I made up this rope of Super Duo Seed Beads and love, love, love the way it lays on the neck! I am so loving it! I got the pattern finished two or three months ago and found there is no limit to the wonderful rings one can put on this lovely piece!
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.
Let me hear what YOU think? How does one deal with other teachers who "bad mouth" your work because it LOOKS like someone elses piece? I will go on teaching because I absolutely love seeing the "light" go on when the student "gets it"!
I guess I need to grow a thicker skin....
I would love to hear YOUR input.