Every night before shutting down the torch I’m trying a couple of new bead ideas. Nothing elaborate and those beads are never “perfect” – mostly they are tests of new color combinations or quick proofs of concept. Today I’m showing the two humble beads that I made yesterday night (please bear with me, the bead holes are a catastrophe and so are the silver colors).
My mom got a postcard this week with some abstract flowers on it. Very striking. And obviously also inspirational, because these are my two “end of day” experimental beads:
Obviously I’m not good at all with stringer control (chicken & egg situation), but that could be remedied with practice practice practice. And while struggling with the stringer I burned the silver color base to a lovely shade of mud. Also this is of course pretty much only a very raw idea that needs hours and hours of refinement. But I love the general concept, the idea of it and would love to explore it a bit more.
What do you think: abstract flowers with silver color … yay or nay?
Worth putting hours and hours of practice into it or has it been done to death and better leave it alone?
Would love to hear your opinion!
Obviously fine stringer work in this direction has been done to bits and pieces (think of all the amazing beads by Michou Anderson, Astrid Riedel and especially Anastasia). So nothing new here, and I’m a bit concerned about the whole “copying” issue … not to say that my work can in any way compare with those amazingly talented bead artists.
On a sidenote, related to this: I’m wondering sometimes about how damaged we as artists are already by the whole copying discussion. I used a thin black stringer, and am already concerned that somebody could attack me online and suspect that I’m copying. Isn’t that pretty sad?
Hope to hear some feedback. Thanks,