If you missed it make sure you scroll down! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
As you know to participate you need to either make or use handmade head pins, so I wanted to show you a new trend in beadmaking, glass head pins.
There are several shops on Etsy that have some great examples.
First is one of our favorite bead makers Genea Crivello-Knable
These little buggers are so stinkin cute! Not only can I see them as parts or earrings but also incorporated into a necklace. The possibilities are endless. Beautiful.
Kalera Stratton of Beadwife has been making beads for a long, long, time. She also has been making these adorable leaf head pins for a while. I love the colors and the leaf shapes are great. I can see making a loop with the wire and simply hooking them onto a earwire. Simple but very elegant.
I met Liz about three years ago at the ISGB bead convention and have loved her work ever since. She not only makes great glass head pins put also enamel ones! Take a look at her Etsy shop. She is in Brisbane, Australia so lets hope her summer cools off soon!
And finally a great picture from one of my favorite artist Kristi Bowman. I thought I would show you how she used some glass head pins in this earring design. I love the colors.
So I hope I have stirred your creative juices. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I myself am off to make my own glass headpins!