Monday, August 14, 2006


So what is your favorite Bead? Can't name just one? Me neither!

Why do we love Beads ? My husband's thoughts are that a beautiful necklace makes a woman shine. Ok I might give him a good grade for that thought. To me the way women dress and wear jewelry is a statement of where they are at in that moment in time.

Let take the little black dress. They say every woman has one. So if every woman has one it's the jewelry we wear that makes us look less like clones. The Beads and the metal become center stage.

You have been given the project of making a jewelry set for a little black dress. So what do you make? You have no idea where this dress is going or what it will be doing.

Maybe the dress is going on a first date.
Maybe it's going on a hot date.
Maybe its going to something it's mother said would be fun.
Maybe it's going to fire someone at work.

The Beads and metal bounce around in the mind and come up with different results. But it's just Beads and wire. Do they change the attitude of the person wearing them?

I ask myself these questions while I'm making jewelry. Like does the designer and the wearer share a mind thing because they both picked this piece? Hmmm there's a thought. Or maybe they see different things.

What is the saying "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder"

Be safe...


The Jeweled Reporter said...

I believe jewelry (and hence beads) is art. When we wear jewelry, we become a kind of canvas-we are expressing ourselves. Some more simply than others.

The Lone Beader said...

I would make a bead-embroidered handbag. If only I could figure out how to use my sewing machine. LOL