Beading Bracelets

17 Jan

Club Creative Studio hand-made wire bracelet.

Club Creative Studio hand-made wire bracelet.


Turquoise bracelet hand-twisted wire from Club Creative Studio.

Turquoise bracelet hand-twisted wire from Club Creative Studio.

Hand-made wire bracelets by Club Creative Studio.

Club Creative Studio speaks often about creativity. Here on the blog, you will find inspiration from art, project ideas, and other helpful information stemming from creativity. Today is no different in that I am sharing a short story from the spark of creativity that comes from the opportunity to collaborate and brain-storm.

I attended a networking event a few months ago and there, I met very interesting business people. Among all of them, I met a lady who had a common thread with me. We both shared the love and passion for beads. She was also designing jewelry so needless to say we had much to talk about. What began from a single common friendship fostered a bond through beading. As we connected via other social media methods, we learned more about each other. We planned an outing together to a local bead store that was going out of business. It was there that we spent several hours looking and speaking about beads as well as shopping for beads. It was really a fun time to spend time with someone with a shared enthusiasm for beads and supplies. We are now “beading buddies”.

My beading buddy bought a bracelet (say that three times fast). The wire bracelet was a store sample from one of their classes. When we looked at it we thought the same thing. We both had wondered how it was made, and if we could figure it out by closer examination, since there was not a way to get instruction from the store that was going out of business. We both had mentioned that we had wanted to try to create something similar but had not taken instruction on the technique. We thought that we could make them ourselves. We ended up splitting the cost of the bracelet and I took it home to dissect so we could recreate it later.

After meeting for a brain-storming session, we combined our creative time, and collaborated with our supplies to make our own versions of the same bracelet. Turns out the pattern was a good starting point for us to springboard into our own style and wire-wrapping techniques. Our skill levels were expanding together and we were inspiring to each other. That is what I am thankful for today, the opportunity to connect and support the creative drive of a fellow artist. Can you think of someone you have merged talents with or have benefitted from bouncing ideas off of? Do tell how it was a positive impact for you.

I am now getting comfortable with the technique and my materials. I will soon be able to offer these hand-made bracelets online for others to enjoy and purchase

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6 Responses to “Beading Bracelets”

  1. clubcreativestudio January 17, 2013 at 6:11 PM #

    Good for you, Dawn on many counts! I agree that jewelry art with a personal meaning associated with it and is handmade is a very valuable item. Your daughter will always have jewelry-making as a skill and talent to pick up again at any stage of her life no matter how busy she becomes, that is a gift in itself.

  2. clubcreativestudio January 17, 2013 at 6:07 PM #

    Dr. Hale, Thank you for your comment. It is always nice to hear about another fan of beading. I would love for your wife to visit the blog here about creativity or view the website, which is found at the bottom of the post as a link serving as your “call to action”. Also, you may have missed my question formed as a prompt to share your uplifting experience if anyone had inspired you. I welcome your helpful suggestions and appreciate knowing that you are supporting the addictive habits that most bead-lovers have and may also be found in your wife. Sometimes this passion is confused with hoarding!

  3. Shine On Dawn January 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM #

    How lovely for you to meet someone who shares the same passion and strike up a friendship. My daughter Angela has made me some unique pieces of jewellery, but these days her busy career has taken over. I treasure them as much or more than my expensive jewellery. Also I said , “My beading buddy bought a bracelet”, fast, three times.

  4. Hale Pringle January 17, 2013 at 9:38 AM #

    My wife is very much into beading. I kept waiting for a Call to Action. I would have forwarded it to her, but…..
    I can hear you passion and I hope you have a great 2013
    Dr. Hale


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