. OMG! I love this bracelet!!! On my way to your website to see if it's for sale!


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