Unispiration is going around a lot these days—–with everyone it seems. And yes, I caught it again.
Out came my design notebook and I turned my favorite music on. That worked for a while…
But when that failed too, I went window shopping on Etsy. Browsing through the creations of my favorite artists always helps to rekindle my creative flame. This time I was looking at critters. Cute and cuddly critters. You already know that I love making critter beads, but I also enjoy looking at what others create——it's amazing how the same animal can take on so many different forms and totally adorable expressions——all dependent on their creator!
I recently became the happy owner of one such critter:Lauren of Maybeads after my own sweet girl Pepper.
Lauren makes dogs of all kinds.
And even the occasional orange hippo!
On my journey through Etsy I found many more cute and cuddly critters, here are just a few of my favorites…
More pooches, this time from elukk.
And kitties. I love her rustic style!
ChevreFeuille. I can never resist horses——they have a very special place in my heart.
lagrenouillerose. I love the color combinations that she uses in her critters.
DeniseAnnette. She really has a knack for bold colors.
This goofy kitty is from bykeiara. His eyes say it all!
I love this little smiling murrini turtle from loribeads. I would put him on a bracelet… but then again, I put just about everything on bracelets. I like being able to see the jewelry I'm wearing.
Lesley Watt looks like she would would be good at keeping secrets… you might know she's got a secret by her eyes, but she would never tell it! lol
loribeads that I want too! This little dachshund is so ready for his forever home.
2CoolBeads have been one of my favorites for a long time. I bet you didn't know that growing up I cared for a flock of 150 hens——and yes, most of them had names.
This crackled glazed gorgeous bluebird is from SlateStudiosSupply. Crackle glaze is a favorite of mine.
And lastly, but not at all least some cute rustic owls from kylieparry.
And now I'm going to have to ask Linda for a drawer (or two) in her antique Hamilton printers cabinet so I can adopt all the cute critters I found! ;-)
I hope you enjoyed my eye candy post today. Do you make critter beads? Or maybe you have some favorites that you've adopted recently?
I'm going now to follow Jen's prescription for unspiriation and am going to clean my studio… see you in two weeks…
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! I hope you all have a good time with family… and maybe some time for your beads!