Beading is a great meditation!
I have been a beadweaver since 2007 beginning with simple stringing techniques. Back then I thought those who worked with those tiny little seed beads were crazy and I swore I would never do it! Like most creatives, I became a little bored with using a minimal number of techniques and decided to branch out into bead weaving. Before long, I was creating my own peyote stitch patterns. I found I actually love the design process and have sold my patterns not only here on Etsy but to Bead and Button Magazine as well. They even put my Poinsettia patterns in their hardcover book Best of Bead and Button (volume 9). I am a regular contributor to Jewelry Making Journal.
Naturally, I have also gone onto to explore other methods such as bead embroidery. I don't plan what is going to happen there...I begin in the center and work out towards the ends.
I highly recommend beadweaving and bead embroidery if you're looking for something akin to meditation. It creates better focus and has a calming effect...at least that has been my experience.
In 2015 I became very curious about metalsmithing and have a line of copper and silver jewelry available on my website.
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I have been beadweaving for 9 years. Published in Bead & Button Magazine and hardcover Best of B&B, they also purchased my Poinsettia pattern. Regular contributor to Jewelry Making Journal.
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