Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Welcome to Inspiration & Collaboration; The Social Artist! The Inner Workings of Collaborations and Limited Edition GIVEAWAY announcement!

Hello friends!

I can't even explain just how incredibly excited I am to be writing our FIRST blog here on Inspiration & Collaboration; The Social Artist! Staci is the mastermind behind this special blog, but together we have had the pleasure of putting our creative minds together for a collaboration!

So what is a collaboration? A collaboration is the coming together of artists to creatively invent a work of art  using each of  their adept skills. When I met Staci through the Bead Soup Blog Party, I had no idea that our friendship and love of beads would lead us here. How exciting huh?! I can't tell you how many times I have been inspired by Staci's work and where we have "volleyed" ideas back and forth to each other.

Here is just one of the many examples. From left to right: my "Vortex Flower", Staci's "Swirl Flower", and my "Vortex Anemone Flower". 

You know every good bead needs to be created into an equally beautiful piece of jewelry, right?! 
Here is a GORGEOUS bracelet Staci created using her lichen bead, hoop and spiral "s" clasp along with my recycled bottle glass beads.
I just LOVE this one she created with her bronze donut and my "Ancient Pebble" focal.
Sometimes when you design things just JUMP together! Check out this incredible design with art beads by: Staci, Karen and me.

.... and THEN you can make a design just DRIPPING with art beads!

Creativity has no limits!  So jump into your bead box and start designing something fabulous!

Well friends, it's FINALLY time to release our special LIMITED EDITION COLLABORATION SETS! Can you believe it?! This has been months in the making and it's time to BUST out the BEADS!

I know it's been awhile, so let me re-fresh your memory of what is in store....
Do you love those limes, teals, and yellows?

Maybe you dig those gorgeous "turning leaves" fall colors.

... or maybe you like some "every day" wear neutrals. Whatever the case may be...
Yes, friends, ONE of these amazing sets will be YOURS! 

So hop back to our blog on Monday for details about how to snag your LIMITED EDITION COLLAB set before anyone else gets one! Yep, our lucky winner will be the FIRST one to not only get ONE of the 25 sets, we have, but they will have it an entire week before they are released to the general public!!

We can't WAIT to see you on Monday!

xo Genea


  1. WOW what a giveaway and OMG the collaboration is amazing! I saw Staci's necklace in person and it is so stunning! I will surly stay tuned for more!

  2. amazing work! looks like you are having fun also! enjoy, gv

  3. LOL@ Karen! Ermahgerd! Spercerl Erderteron Berds!

    Kristin- It's ONE of those sets, Kristin ;) Those photos are only half of the collaboration beads from the sets!! Awww thanks so much! We are so excited about it!! It's been a long time in the making! We can't wait to see you again Kristen!

    Gail- So great to see you here! Thanks so much! Oh my, we sure are!!

    Kreestahl- Thanks so much!

    xo Genea

  4. Lovely, the lime greens are gorgeous but I love the subdued hues of the white and grey too!

  5. Thanks Penny! I love them all as well. It was really fun to work in so many color palettes. xo Genea

  6. Congrats on your new blog!!! The collaborative jewelry and bead sets are truely awesome. I especially love the autumn hued sets. You and Staci are so amazingly creative and together your work is stunning!

  7. Thanks so much Linda! I love them all! Each set is so unique! Awww thank you so much for your kind words! xo Genea

  8. You two definitely make a winning team. This looks like a beautiful friendship and blog in the making!
    (any chance you could turn the captcha off for the blog?)

    1. Thanks Shirley! (and yes, I think its off now;)

    2. Thanks Shirley! I agree! It has been such a wonderful adventure already!

  9. Congrats on the new blog! What a great idea - the beads are so lovely and the designs "jump together" so well!

  10. Colour, shape, texture - rustic, interesting and inspiring! Wonderful you guys :-)

  11. Thanks so much Peggy! We are so excited about our new adventure!
    Thanks so much Rebecca! It has been such an exciting ride! So much more to come!

    xo Genea