Tuesday, January 24, 2012
How to find inspiration.
With the Bead Soup Blog hop coming up I thought it might be a good to discuss how do you find or kick your creativity in gear.
I always want to put my best foot forward when creating for the Blog Hop. I want to make sure that my partner is happy with the effort I put forth and I want to be proud of my work.
With that being said sometimes I get stuck. Nothing comes to mind and I just sit looking at my pile of beads and wonder what to do. When I first started making beads I got a blank inspiration book. When I would see something in a magazine I would cut it our and glue it in my book. When I saw something that gave me an idea I would sketch it out. I don't know how many times I have had an idea and forgot to put it in my book and it just slipped out of my head. ARggg.
Another thing I do is to Google like crazy. Things like Jewelry of the 1920's, or Jewelry of the 17th century. Try it. Think of other searches you can do.
I also look though catalogs like the Sundance Catalog. It can inspire you and also let you see what the current trends might be. J Jill is another good catalog to browse.
Can't wait to see what beautiful beads I get from my partner and hopefully find some great inspiration.