These beautiful designs are created by our talented and inspirational Artbeads Design Partners. Using a winter theme as inspiration, the Design Partners beautifully brought forth the beauty and spirit of the winter season in their designs. I’ve posted a few of my favorites on the blog, but there are many more amazing pieces that I just didn’t have room for. Feel free to visit the Artbeads Facebook Gallery to see many more!
Beadwork by Amanda
This aqua design comes to us from a blogger well used to the cold and snow. She lives in New York! I love her color choice and the graduating look of the glass beads on the earrings.
Empress of Ice by Yuliya of Yuliyart
Yuliya was inspired to create a design that featured the feminine side of winter, and this detailed masterpiece is the result! The Swarovski crystals and dangling drops combined with the intricate design work well to create the impression of an ice queen.
Midnight Winter Moon by Brenda of Brenda’s Jewelry Box
Brenda’s bracelet uses deep blue pearl beads and a Swarovski moon pendant to give the impression of a crisp winter night. She did a great job incorporating many elements, while still keeping the design unified and uncluttered.
Helouise of Farrielle Design and Fashionista
This lovely design captures the sparkle of a snowy day. Helouise used warm-toned pearls that nevertheless provide a winter feel to these earrings, and they look great!
Lisa of Lucid Moon Studio
Lisa lives in Florida, so she doesn’t get the winter snow and ice that many of us see every year. Instead of focusing on ice and snow, her design features what she sees in the winter months: a cheerful bird with bare branches. Having lived in Florida for several years, I think she captured the winter there perfectly.
Snowflowers by Andrew Thornton
Andrew Thornton used filigree flowers, crystals and Keshi pearls to create a design fit for a playful winter nymph. This photograph just shows off the focal points. Go to his blog to see the whole thing and find out more about what inspired him.
Winter Illuminations by Cynthia of Bead Origami
Cynthia got her inspiration for this design from winter in Japan. They light up parks and shrines at night, producing a vibrancy that you wouldn’t normally see in a winter scene. This design shows off that vibrant color!
Valentine on Ice by Kelley of Kell’s Creative Musings
Kelley was inspired by both winter and Valentine’s Day for this design. Resin and clear druk beads add an icy feel to the heart pendant.
The Three Fates by Jennie of The Bead Doodler
This elegantly beaded design nicely emphasizes the blue and white cameo at its center. This design looks like a picture window into a winter story.