You can spend money for beading kits that include all the beads and findings you will need and the pattern to go with the beads. You will produce attractive things using the kit method. And your work will be just like everybody else’s.
Or you can buy the components: the beads, the findings. And some beading graph paper that is available free of charge on the net. Add colours to the graph paper. Then, with needle and thread, or some wire, you can work up a piece of beading that nobody else has.
Your beaded piece will be unique and the more of this method you do, a style that is all yours takes shape. All you need to do is lots of unique items in beads.
If you do decide to make your own designs, there are 2 ways to do it.
1. You can just jump in and throw everything into the pot. Your work will be wonderfully spontaneous and it will have lots of texture, too. OR,
2. You can learn the rules of design and become a schooled beader. What is so wonderful about this method is that it can still be spontaneous – nothing is worked exactly as it has been graphed- and when you can’t think of what to do, you have rules to fall back on.
Join me in this set of lessons. You’ll learn some loosening up exercises and some colour theory, too.