Generally, when I think of beads, I think JEWELRY! Well, that’s not always the only solution to using these tiny treasures.
I currently sell my jewelry designs at a local co-op in Fort Collins, CO called Trimble Court Artisans, and our feature display in September focuses on bicycles! The 50+ members are encouraged to create bicycle-inspired artwork for this showing, and it can be in any medium we choose. Well, after Courtney showed me this little bicycle at Wishful Living that needed some TLC, I knew I needed to bead-dazzle it. With a broken head-lamp and rickety seat, this bike was hiding back in the stock room and I brought it back to life.
Using seed-beads intertwined in the basket, along with Czech-glass beaded flowers, a little wire, and a few items from the craft store, I was able to turn this bicycle into a beaded beauty! Now I just hope it goes to a good home, where it will be put on display and brighten up someone’s space. Although, I almost don’t want to let it go…
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