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BeadBush Studio

Where is Your Creative Spirit?

Well, our new website has been up and running for a week now and we are still on a learning curve.  We’ll get it down to perfection soon.  Please be patient!

I’ve been thinking about creativity recently.  It is an interesting phenomenon (my dictionary says phenomenon can mean ‘extraordinary thing’).  Is creativity/creative a noun or a verb?  I suppose it can be either, but I like to think of it as a verb or as an approach to an activity or action.   You must know someone who is a gardener who weeds and seems to have that flare to creating fun and exciting gardens and another gardener who weeds.  One has a creative flare to gardening and the other doesn’t.

This can apply to almost any activity, including beading and beaders.  Some beaders, just bead.  Others seem to approach it with that creative flare or spirit and always ends up with something original and fun!  Nothing wrong with either approach, but the results will always be different.

What is it that makes the difference?  Many would say that one is creative and one is not.  I believe that each of us, no matter what we do has that creative ‘gene’ within us.  Part of it has to do with trusting ourselves enough to let it happen and know that even if it doesn’t turn out it is okay….it is the effort or the process of creating that is more important than the product.

Another difference is that creative folks work at being creative.  It is not for the faint at heart or the lazy.  It might mean trying over and over till you get it right, struggling for just the right look, trying different approaches, all along trusting yourself enough to know that you will get there.  And also knowing the reward of creating something that is yours!

Where is your creative spirit?  Hiding or do you use it everyday and reap the rewards

Welcome

Welcome to the Bead Bush Studio’s new website.  I am excited that it allows for greater interaction between you and me.  You’ll find better pictures, more up to date info, a shopping cart which many of you have requested, as well as an opportunity to pay for the classes you sign up for on line, plus more.  It is different, so give yourself a little time to get use to it and I believe that you will like it.

The BeadBush will be celebrating its 9th birthday in October.  It really does not seem possible…the time has flown by!  In reflection, I feel so grateful for your support, friendship and business.  What I find so special is all the new friends that I have made that brought a richness to my life.  And of course playing with beads and learning so much about them and what to do with them has been loads of fun, too.

One of the things I have learned as my years increase is that if each one of us uses our own God given talents and gifts in living out our lives, it adds a richness, contentment and value that we can fine in no other way.  So, in whatever way you can, identify your strengths and gifts, and have great fun in reaping the rewards of using each one of them.

Color Awareness

Color Awareness

Color Awareness

Start an exploration of color and become aware of making conscious color choices!  This class will introduce the traditional pigment color wheel.  You will become familiar with basic color relationships as well as the characteristics and properties of color.  Exercises with a variety of media will give you concrete experiences to help you make more informed color choices for your beadwork…or any art or craft.

3 hour class.

Check our Calendar for upcoming dates, or Contact Us to request this class.

Study 3 in Applied Color and Design

Study #3 in Applied Color and Design: Transitions & Boundaries

Study 3 in Applied Color and Design

Moving from one color or design element to another in a piece can be tricky business. In this session, TRANSITIONS AND BOUNDARIES, you will explore how various design techniques can be used to manage changes and help you create a piece where color and design move seamlessly throughout a piece. This workshop is one of four intermediate applied color and design workshops. You may take the four workshops in any order.

This class requires 2 prerequisite basic classes: Designing with Beads and Color Awareness.

Check our Calendar for upcoming dates, or Contact Us to request this class.

Master Beader Program Open House

Master Beader Program Open House

Been intrigued with the Master Beader Program?  Come to our open house and explore this program to see if it is for you.  If you are looking to grow as a beader and develop your beading skills, AND you’d like support from a mentor and other beaders, the MBP may be for you.  This program allows you to move at your own speed and is designed to be stress free!  Come find out what it is all about…..we will look forward to talking with you about MBP.