Monthly Archives: October 2016

Beyond Brainstorming to Design Mine

How do you go beyond brainstorming in your search for inspiration? Although idea starters abound – card prompts, pinterest boards, nature – nothing is as effective as presenting your idea to a group of peers and asking for input. I … Continue reading

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Knotted Pearl Bead Jewelry Beautifies and Satisfies

Adornment. Just as each person is different so too is the embellishment they choose. Throughout history (or herstory), women decorated with enhancements of necklaces, earrings, pins, bracelets and ornamentation galore. My preference changes from one of substance to one of … Continue reading

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Beaded Clarinet a Rhapsody in Blue

The clarinet arrived with a note on the outside of the box: “Clarinet 3 pieces. You can create with or without assembling the whole.” Not once did I focus on what “broken” could mean for the project. Nor did I … Continue reading

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Bead Crochet Class – Opportunity Meets Challenge

My stance: I see potential and mirror it back. I trust coaches, instructors, facilitators, and even class participants to see the potential in me and mirror it back. A writing prompt called true #stance, initiated my deep dive into what I … Continue reading

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