Wednesday, September 26, 2012

My Useful Beads

A couple of more new shapes for my trunk show at Ornamentea on October 5th and 6th. The ones on the right don't show much of the clay, so initially I was not sure how I felt about them. Cynthia, the owner of Ornamentea, commented that she liked the small ones and thought that they'd be "useful".  I know some bead artists may be a bit put off to hear their beads referred to as "useful", but I actually love the idea!  To think that my beads help others to create beautiful things is spot on for me, it is my very intention.  

If you have any comments / thoughts about what is useful or helpful for you in your creative process, please let me a note.  Thanks for stopping by!

- Elaine


SummersStudio said...

I agree whole heartedly that useful is a wonderful descriptor for a bead maker's beads. I feel the same way about my own beads and love seeing them go out into the world and become something wonderful.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

I LOVE the new square beads! I know that is not what your question asked, but my eyes glaze over whenever I see your gorgeous artistic beauties.

The thing that is most useful for me in my creative process are beads that inspire me! That and chocolate. ;)

Elaine Ray said...

Thanks ladies!