“A” is for Addicted

1 Apr

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?

Veronica Campos-Hallstrom- Bead Artist

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.

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7 Responses to ““A” is for Addicted”

  1. clubcreativestudio April 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM #

    Dawn, I am happy too that you found me here. Feel free to “spread the word”. I am on facebook often (Club Creative Studio) as well as here on the blog and Twitter, LinkeIn and Pinterest so I’d love to see you there too. I post “sneak peeks” on facebook from time to time before items go online for sale and “fans” seem to like getting the first opportunities to see something new from the studio. Thank you for the kind words, this type of excited energy from others gives me the push to work with even more enthusiasm. Sometimes I need that. And… I do appreciate your appreciation and support for the arts.

  2. Dawn April 3, 2012 at 4:10 PM #

    Your work is simply stunning. I especially love the cuff bracelet you show, but of course the beaded bra is a definite show piece! I love finding new artists as I truly appreciate how they bring such beauty to our world. Thanks for sharing your gift!
    Dawn

  3. clubcreativestudio April 2, 2012 at 1:50 PM #

    Thanks for stopping by the blog Jessica! I am happy to know that the “hobby” of making unique jewelry has grown into a business that does indeed serve others through sharing my creative ways. Stop by again, I hope to hear from you soon.

  4. Jessica April 2, 2012 at 9:03 AM #

    Those pictures are beautiful. It sounds like a great hobby and while it might be an addiction, it sounds like it really is benefiting your life and those around you.

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