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 Jill aka The Beading Mommy
Congratulations! You have won a ceramic house button from Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions in Clay. Send Tari an e-mail with your address and she will get it out to you as soon as possible!
This week we visit the studio of
Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati Jewelry.
No one else can speak the words on your lips.
Drench yourself in words unspoken.
Live your life with arms wide open.
Today is where your book begins.
The rest is still unwritten.
~ Natasha Bedingfield
This month has been all about the story for me. I am honored that the sweet ladies at Vintaj
chose me to represent their May theme of ‘storybook’ for their monthly Art Bead Partnership. Vintaj
has been important to me in telling my own creative story and this month has been such a delight for me!
To wrap up this fairy-tale-come-true for me, and to keep to the theme of this month with my quarterly Challenge of Literature (there are 34 really talented people playing with me to reveal their literature inspired creations on a blog hop on May 31st!), I thought I should do something a bit fun.
So I started a with progressive story starter on my blog post here
, and invited my readers to add to the story, line by line, in the comments. Not only are there some incredibly creative jewelry designers, but there are some skilled storytellers as well!
So far there are magic hats, and quilts and keys… dragons and owls and fairies… a princess named Angelina and a Lady Erina ;-)… a castle on the edge of a forest in Wisconsin… and all sorts of creative twists and turns.
You still have time to add your line to the story…
To sweeten the deal to entice you to comment, I am giving away a very special prize on my blog to a random comment on this post
. Want to know what it is? Go and check it out! There is no limit on the number of comments you can leave, the only rule is that you have to keep the story going! Next week I will see if I can pull all the comments and compile the story including writing my own happy ending!
But I need to gift a lucky reader of Art Bead Scene with a prize today as well. I will give away one of the ‘tales they tell’ tulip pendants pictured above to a random comment on this post.
To win, all you need to do is answer this question…
Every person has a tale to tell and every art bead can tell it.
Which art bead artist(s) do you feel could tell YOUR tale best with their artisan components?