Saturday, December 3, 2011

A Peek Inside the Artists Brain

Okay, if you don't want to tour the grey matter between my ears... step away from this blog post now.  BUT if you're crazy (just like me) and you want to see my thought process when creating a piece of bead embroidered jewelry... stick around. 

On Wednesday, I participated in a fantastic challenge... The Challenge of Color blog hop organized by Erin Prais-Hintz over at Tesori Trovati.  Throughout this challenge I learned many things... I took risks and those risks were rewarded with a beautiful finished product.  When I finished my beaded cuff bracelet, even I stepped back and commented, "Wow, I didn't know I had it in me!"  Who would have thought!

So in an effort to document my process throughout the design of this embroidered cuff (now available in my online store), I took pictures throughout the process and put a video together.  It'll show you how I design and where my brain and the beads play together.  Remember though the beauty of bead embroidery is that every person is unique and so are your works of art!  Design what you dream!

For Supplies:  I use Nicole's Bead Backing from Nicole Campanella (The Beadwright).  I tried Lacy's when I first started and was not happy as it kept "frizzing" and "fuzzing."  I purchased this druzy from a seller on Etsy.  Both offer SUPERB service! 

Well... that's a tour through my brain.  Hope I didn't lose you in the process!  Have a terrific weekend and live an inspired week!


Shirley said...

Dawn, thank you so much for putting the video together! I'm still hesitant to try it, but I definitely feel more confident after watching your process!

Regina said...

Amazing! Not only do you create this gorgeous piece of jewelry, but you also make this impressive video to inspire others. Maybe someday I will try my hand at it.... Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Azure Islands Designs said...

Gorgeous cuff!!!
Who knew you were a video producer as well? :~)
Great video Dawn...making a cuff like this has always been something I've wanted to try but I've never had any luck with bead embroidery, for one I find it difficult to see those little beads and because they are little the work is slow for me...which boils down to a lack of patience for that kind of work!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

rockcreekcreations said...

First off the cuff is really beautiful! And your video is very neat. If you don't mind sharing, was the video creator available online or is it a purchased program?

You made bead embroidery look as fun and enjoyable as it is!!

Saturday Sequins said...


Your video is wonderful! It's always so much fun for me to see how other people create, so thanks for that glimpse into your creative brain!

Also, I loved the music for the video. It was just perfect. :)

horimarika said...

Thanks to Nicole for sending me here... Your work is so beautiful! I really like it!!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a a beautiful cuff and your video is great. I would love to do jewelry but one thing at a time.LOL


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