Among Brenda Behrens' collection of miniatures sets a bowl of Hand Turned Wooden Beads. The beads are normally on another shelve but, I moved things around while taking photos. The Correctable Miniatures are a favorite of many.
Brenda teaches Wood Turning and Carving at Yavapai College here in Prescott, while enjoying a spot at Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery.
Being a Jewelry Designer as well as Bead Maker I am happy to see more loose beads come into the gallery. Many of these wooden beads are perfect for Off Loom Bead Weaving pieces. Some are perfect as a pendant adding, or not, beads or stones to the mix.
These are some of Brenda's first buttons in the gallery and I immediately snapped them up for several special projects I am working on for the "Sisterhood of Spinning Tales" show at Arts Prescott in Fall.
The sizes of the buttons in the photo begin with a bit larger than a silver dollar and some are a bit smaller.
At the bottom right is one of Brenda's Wooden Cabochons. Seed Bead designers will enjoy working with them because of the weight of the wood. This will make a great focal piece for a necklace, brooch or anything your desire to create. Each piece has the type of wood listed for the collector.
This is just the beginning for Brenda and I am anxious to see the Buttons, Cabochons and Beads develop. It is exciting to be one of the first to create with these great pieces of wooden art.
Of Course, Brenda has a collection of larger Hand Carved, Hand Turned Vases and Artful Sculptures at
Arts Prescott Cooperative Gallery, 134 S. Montezuma St.--Heart of Whiskey Row.