Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive, we offer a prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard and tell us what you think. The following week a winner is chosen at random from all eligible entries.
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So hello again…
Welcome back to the Humblebeads studio. Whatcha’ doin’ this summer? Finding time to play with beads, working on selling at summer shows or has your creativity gone into perfecting s’mores by campfires and long days at the beach? Yeah, I wish that’s what I was doing too.
What I am up to is working very hard this summer. This has been such a busy year and it’s only going to get busier.
I’m currently working on book number 3, the Beadmaking Lab!
Getting ready to teach my next online class – starts Monday. (You can still sign up!)
I have a trunk show in July and BeadFest in August.
Finalizing samples and details for two fall retreats.
I have lots of ideas for new beads floating around that are begging to be made and lots of pictures to take to list the new beads from Bead & Button.
Breathe, girl, breath…
And now I’m adding another spice to the mix, why not, right? I’ve been inspired to start creating simple kits for easy art bead projects. I’ve done these over the years and I get asked to make new ones all the time. I’m not a big fan of the putting the kits together part, but that’s why I have an assistant! I do love the designing part and of course, the shopping!!!
I’m working on a weekly limited edition kit for the summer, I have some really fun projects planned.
I’m also going to be offering kits through Interweave for my Color Canvas column projects, super excited about that.
These Birds and Berry kits will be available tomorrow in my Etsy shop.
So let’s get to this week’s question.
Is summer a time of super-charged creativity or is your jewelry making time being eaten away by summer fun and activities?
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