Coming Up With Designs
I have a stash of beads and wire. I want to design something with them but I'm not sure where to start. Should I first draw or story board what my vision is? how do I create a vision utilizing the beads I have? Where should I begin? Like interior design should I start with a focal point and then build from there?
Most of the instructions I've seen on websites don't really go into the basics except that you need to learn the basic skills: looping, wrapping, choosing the correct gauge wire and stuff like that.
Then I've searched for information on color and feel, which is how I found your website in the past. You have some great stuff.
But I'm stil sitting here, with all of my looping and wrapping skills in tact, the beads in disarray and wondering where to get inspiration which would work well with the beads I have.
There seems to be two trains of thought in the design business. One is that you have it or you don't. And you'll just know what to do with your designs. They come from the internal.
And then there is the school, that you need to take classes or learn as much as you can about the elements of art.
With the emphasis on mixed media now I would tend to think that one could just go with the flow and pick things they like and then put them together.