Monthly Archives: March 2015

Schedule Bead Practice for Inspiration

“It takes practice to stay inspired.” – unknown A two-hour class at Bead Fest Santa Fe 2015, offered me a ticket to inspiration. Heidi Kummli, beader extraordinaire, shepherded the workshop. A 6:30-8:30pm offering, the class was packed with participants eager … Continue reading

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Explore Bead Art on Fabric with Nancy Eha

Students dubbed Nancy Eha “The Beading Queen.” What may have once been a whimsical name has become a designation for this bead artist. With three books and numerous online courses to her name, The Beading Queen is focused on teaching … Continue reading

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Pearl one, Pearl two…

The joy of pearls seems to never diminish. I  can think of dozens of things to do with pearls. And ways to undo them. Take this long knotted pearl necklace. The large-hole pearls are tinted gray. When I made the … Continue reading

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She Who Hesitates Makes no Progress

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one … Continue reading

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Friends, Art and Scheduled Time Create Pride and Joy

Of all the pictures to describe Studio Spirit, a project by Collaborheartists, this one seems most appropriate because it so accurately captures what happened. Studio Spirit developed from group think and group participation. In the process, each artist added to … Continue reading

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