This is the 3rd in my series of Etsy Treasurys Dedicated to EBW Team members.
Recently I interviewed bead artist Melody Murray on my blog: Focus On: Melody Murray.
Finding out that she loves beadwork, critters, gardening and handmade art inspired this treasury featuring: SalamanderHouse, GretchenKramp, caraway, PotteryByAnn, WickedOakDesign, thebeadlounge, watermelonkidz, CINEWEENIE, myfairladyvt4, naturaldevelopments, AnnE
I knew I wanted to use Melody's fabulous beaded headband so the treasury would be basically green.
When I searched salamander I found an adorable orange guy and a great tile, but much else that really caught me. I widened the search as I knew that Melody had a thing for lizards of all kinds. I found a bunch of great lizards, but didn't want to only have lizards so I narrowed it down to three, a mug, another orange/brown tile and a great psychedelic iguana! He's actually a doctored photo. I had an iguana once. He was awesome.
Melody is playing with hot glass these days so I went searching for green beads in my favorites and found two (1,2) that screamed texture/garden/reptile.
Tons of EBW Team items were green, but I was looking for lizardy textures and found so many wonderful things! It was tough to narrow it down, but there's only so much space!
I really love AnnE's work. I know her personally. She does the kind of thing that many don't take as serious art, but if I painted it would be along those lines.
I found so much that couldn't cram it all in, but I love the result and I hope Melody did too!
Till tomorrow afternoon, you can see everything a bit closer here.