I took my 3 classes with NanC Meinhardt last weekend! I had so much fun, learned so much, and took so many notes, I needed a week just to process everything. I also wanted to do 3 shorter posts of each day than one giant post. Here is the beadalicious-ness from Day 2 (Saturday April 24, 2010):
The Museum Bracelet was the project of the day. I beaded 15 inches of Right Angle Weave for homework! I decided to add copper to the base, but it looked funny with only 1 option of copper bead. So, I ordered some shiny and color-lined copper beads to throw in the mix, and I was much happier with that.
Bead Embellishing vs. Encrusting
*embellishing- decorating a surface area of beadwork with beads
*encrusting- decorating an area of beadwork while changing its shape and form
Intuitive Beading vs. Structured Beading
*intuitive- you make decisions about design and color choice etc. as you go along
*structured- you make design and color choice decisions at the beginning
Breaking out of the Colorbox
“Don’t force yourself to break out of your colorbox,” NanC told us, “even Picasso had a blue period.” Well when I decided to break free (from purple), it was because I wanted to. I did still choose colors I was attracted to (copper and turquoise). At the same time, Marilou mentioned that the ugliest colors could evolve into the most innovative and creative pieces. She had a goal for “fearless use of orange” and suggested I try something like that. Well, I decided to find the middle ground on this one. It’s ok for me to fearlessly use orange, unless its a piece I plan to wear myself!