Three years ago this month, Inspirational Beading was actually a really boring place. I wasn’t bored, because I was working away at what I thought was going to be a really fantastic project. I was making a right angle weave cover for a little makeup bag, and I thought it was so clever when I came up with the idea.
by David K. Chatt
After hours and days of stitching, I started to rethink my idea. And now, three years later, I have a confession to make. I never finished the project. I did enough that I could get a - really terrible! - picture to share, and then moved on to something that was a little less time consuming. I still have the half finished beadwork in my bead cupboard, waiting to be frogged or repurposed. I’m actually thinking it might make an appearance in the next Ugly Necklace Contest.
That RAW purse post was the only one for the entire month, and as awful as it seems now, looking back, it did have one worthy attribute - David K. Chatt. One of the very select group of world famous beaders, it was exciting to use a stitch that he created, with inspiration from one of his unique works of beaded art.
Taking a cue from that long ago beading and blogging mishap, I thought it would be fun to take a quick look at some of the other outstanding beaders and the techniques we know them best for. Their amazing designs prove that you can achieve anything if you care enough to put in the practice.
Do you have a favorite bead artist? How does their work inspire you?
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