The beaders showcase asked me to manage an online group that is to be started within their websites network. It is a new group they are forming to teach more people about what Lampwork glass beads are, and how they are made. As much as I would like to play around and make a website, I just simply do not have the time to take that on. So, I am thankful for the offer, and I will participate; just not as an administrator.
I do think it is a great idea. I am excited to visit the forums and blogs there. The site seams to be pulling in a variety of talented people from different genre’s in the bead, jewelry, and just art-scene. This has lead me to new connections, new customers, and a new perspective.
It is true that most Fine art masters started learning their skills in a small scale. Jewelry was a common beginning during the time of Michelangelo, Leonardo, and many more. I am recognizing more and more jewelers moving toward art, and sculpture. The skills they are taking with them are very impressive. The beaders showcase, I think, is going to be a very impressive Gallery to browse.
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