Mmmm. Cupcakes with frosting heaped up on top, then decorated with cute frosting farm animals. Do they make your mouth water? Or do they inspire you in some way?
Louise, from Fire Seed Beads, posted this picture on Facebook the other day. Then she wrote, simply, "Inspiration?" You betcha! When I commented on how cute the cupcakes were, she said "I'll try if you'll try." So we both went to the torch to turn that sweet farm animal frosting into beads. Here are our results:
Louise's cow thinks she's made of frosting ~ she's trying to have a taste. Can you blame her?
Why the long face? You're awfully cute, and I have a feeling you'll be horsing around with other horsey beads soon.
I'm a huge fan of Louise's sculptural animal beads, but she also makes beautiful wearable art beads, too. Find her on Etsy and ArtFire. And her ArtFire shop is filled with her wonderful little Monkee beads:
The above cow and horse beads are my attempts. I love making cows, but this one is a little different from my usual bovine. And I've only done a couple horse heads, but they could become a habit . . .
What's kind of ironic about finding inspiration in frosting, is that I nearly took a cake-decorating class instead of the bracelet-making class that eventually led me to lampworking.
So, what has inspired you lately?