Knot Just Macrame, and I were brainstorming ideas. We had both wanted to host some sort of challenge for quite some time - but each of us was a bit intimidated to bite it off by ourselves. Having a partner to lean on when life attacks has been helpful for both of us.
So now we are into our final chapter of the Beading Back in Time challenge - History. If you would like to play along, all you need do is choose a historical time period and create! Should you create something using materials and techniques of the day? Something that a person in that period would have worn? Something made with modern methods and materials, but looks like it belongs in that period? Or perhaps let inspiration guide you in a more abstract way, and create something that is inspired by a concept or event or accessory that is unique to that period. Do research, have fun! If at all possible, get out to a local museum and see the history in person! Get to your local library and check out the fashion history and art history sections!
Soon, I will share a few of my favorite periods for adornment with you. Until then, have fun with your research, discover lots of ideas, and create!
- Lindsay M Starr is a beadwork and mixed media artist currently based in Nashville, TN. She spent her early childhood in Alaska, and her school age and college years in Oregon. Lindsay has a great appreciation for history, science, and nature and is consistently inspired by insects, sea life, color, and the significance of beads and beadwork throughout human history. She spends her days beading, walking at the zoo, and practicing yoga. Lindsay loves to share her knowledge and passion for beads and beadwork to hobbyists of all skill levels.