Despite the fact that there are books, magazines, and tons of other resources devoted to patterns and techniques - it seems as though we seed bead artists (and that's what we are, artists) are still among the minority, bead-wise. As I hop through the Blog Party blogs to see what the swappers came up with, I have seen very few seed beads, and even less weaving. Am I the only one that can whip out an entire cabochon rich, seed bead detailed necklace AND earrings in less than a week? All I know is, if I am ever lucky enough to be chosen to participate, whatever I receive as beads to work with from my partner, WILL have seed beads, and weaving. It's what I do.
It just seems as though many of the party participants, even though they requested to do so, didn't have time to devote to putting together something worth while. So far, the only pieces I'm impressed with are the pieces done by the woman who lost a close family member in a car accident in the middle of the creative process (yet still managed to finish & post on time), and Lori's, of course. Come on girls - step up to the bowl! Stir that imagination a little more! Add some spice! Now granted - I haven't even made it half way through - so I may be premature in my 'critique'. I'm headed back there now, fully intending to be blown away by some of the awesome beaders I know are out there.
Just my observations on a windy, snowy and as of yet sufficiently caffeinated Sunday morning. =@)
Peaceful beading - and by the way - 'Call of Wild' WILL be finished TODAY.