I recently found on Pinterest that http://zrzavakocka.cz/656/navod-dutinka-z-dvoudirkovych-koralku-superduo/also had a pattern out there!! I honestly had not seen her pattern before I made mine. Does that make it unethical to teach it? I made up the pattern myself, had my own idea and so did she.....Today I taught the pattern to six women that loved their pieces!
Does anyone else ever run into this?
Have you ever had an idea, made the piece and found that someone in Europe, Russia, or anywhere in the world, also had the same idea?
I try very hard to NEVER teach anything to anyone, under my name, if someone has a pattern out there unless I get the designers permission. (That is ethical.) With so many beautiful artists, so many gorgeous new projects and so many beads it is hard to not run into the same idea the same time. There is not a single beader out there that "owns" herringbone, peyote, brick or ladder stitches, etc. as it has been in existence since the beginning of time. We are blessed with "professional & qualified" teachers (of which I am truly thankful for), there are beautiful books and we learn new ideas of connecting and designing so the world of beading increases in knowledge. In that "increase of knowledge" we have our own twists, colors and beads that are unlimited.
I try so hard, (for my own ethical soul) to give credit where credit is due. IF I have made anything that comes close to another designers pattern I never done it intentionally.
Keeping busy! I haven't forgotten you all....You are always on my mind. I am getting ready for teaching tomorrow...making designs...patterns...and sometimes cooking for my man.
This "peacock feather" is a bead embroidery piece that can be worn on a chain or as a broach. I am working on a pattern for the Super Duo Twin hole beads... it takes some concentration but it works up very quickly!!! (More to come when I get the beads in.) Stay tuned!!!
Ornaments take a long long time to make. When you receive one for a present please remember that they take more time than most necklaces and bracelets. I know they will look great on the tree and someday be passed down to my grandchildren.....
This is why I have not been around! With beading and http://Pinterest.com I have been keeping busy, beading, teaching, working at keeping my head together. There are many more pics but I think that even Blogland has its' limits.
Oh, and one of my pieces was published in the August/September issue of BeadWork Magazine!!! Did you happen to see it?