Category Archives: Beadweaving

Completion is Rocket Fuel for Creativity

My brain wrestles with completion. In fact, it mangled this quote to imply some art projects were meant to be abandoned. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” –Leonardo Da Vinci I found myself looking through boxes of projects and incomplete … Continue reading

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How a Simple Beadweaving Renews Spirit and Structure

Imagine my horror as this necklace slid from my grasp and shattered on the cement floor. I stared in disbelief at the jagged edge. My beautiful piece broke along the focal stone’s irregularities. An ache in the pit of my … Continue reading

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Nautilus Beadweaving Stirs Seaside Story

Rhythmic pounding. Wave after wave smashing against the pier. Continuous noise, louder, then fading. The powerful sound of water is unfamiliar for me, land-locked as I am in the Southwest desert. I recall a recent trip to Pacifica, CA, on … Continue reading

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Beaded Talking Stick Commands Attention

The artist in me frequently spends time in the studio calmly producing amazing pieces of jewelry. At other times, it’s a struggle to add one new article, let alone build something with a WOW factor like a beaded talking stick. … Continue reading

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Bead Embroidery Cuff Ushers in Druzzy Drama

Between resin pours, I’m excited to work on bead embroidery projects. My creative penchant causes me to look everywhere (literally)for inspiration. Translate: “This is a great reason to visit bead shops!” During a Spring trip to Salida, Colorado, I fell … Continue reading

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Heidi Kummli Shares Thoughts on Creativity

“Feel of the Earth and the air; be guided by good thoughts. Absorb all that is around you. Beauty is what you see and feel. Let our creations spark you, but create from your heart.” As followers of this blog … Continue reading

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Bead Embroider Name Tag Jewelry

Name tags. Nearly every meeting or major event has a sign in. It’s expected. Most name tags are ordinary in appearance. Members of the Bead Society of New Mexico (BSNM) made their name tags this year. A pre-meeting note advised participants … Continue reading

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Behind Every Beadweaving is a Story

This cabochon began its life during a road trip. I stitched it as the miles fell away, fondly thinking about the steel delicas and bronze metal beads. One of several projects-in-process, I tucked it away, fully aware that I had … Continue reading

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Choosing Creativity Through Discomfort

“You cannot pursue great work and comfort simultaneously.” – Todd Henry This quote sticks in my brain. In anal moments, I see and can identify the dangerous “comfortable” zone. I know, if I pause to check in, where I’m playing … Continue reading

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Beads are the Vehicle

People! BEADS! Fun! …Tucson 2014. Did you participate? “Amazing!” The phrase may seem trite and overused, but it’s perfect to describe my experience. One of my favorite To Bead True Blue vendors, Moggie Moyer said it well: “Beads are the … Continue reading

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