New York artist or beadist Jan Huling is known for her diverse bead-work. She can transform just about any object, such as dolls, toys or statues, into a dreamy piece of ornamental luxury. This process completely alters the original object, covering them with beautiful bead-work designs and allowing us to see them as pure form without their usual connotations. Check more Huling’s work on her website.
For Halloween, what could be more festive than a dressed up skull? The company Our Exquisite Corpse worked with the Huichol people of Mexico to create these beaded skulls. The Huichol people believe in the power of the Sun God, ancestor spirits and the four principle deities – Deer, Corn, Peyote and the Eagle. They live in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Western Mexico and habe a long history of creating beaded art. Each beautifully patterned and brightly colored skull features intricate craftsmanship and are uniquely different from one another. It is really impressive to see these incredible hand beaded skulls and I bet it will be one of those most eye-catching Halloween decorations.
Like the Lego animal sculptures we featured yesterday? Today we will present you with another set of stunning animal sculptures made of thousands of glass beads. Kohei Nawa, the artist behinds those amazing glass art, is a sculptor and assistant professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design. He has done a lot of great artwork, while for me, his work in beads is particularly interesting. By covering surface of an object with transparent glass beads, the existence of the object itself is replaced by “a husk of light“, and the new vision “the cell of an image” (PixCell) is shown. Those beautiful glass beads resemble huge dew drops, which make the sculptures incredibly sparkling. Really love how he beautifully incorporates nature… [source],[source]