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Ocean Life

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Ocean Life Bead Fest

Ocean Life is the theme of this EBEG Bead Fest.


Sea Shell Necklace EBEG Ocean Challenge

Sea Shell Necklace

This beautiful necklace is made from real seashells from North Carolina. Designed and made by Linda Pratt of beadifuljewelry

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All these treasures were collected on the beaches, at Bimini, rocks from La Jolla and tiny shells from Oregon. This bright and sparkly piece measures 30″ long. The shells, rocks and beads are all embroidered into a bib style collar and set with a chain extender. A handcuff clasp makes a secure closure on the back. What a great way to keep summer beach memories. This is a true piece of art given by the sea.

Designed and made by Deborah Glasser of deborahglasser1


Cannon Beach Around My Neck

A Jeff Barber glass cabochon is the focal point of this necklace.

Designed and made by Jean Erickson of Beadditz

Ocean Life Bead Embroidered Necklace

Beach glass is surrounded with glass seed bead embroidery to create this piece

Designed and made by Bev Haring of EsmerldasStudio

Bead Embroidered Mermaid Purse Bag with genuine Art Deco Celluloid Frame

Bead Embroidered Mermaid Purse Bag with genuine Art Deco Celluloid Frame

Bead Embroidered Mermaid Purse Bag with genuine Art Deco Celluloid Frame

This mermaid is made from a Laura Mears face cabochon, vintage sequins, seed beads and uses various bead embroidery stitches. The frame is a genuine Art Deco bakelite / celluloid frame which was made in France in the 1920’s or 30’s

Designed and made by Melanie Harding of Lindmel

The Dolphin – le Dauphin 

A black lip shell dolphin is the centerpiece of this cuff bracelet.
It represent ocean life and is ornated with paua shells cabochon, dyed light blue green freshwater pearls and Many shades of blue and gold seed Beads and delicas Beads.

Designed and made by Fiby Kreutzer of PhoebesPearlsGeneve




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Vintage Mixed Media

Vintage Mixed Media was chosen for this EBEG Bead Fest and we have some beautiful entries.


Vintage style bead embroidered necklace  – With a background of satin ribbon and tea-dyed lace, this necklace is a charmer. Glass beads and pearls, and sequins accentuate the ribbon and lace. It measures 20 inches and is 2.5 inches at its widest. The clasp is an antiqued silver toggle.  Designed and made by Jackie Goldberg from Beadadorn
Vintage Mixed Media cuffShabby Chic Rose Garden Bead Embroidered Cuff – In this altered art and multimedia bracelet included objects such as fabric yo yos ,filigrees ,vintage crocheted pieces, bridal lace, silk flossing thread and lots of other goodies. This is my entry for the EBEG BEADFEST. It is called SHABBY CHIC ROSE GARDEN.  Designed and made by Sharayah Sheldon from 4uidzne
vintage copper cuffVintage Copper Bead Embroidered Bracelet – Vintage copper stampings surrounded with new and vintage beads in glass and copper form this organically shaped bracelet. Designed and made by Bev Haring from  EsmerldasStudio
Native American made cuff bracelet, bead embroidered agate surrounded with fur – Tribal Bling! An Mexican Crazy Lace Agate with rhinestones and seed beads.  Designed and made by Carolyn Turner from gitksanfire


Nature’s Beauty

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For this Bead Fest, the theme of “Nature’s Beauty” was chosen.


 Beadwork, bead embroidery, beaded, floral necklace ‘MOOLEY’ with labradorite, pyrite and hematite -Effective and original floral necklace Mooley from NATURE collection designed and made by  StudioAILLIL
Ocean Jasper Choker. Is a close fitting 17″ choker of Jasper and bead work. Ocean Jasper choker is made of large pieces of ocean jasper.Each of which has been embroidered and crystals applied. Gemstones and pearls accentuate some of the cabochons, and some contain small druzy sections. The neck chain is made of strung barrel shaped ocean jasper beads.A fold over magnetic clasp studded with tiny swarovski crystals, finish this neck piece. Designed and made by Deborah Glasser from deborahglasser1 
Labradorite stone pendant, autumn jewelry, bead embroidered, soutache, brown, copper – Beautiful, brown, golden cream, almond pearl color labradorite pendant. So rich and deep, like it’s inspiration – autumn. Designed and made by OhMyMuseJewelry
OOAK Mookaite Beaded Butterfly Necklace – Mookaite is a beautiful Australian stone in an extreme range of colors, often found within the same stone. The two matched cabochons bead embroidered into this necklace range from white to deep red, with yellow and purple in between. More Mookaite stone beads are woven into the neck straps in the same variety of colors. I adapted a butterfly clasp pattern by Heather Collin, with minimal alterations, to work with the necklace. A thermo-sensitive polymer bead makes an interesting, ornamental lower body for the butterfly.  Designed and made by  from Beadditz
Necklace – ” Frogs and Toads” Native American made carved bone and agate statement necklace – Frogs on a Lily pad. Carved bone cabochons flank an agate cabochon. Designed and made by from gitksanfire
Necklace Bead Embroidered Sea Sediment – Necklace Bead Woven & Embroidered. Designed and made by from LissC


Opposites Attract

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Opposites are the theme of this EBEG Bead Fest.


 Black and White Bead Embroidered Bracelet – A black and white theme  prevails through this bracelet designed and made by Connie Pienaar from ConniqueJewellery
Patchwork necktie evening bag. Was his, now hers-This silk necktie has been transformed into an evening bag. The patterns have been embroidered in beads, crystals, pearls and rhinestones. The 17″ strap allows for a comfortable shoulder bag length. Or it can be hidden inside, and used as a clutch designed and made by Deborah Glasser from deborahglasser1 
Bead Embroidered Cuff: Quartz with Dendrites – Quartz cabochons are the centerpiece of this bead embroidered cuff. With black fossil-like dendrites they are amazing works of art in and of themselves. Designed and made by Jean Erickson from Beadditz
VORTEX of a GALAXY: Bead embroidered bracelet – VORTEX: a whirly or circular motion that flows about an imaginary axis; straight or curved.  Designed and made by Sharayah Sheldon from 4uidzne
Bead Embroidery Butterfly Necklace – Butterfly is all hand embroidery. Two sterling-silver butterfly beads. Chain is all beadweaving. Black and white hence “opposites attract”. Black and white ab crystals and lots of Czech fire-polish Black AB crystals.  Designed and made by Catherine J. Taylor from jewelrytaylormade


Red Carpet Bead Fest

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Red Carpet Bead Fest

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Row 3 R–>L

Half Past Midnight

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Half Past Midnight

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Row 2 L–>R

Row 3 R–>L

 Row 4 Center

BeadFest Victorian Style Bag

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This challenge theme indeed turned out to be a challenge for many of our members. Many started and were unable to finish their piece. It took us a few days to decide what to do about this. As a result, two of our members finished theirs and they are spectacular to say the least! So today we will share the finished pieces. In a future post we will share some WIP photos and possibly more finished pieces. Congrats to all those that did finish and made the grand attempt 🙂

The Victorian Bag theme was voted on by members. The theme originated from Chris from Good Quill Hunting. This is some of the inspiration that was given:

Here is some fantastic inspiration:

Here you will find a wealth of info regarding the ‘history and beginnings of a purse:

“In the Victorian period an extraordinary variety of types of bag appeared, in fabrics which matched or co-ordinated with different outfits, and which suited different fashionable styles of dress, and demonstrated different needlework and knitting skills. In the 1830s and 1840s flat square or circular bags were quite literally canvases for a range of decorative designs in woolwork and chenille, beadwork and ribbonwork, and ladies’ magazines described how to make them.”

EBEG Collage Victorian Bag

The Victorian Bag on the top row was done by Melanie from lindmel

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The Victorian Bag on the bottom row was done by Sarah from Beadonkulous

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