Bead Bugs with Picture Frame wire

Sometimes you just want to have fun!

Fidgeting with picture frame wire, twirling it and making funny objects with it and sometimes creating with colourful beads.

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This summer my creative inspiration comes from a wonderful person by the name of Vita (Life) living up to her name she puts a lot of zest and excitement into designing FUN.

These BEAD BUGS; worms, lady bugs, dragonflies and bees are all connected with picture frame wire and a lovely selection of beads and buttons.

Designing, is a process of playing and trying different ideas, seeing how things may work out. With the Blue Bug; repetition of colour and same beads for the feet captures the character of the bug. Bee Bracelet is about colour and pattern, alternating black and yellow.  Lady Bug, has texture (like in the butt) and colour combinations that blend, with wire legs.

It’s nice to know that there is always a willing spirit out there that will inspire me to play.

*Did you know that picture frame wire comes in different weights? 20lbs 30lbs, etc. the more wire or copper strands on the braided wire creates strength.

*Also, picture frame wire is protected by plastic coating, making it easier to play / work with.



About artist and illustrator

I'm a textile artist, resourceful and excited about making things. Dog walks with my pooch "Charlie" is inspiring and an opportunity to develop ideas from nature and people whom we meet on our strolls. There is a story behind my art making, it's in the series, I don't make just one but many from the same idea, but! not one will look like the other, each piece of art is "one-of-a-kind".
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1 Response to Bead Bugs with Picture Frame wire

  1. vmmiller says:

    The most beautiful bug’s I’ve ever seen! How inspiring! Thank you!

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