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. Last weeks winner is Lucky Designs Jewelry, Congratulations! You have won two swirl heart buttons from Creative Impressions in Clay. Send us an e-mail with your address and we will get it right out to you.
Come on it to the Humblebeads Studio this week, well it’s more like a factory than a studio at the moment. We are high-gear-production-mode making more Van Gogh beads than you can shake a stick at.
And why am I so busy this week? In part thanks to Lorelei’s amazing Van Gogh necklace design that is in the current issue of Bead Style magazine. (I’m also in Stringing, Bead Star and Bead Trends this month!) This is such an original take on using my spacer bead. I had originally designed these beads to use as a spacer/focal bead for multi-strand bracelets. The etched copper is from Jennifer Stumpf, love it!
Bead Style this month is packed full of artsy goodness. The editor paired quite a few projects inspired or relating to famous paintings. I’m telling you, there is a trend there. Go check out a few art history books this week if you are need of some jewelry inspiration! So my question for the week: I currently offer my Van Gogh beads in cuffs and disks, what other shape/style of bead would you like to see in this design? Leave a comment to win a Van Gogh cuff bead.