HOW TO BEAD A ROGUE
…A Guide For The Aspiring Bead Artist
by Warren S. Feld
Excerpts From This Ever-Evolving Tale.....
I don’t mean
to drag a poor Elephant by its tail, kicking and screaming, into our bead world
against its wishes. Nor do I perceive the elephant to be a threat, like you
might see an Elephant in the boudoir, or the fine china store. And I don’t
want you to shut your eyes and pretend not to notice that this Elephant is here,
standing shoulder to shoulder with every beader and jewelry maker around.
The Elephant is not a joke. And the fact that it is “Rogue” makes it more important than ever to figure out why it’s here, among size #10 English beading needles, and Czech size 11/0 seed beads, and Austrian crystal beads. It seems so worldly, yet other-worldly, our Elephant. It’s not our muse. It’s not our Cassandra. It has no secret plan or strategy. It does not depend on its size to make its point. It does not hesitate to stomp and chomp and clomp because the beads before it are raku or glass or gemstone or crystal or metal or plastic. But a Rogue Elephant in the middle of our craft room forces upon us a completely different logic, so that we can make sense of it all.
CURRENT ROGUE ELEPHANT BLOG ARTICLES
Beading Calisthenics #1 Five Finger Stretchies
Beading Calisthenics #2 Zen Needle Threading
Beading Calisthenics #4 Head Turning/Turning Beads
Beading Calisthenics #6 Tight, Tighter, Tightest / Loose, Looser, Loosest
Beading Calisthenics #7 Aren't You Glad You Used Orange?
Beading Calisthenics #8 Speaking With Beads
Beading Calisthenics #9 Bead Massage
Beading Calisthenics #10 Daisy Stitch Expansion
How Do You Learn?
How Not To Shop
How Sparkle Enters Peoples Lives
How To Bead In A Car
Land of Odds - At The Beginning
Measurements You Need To Know
Naming Your Business
On My Own, Through Books or Through Classes?
Planning Your Necklace
Reading Patterns and Instructions
RETHINKING THE TEACHING OF “COLOR” TO BEADERS AND JEWELRY MAKERS or, HOW JEWELRY DESIGNERS SHOULD APPROACH COLOR
Your Unused Bead Stash
COPYRIGHT, 2009, FELD
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