Welcome to Studio Saturday! 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 free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
Stepping in for Lynn Davis this week, is ABS Editor, Cindy Gimbrone.
Welcome to Studio Saturday! Over the past few years, I challenged myself to come up with interesting designs in beads and findings that could be made for production. I spent the last few years creating a line of beads that I could make a production level for wholesale orders. So I created modern, clean designs such as the Frost Links…
…and versatile findings like the double dips….
Although I love these and will keep making them, the wholesale hasn’t taken off, so it’s time to switch gears. I miss making painted beads like Thoughtful.
I know I want to freshen up my line of beads and make something in my style yet I’m not quite sure what. So, I’m asking your opinion. After reviewing the style of beads I make, what do you think is the next logical step in style? Do I pursue the modern, clean lines and create graphic style beads or pursue the painted beads or maybe something completely different from those choices?