HOW TO BEAD A ROGUE ELEPHANT
warrenfeld
…A Guide For The Aspiring Bead Artist
by Warren S. Feld
blog.landofodds.com

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.|

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Introduction



Beading Aphorisms

Like the lines in a good country music song, some clever sayings about beads and beaders can bring a smile to your face. You might see these on T-shirts or mugs or canvas bags and bumper stickers, or internet handles, user names and passwords.

We've accumulated these "bead aphorisms" and "bead sayings" in the list below.
So many beads, so little time.
Bead me up, Scotty.
The person with the most beads when she dies, wins
Let there be BEADS on EARTH, and let them begin with ME!
There’s nothing wrong with me that a few beads won’t cure.
Will work for beads
I bead…Therefore I am
I only stop for beads
This is my brain on beads
Bead Broad
Bead Slut
Bead Queen
Bead-a-holic
Bead Babe
Bead Smart
Bead Goddess
Bead Freak
Bead Girl
Bead Gypsy
Bead Mama
Gold Digger
Craft Chick
Bead Whore
Eat. Sleep. Bead
Certified Bead Crazy
Above and Bead On
Beadiful Dreams
Beading is my Calamine
I didn’t buy my beads.. .I earned them the old fashioned way.
If Momma ain’t beading, Momma ain’t happy…If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy
The need to bead
Beadmused
The Loomy Bin
The Itch to Stitch
Bead Ware
Better w/ beads
Bead all you can bead
To bead or not to bead
Bead happy
Bead different
Don’t Worry, Bead Happy!
She’s One Bead Shy Of A Necklace
Beadin' My Brains Out
You toucha my beads, I breaka yu face.
So many beads, so little time.
Bead Ho
Bead Soup
If you find a bead on a fence post, it didn’t get there by accident.
I never met a bead I didn’t like
Bead envy.
I'm Beadalicious!
Life is Beads!
I'm Bead-a-rific!
My Kingdom for a Bead
Tis better to have beaded and failed, than never to have beaded at all
Bead until it hurts
Beading is its own reward
Don’t bead everything you see
If all else fails, bead
It’s not easy being a bead goddess
Dare to bead great!
Got beads!
Time and beads wait for no one
God could not be everywhere, and therefore He made beaders
A beader cannot fail; it is a success to be one
Beading washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
Beading holds the universe together
Some of my best friends are beaders
I find I can write much better with beads
Arguments with beads are rarely productive
Beaders of a kind flock together
To thine own beads be true
You never lose by beading
Super-cala-bead-a-licious-expi-alla-docious
Why can’t we all just bead along?
Just let me bead
Bead Nutz
50 Ways To Bead Your Lover

 


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