Monday, June 1, 2009

Creative Features - The Yellow Flower

Holy Cow!

If you've never seen or worn intricately woven seed beads you are truly missing out. It's almost like wearing a smooth fabric with an exotic and incredible texture.

I think that too many seed bead artisans undervalue their work so it's great too see an artist like Amber Leilani price her designs according to all the hard work that I know goes into each piece.

Each one of those little tiny beads is hand woven using the thinnest and tiniest of needles. I know because I have dabbled in Peyote is not my forte.

I love Amber's use of color and design in her woven work.

People who can create such lovely pieces always intrigue me. Amber is definitely one of those artisans.

Check out all her incredible work in her Etsy shop and be sure to say hi on her very interesting blog.


Anna said...

Thank you so much for featuring Amber's work! She creates such beautiful pieces and you're right about undervaluing beadweaving! I love creating it and have only learned to price appropriately with the help of my lovely beadweaving mentors!

Amber Leilani said...

thanks for the mention! i always love to see the look on my customers faces when i tell them how long it takes me to weave a cuff and that it is done one bead at a time. they are usually speechless!