Club Creative Studio continues to share information about creativity and this blog is an expression of the love (addiction) to many forms of art found around us. There are a vast array of expressions of creativity and some of the methods can be very habit-forming. I am addicted, for instance to the art form of beading. This blog will share some reasons why.
It is with pleasure that I accept a creative blog challenge called: The A to Z Blog Challenge. It involves posting information for the next twenty-six days in a row. Club Creative Studio is member number 910 for this blogging challenge. Everyday beginning in April. 2012, I will post a blog entry with a focus on each letter of the alphabet, and how it relates to my addiction to beading. Today, as I begin with the letter “A”, there are also 1,712 other members of this challenge doing the same things writing about what they are passionate about.
Why I am addicted to beads and beading?
I am addicted to beading because the art allows me to use my imagination in creating one-of-a-kind beads and items everyday!
Good Fit. I started to figure that maybe my addiction to beading was a good fit for me when I discovered that I was dreaming about new clay forming techniques and jewelry designs and concepts. My day and night hours became blurred, and I was making a great start on gaining an inventory several years back. I was at peace when I was creating and comfortable when I created hand-made beads. I am able to be creative everyday! Beading provides the hands-on activity that gives me a sense of accomplishment as an artist, and exploration of the thrill of color and the production of a tiny hand-made and valued treasure.
Club Creative Studio Artisan Cuff Bracelet
Stress Relief. Beading does bring stress relief. Beading helps me relax and de-stress as well as challenge my mind and have fun at the same time. Other reasons for using beading as stress relief can be in the form of a way of staying occupied, as a way to deal with anxiety disorders, and even as a form of physical therapy! It is a creative time for me to focus on God-given talents.
Club Creative Studio hand-Rolled Polymer Clay Beads
A Sense of Accomplishment. Anyone who loves beading also knows that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a project, selling your creations or wearing a brand-new piece of jewelry in public and being able to tell your astonished admirers, “I made it myself!” I have discovered that I provide a special service as I explain the process it takes to create original hand-made beads and incorporate them into one-of-a-kind art. When your efforts in your job make you happy then there is a reason to continue to do what you do best…and strive to improve along the way.
I create Art That Sets You Apart!
Friendships Formed Over Beads. For me, this is constant. I’ve made so many wonderful friends since I started beading. Club Creative Studio Facebook fans, blog followers and craft fair attendees have a bond from admiring my work. It has been easy to form and maintain a fellowship bond over beads as a common interest. It is not only the creativity that keeps me going, but it’s the friendships that have been formed from my customers that keep me doing what I do. Friends love to hear about the next creative beaded item, and I enjoy the interactions and suggestions from them. Along with special friendships I am also entrusted to create meaningful art. It is what provides an additional bond between the artist and the art owner.
Club Creative Studio's hand-made beaded bra created for Breast Cancer Awareness, Bras-For-A-Cause Event
Mental Challenge. The challenging aspects in clay materials and designs are ongoing and satisfying aspects in beading. The unlimited design potentials keep me interested and motivated. I mix my own clay colors and each log cane is limited to create a certain small number of unique beads. And as far as making beads in glass, not one creation is ever alike or duplicated. It is for that reason that my one-of-a-kind beads lead to one-of-a-kind art.
Club Creative Studio Hand-torched Italian Glass Beads.