Outside Inspiration: Doubling up the Talent

So … have you ever given a set of beads or random pieces of your work to someone else and let them create from it? I’ve only done this once with artwork but wish I did it more often. It can be truly eye-opening to see what others envision with your work.

Here is one example using ceramics beads from bead artist “BeadFreaky” on Etsy and the bead artistry of Keirsten Giles

tree of life necklace 008

There is something about having the vision and aesthetics of another person applied to your own work. They way they treat it, contrast or highlights it’s aspect and the forms they include it in can be quite exciting.

Do you know any artists who work in a different medium (or work in polymer but in a very different way) that might be up for mixing their work with yours?


  1. I would love to send you a shot of the incredible necklace that my friend and colleague Nora Pero made from some of my faux ammolite cabs–it is nothing short of astonishing. Nora is not aonly an exceptionlly talented polymer artist, but a beader as well. She took some ordinary cabs and made them into a masterpiece.

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