| Beading Brainstorm
Do you brainstorm with others when contemplating a design, about a new finding or bead? I do it quite often in fact, the Love Waits Earring and Necklace Project was a product of such a Beading Brainstorm! Dena a fellow Auntie’s Employee and Designer and I were oo’ing and ah’ing over the new spoils Susie had received for the April Color Trends and it prompted some discussion. You know what it is like, we start admiring and I say I want to use this with this…Dena says oh use the antique brass beading chain… Before you know it, I was showing Dena what I had come up with from our discussion and we both share a few more ideas…
You all do it on Facebook in the Auntie's Bead Chat, we do at Auntie’s…I used to say Susie and I tagged teamed on projects! Be it a beading project or outfitting a new store front. It is great to bounce ideas off of one another. You may not use their idea exactly, but it may spur another idea or thought that ultimately helps you create!
So creating can and is often a Team Sport! Hey…let’s face it sometimes we all need a little help! I know I do!
Karla Schafer, Designer for Auntie’s Beads
Nancy Beal Date 4/3/2012 6:31:00 PM
My sister and I bead together via Skype. We help each other all the time. It makes it fun and I feel that we are working together on something even though we are not in the same room!
Adam Henderson Date 4/3/2012 7:33:00 PM
You guys do get practically giddy when there are new beads and bead designs!
Karla Schafer Date 4/4/2012 10:47:00 AM
Well Adam we do...kinda like a kid in a candy store or me in a shoe store...oh...I have a problem, beads are like candy and shoes are well like beads...I want more of them!
Rita Wang Date 1/15/2013
Beading brainstorm is a must for all jewelry lovers. Looking forward to learning more here. welcome to www.cliobeads.com once u get perfect beading idea.
johnette Date 2/10/2013
Hello, I just discovered the Karla Kam and this "Auntie's Bead Site". What a treasure! Yes I do get "Beader block". It does help to see other's work and designs. I started with a $1.98 Bag of seed beads about 25 years ago. I really appreciate and admire all the artists I have come to know. They have all been an inspiration and now with Auntie's beads a whole new avenue to travel down for new ideas and projects.