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.
This week’s winner is Trish! Congratulations! Please send your postal address to the ABS Suggestion Box to receive your 6 Bead Buttons with loops on each side from Tari of Creative Impressions in Clay.
Here at my studio for ExpeditionD this week I’ve been thinking a lot about creating solo, and the benefits of taking classes and creating in groups. I’ve been fortunate to be invited to attend some beading ‘play dates’ with some people locally, and I find it opens up the creative flow in a way that working solo in my studio doesn’t do in the same way.
Last weekend I did some wirework, something I’ve been wanting to do, and found the conversation, interaction and fun in the group made learning something new much easier. These are the first attempts, using semi-precious gemstone chips, but I can easily image using a large art bead right in the center for a pendant, or two matched for earrings with glass or bead dangles.
This week’s prize is a wirework toggle clasp with semi-precious stone chips to use with your art bead designs, post a comment and answer this question if you’d like to win.
The question is – how you work collaboratively as part of a group – do you join a guild, have a beading gathering that you host or attend? How do you get out of your studio and create with others, and what happy results and benefits have you found from it?
Leave your comment and you just might be the lucky winner!!