Saturday, December 3, 2011
A Peek Inside the Artists Brain
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!