These ice resin earrings are perfect bead bling for the Holidays from Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

Bead Bling a Natural Part of Holiday Show

As a member of a co-operative gallery (I joined Amapola Gallery in 2013), my displays change and rearrange regularly. Plus, when items sell, displays accommodate the differences. On a quarterly basis, every artist changes position and the entire energy of the gallery shifts as a result.

My presentation varies to accommodate new inventory, changes in seasonal colors and themed collections. Many artists refer to a ‘body of work’ or a theme. When I add stock, I consider collections: my tribal collection, my resin and leather collection, or, my Holiday bling collection.

I’m presenting a one-woman Holiday Show 11am – 7pm Friday, November 18 at Silk Road Collection near the corner of Eubank and Spain in Albuquerque. A bling collection will figure prominently in my new work for this show. Who doesn’t need a little bling for the Holidays?

What about a blown glass focal with fabulous bronze pearls?

This glass focal and pearls may be part of Bead Bling for the HOlidays, a collection from Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

©2016, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Glass focal and pearls

Or, consider the bead-bling appeal of rough-cut, faceted amethyst?

Rough cut amethyst makes a perfect bead-bling candidate for Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

©2016, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Amethyst bling

I have lots of ideas waiting in my stash!

Naturally, I’ll add resin earrings, such as these fire opal hearts with nail-head bezel detail. (NOTE TO SELF: Plan another ice-resin opportunity prior to this event!)

These ice resin earrings are perfect bead bling for the Holidays from Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

©2016, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Ice-Resin Earrings

By popular request, I will feature additional bead-loom earrings in a variety of colors. These designs are light-weight, unusual, and sophisticated. In addition to the purple and turquoise, I’m planning to complete sets of black/gold and silver/blue.

These bead loom earrings are part of the bead bling for holiday collection from Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

©2016, Mary Ellen Merrigan, Bead Loom Earrings

In summary, my work is cut out for me. It’s less than one month until my Holiday Show at Silk Road Connection.

Bead Bling Holiday Show Details:

11am – 7pm, Friday, November 18, 2016
Silk Road Connection
5200 Eubank Road NE Suite E-6 (Spain & Eubank)
Albuquerque, NM 87111
505.292.7088
www.mysilkroadconnection.com

Need I bling more for the Holiday Show?