Spotlight: “I am summoning my courage and adding a photo of my d’Anjou pear, and 3 little pearlets.” ~Elizabeth-S
As a tutor, the best compliment I could ever receive is to see that all of you are actually applying the techniques being taught here at the blog and in the video library. That is what this new “Spotlight” feature is all about.
Now I want everyone to understand that this “Spotlight” feature is not about seeing who can make the best or most popular beads. There’s already more than enough places on the web to go find those types of venues for inspiration.
That being said, I also know that many of you are in fact creating some pretty amazing pieces that would do well in the jewelry artisan competitions. And that’s great! By all means send in those photos, descriptions and stories so I can help showcase your work.
But on the other end of the spectrum for all of you beginners, please don’t ever feel like you’re stuff isn’t worth showing. Because it absolutely is! Everyone has to start somewhere. And one of my “jobs” as a teacher is to instill confidence in you, through your journey in learning all about polymer clay.
I love it that Elizabeth summoned up the courage to share her delightful Anjou Pear Bead story with all of us today.
Hi Cindy, first of all, thanks for expanding the blog to include pictures of projects inspired by your tutorials. Can’t wait to see what others are doing! This site just gets better and better!
On another note, I am summoning my courage and adding a photo of my d’Anjou pear, and three little “pearlets”. Mind you this is the very first time I have ever put one of my creations “out there”, so you will understand the mix of excitement and trepidation. Perfect they are not, but in making them I learned, and that’s what counts. Again, my thanks and appreciation.
~Elizabeth Schydlower (El Paso, Texas, USA)
A big huge thanks right back at you Elizabeth. I’m so proud that you actually applied the pear bead technique to make something that made you feel good inside.
Your “pearlets” really turned out great! Nice realistic shading with the inks and the finish looks perfect.
Now according to Elizabeth, she has a little trouble thinking of ways to use many of the beads she makes in finished jewelry projects. In fact she used the words, “jewelry design challenged.”
So in the comment section below, it would be great if you guys could give Elizabeth some encouragement and ideas on how to use her d’Anjou Pear fruit beads in some charms and jewelry making projects.
Plus… don’t forget to start snapping some of your own project photos to be included in an upcoming Spotlight Feature here at the blog. Instructions on what to send and how to send it are outlined at this article link: Jupiter Beads