Tonight, I turn this blog post over to you, my readers! For those of you who’ve been around for a while, or who have started with me on this Ultimate Blog Challenge journey…
I am clearly not the only one who has picked up and put down beading off and on over the years (just read the comments on earlier posts!)
So this post is for you!
For those of you who have stuck around with beading consistently over the years, what’s kept you with it?
And for those of you who have expressed interest in picking it up, either for the first time or after an absence, what direction do you want to go?
For anyone who’s dabbled in beading, past or present, what materials or styles bring you joy? What spurs your creativity? What stifles it?
I want to hear from you!
Paul B. Taubman, II said:
Honestly, I have never been a beader. I have always found the process to be so tedious and painstaking. There are just so many tiny beads to thread onto a string, and it takes forever! I cannot sit still that long.
With that said, I do admire and respect beaders for their passion and artistry. I know that it takes a lot of skill, patience, and practice to become good at beadwork. The results can be absolutely stunning.
I recently came across some beaded jewelry that was so beautiful I couldn’t help but admire it. It was clear that a lot of time, effort, and skill had gone into creating these pieces. I was so impressed with the craftsmanship.
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Absolutely! I’ve written before about how frustrating my experience has been with the little seed beads… and yet I know people who LOVE working with them!
The nice thing about beading in general – and jewelry-making in particular – is that it can go in soooooo many different directions! The possibilities are literally endless.
Annie Chiappetta said:
Iâm not a bead crafter but love hand-crafted items and wearable gem stones and crystals. Iâve followed you for years now and love the way your voice is present in all your writing. Keep writing and beading!
I do have a question. I have a necklace that needs restringing. It is about 20 inches with a beautiful ANK that hangs from it. made of agate and other polished stones and beads. It might need more to make up for the lost pieces lost when it broke. Where can I find someone to fix it?
Ann M. Chiappetta, M.S.
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Thank you for stopping by! I have been following some of your writings, and have recently purchased one of your books 🙂
To answer your question… it depends. If you want to stay local, if you have a farmer’s market or other craft market in your area, you can ask if one of the crafters would be willing to repair your necklace. Some may say no, some will say yes.
That said, I’d be happy to re-string and (if needed) rework it if you are willing to send it my way. Please get in touch, and we can work something out.
Beading is not my forte. My crafting skills lie in macrame, 3D art compositions, and sewing. I’m looking forward to seeing a current beading masterpiece of yours soon.
Thank you! 🙂