Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Do stones talk to you?

Couple of weeks ago, I had an honor to meet in person three Swedish beaders whom I respect a lot: Misan, Asanda and Karton (who does not have her own homepage yet, but some examples of her work can be seen here, here and here). It was an amazing day spent chatting, laughing, sharing ideas and beading. Misan, Karton and myself did some talking awaiting for Asanda to arrive, and one of the things that came up during our conversation was: how do we find our inspiration, especially when working with large stone cabochons. All three of us said almost in one voice - the stone tells us how it would like to have it. It is amazing, we seem to listen to the wishes of the stone about the bezel design!

One of the results of our creative meeting with the ladies was trying out new media for bead embroidery. My Blooming mosses is a direct follow-up of that.

This green turquoise cabochon wanted to have bronze-colored beads around it. I did not mind.




So, do stones, and other beads talk to you as well? I know that they do talk to Swanee and I love that conversation! :)

12 comments:

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Sooo, ummm, can't describe, but I looove the green!

Marlaine said...

Yes, the beads often talk to me. Especially when I'm working on freeform peyote. I never know what's coming next until it's on my needle. Isn't it fun to work intuitively!

Foxan said...

Yes - and that is another thing we talked about: we never know how it is going to look at the end. Indeed, working intuitively is lots of fun! :) Cosmic energies, perhaps? ;)

Swanee said...

You have created a beautiful necklace! I adore bronze beads and couldn't live without them. The green (one of my favorite colors) cabochon goes perfectly with the bronze. Maybe my beads are speaking to me in Swedish! :) I really love your jewelry Olga ... you are an excellent weaver of beads!

beadsandblooms said...

Most definitely, the stones talk to me. I've had people look at me like I'm crazy when I've said that. So if I'm crazy, I'm glad to know I'm in such excellent company. lol

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Yes, the stones do talk to a beader. Lovely work.

Suzy Q said...

This is a fantastic piece you must be very proud of. You really made the stone justice. I can see why they choose to talk to you...:)

BeadsForever said...

Yes they do talk and whoever says otherwise needs to have their ears checked!

binkaminka said...

Ārkārtīgi skaists akmens un fantastisks izšuvums! Man ļoti patīk tavi darbi, it kā izstrādāti perfekti, bet ar tādu smalku, niansētu, krāsainu attieksmi.. Paldies! Tas iedvesmo! un, jā, akmeņi runā :)

AnnCharlotte said...

Ofcourse they talk to you. I feel like they talk already in the shop..Buy mee, please, I know that you can do the right thing to mee.....

Smeg aka Elin said...

This one is soooo cool! Makes me want to try this tecnique even more, but I think I need a 101-course.

Foxan said...

Thank you for commenting ans sharing your thought, everybody!

I've just got a biiiiig delivery of cabs from Russia. That's a very talkative box I've got lying on my table, let me tell you! ;)

Paldies par siltiem vardiem! :)

Smeg, just come to Uppsala vetja!

Hugs,
Olga