About Me

Lindsay M Starr is a beadwork and mixed media artist currently based in Nashville, TN. She spent her early childhood in Alaska, and her school age and college years in Oregon. Lindsay has a great appreciation for history, science, and nature and is consistently inspired by insects, sea life, color, and the significance of beads and beadwork throughout human history. She spends her days beading, walking at the zoo, and practicing yoga. Lindsay loves to share her knowledge and passion for beads and beadwork to hobbyists of all skill levels.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Where, Oh Where Has March Gone?!?

Well...So...I am alive!  Actually, March has just been a crazy busy month - lots of coming and going, working, trying to find time to bead, etc.  My birthday was this month, so bead acquisition has been occurring as well!  And friends visiting from out of town...and trips to the zoo...and a trip over to Knoxville and Asheville (NC)!  All of this has been an attempt to have fun before I have surgery in less than two weeks.  So, please, tag along on my fun month via pictures!
Goodies from my fellow Art Jewelry Elements blogger, Caroline Dewison of Blue Berri Beads.
Custom orca cabs, a raven for my boyfriend, and many other goodies from another AJE blogger - Jenny Davies-Reazor.  I've been wanting interesting orca components since I watched Blackfish last year, and these are joyous and perfect!
Old tiny Japanese doll and brass escutcheon from the April flea market, vintage glass necklace (on 14k gold chain) from the thrift store, a ceramic bee charm and funky stone components from a local bead shop.
Cool dimpled glass buttons from a fabric shop, starling skull and beads from my buddies at White Fox Beads in Knoxville, and vintage green and red chick butttons from my PIB.
Lampwork beads and vessel from a friend, funky chain and HUGE vintage brass components both from a local bead shop.
Asheville has spectacular rock shops, a stellar bead shop, and super funky "Hippy" shops...I got two tie-dyed dresses, silk scarves, and this glass vessel at several of those shops.
And today we capped off the month with a trip to the March flea market - I added a few more skeleton and clock keys to my stash, along with three vintage glass necklaces.  I splurged on the green oval one, because the strand is super long, the color is unusual, and I love the little bubbles in the old glass!
There you have it folks!  What have you been up to this month?  I've still got a lot to do before my surgery, but I'm looking forward to some beading and blogging during recovery.  Maybe those Etsy listings I've been promising since before Christmas too...maybe.  Stay tuned on Tuesday for the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month Challenge blog hop...and the next day for an exciting announcement!  Until then, thanks for looking!


  1. Good luck with your surgery, Lindsay. I hope it's not too serious or painful so you can enjoy your recovery time with beading, etc. I love all your finds from this past month. Take care.

  2. I have been to the bead shop in downtown Ashville and it is awesome. My husband likes the sofa, fish tank, and music there. Would love to know what Rock shops you recommend. I hope to go to Ashville in the Fall. Good much with your surgery.