Amy gave me the book, The Art of Beadwork by Jane Lock. It is a beautiful book with wonderful projects and vivid colors.
Amy has a pair of earrings in this book! They are from a music hop we both participated in several years ago. That was the first time I saw Amy's beadwork and I became a follower of Amybeads that very day. I mean, check out these gorgeous earrings!!! How could I stay away after seeing these?!? Amy also made me a bookmark out of a butterfly wing she made for a butterfly hop we were in. I was so in love with her colors and her butterfly, so I was THRILLED to receive this bookmark charm.
Amy is in charge of Bead-It-Forward. Beaders send in a 2"x 2" square of beadwork based on the year's theme. These squares are turned into wall hangings, ornaments, quilts, shadowboxes and are auctioned off. Proceeds go to breast cancer charities. 2016's theme is Space : Out There Somewhere, There's A Cure. Check out the details on the website and make a square or two!
Here are a few of the highlights of Amy's work. Her style is so everyday wearable and even her more elaborate statement pieces are completely wearable. This is why I love her beading. It is beautiful and accessible.
All the jewelry shown here are Amy's photos and Amy's beading from her Gallery page (but there is so much more to see so click and go over there!) :
|Amy's Beauteous Bangle Tutorial on Etsy|
Thank you Amy ~ for your beady goodness, your kayaking and birding photos, your friendship :-D