Monday, April 14, 2008

Goddess Galore: the Artful Nude

One of the reasons I began lampworking in the first place, after initially having looked at about a million lampwork beads, was this: The awe-inspirering beads of the incredibly talented Teresa Laliberté of Lavendercreek

(Thank you Teresa , for letting me use your picture :)

When I first saw her work, my jaw dropped. I went through every picture of hers that I could find, particularly here
At first I thought these ladies were little statuettes, and I were amazed to find out all this detail were actually crammed into a much smaller space. They were beads, Ladies and Gentlemen, and so I were firmly bitten by the BeadBug!
Once I had my own setup, of course I had to try my newbie-hands at making goddesses. I did get the likeness of a woman out of it (sort of) and I were so thrilled. Now I see that they were not so hot, and that I have learnt a lot in the year I have been making beads. These are the stages I have gone through

Ah yes, much better now. I can't wait to see where I will be in another years time :)

Other goddess makers well worth a mentioning:
Rachelle, who also makes guys.
J C Herrell, goddesses with glitz
Ellyloo, who makes some real cute tiny ones with wings
Angelinabeadalina, who makes strange and intriguing female sculptures
and Becky Casady, from a recent search, who works in polymer clay, both beads and sculptures.

Go visit all of them, this is beautiful stuff. It is nice to see that there are so many ways to do a Goddess Bead, even if the basic idea is the same.



david santos said...

Excellent work. Thank you.
You are Master!
I loved this post and this blog.
Have a nice day

Profusion said...

Thank you so much, how nice of you to say so :)
Keep up the good work in your own blog.

CopperSpringsLeather said...

Amazing work!

Profusion said...

Yes, who knew the world of glassbeads were so awesome? And Thank You if youmeant mine ;)

Anonymous said...

Lovely job! Its amazing to fit so much into such a little space. I love to see the progression over years. Sometimes when I look back at my early jewelry, I have to cringe just a little. But we all gotta start somewhere!

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like you've come quite a way in a years time. Good work.

I quite like Casady's twisted goddess beads. Thanks for all the links.

Profusion said...

Kinichi, yes a bit of a cringe as I did sell a set of my very first ladies (from somewhere in between the first 2 pics). But the girl was happy with them, so ... :)

Desert Diva, Thank you, and you're welcome :)


Caroline said...

Gorgeous work!!

Wallcakes said...

I'm often deceived by images on the internet. That first picture could definitely be a statue.

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