Beading--The Creative Spirit: Finding Your Sacred Center through the Art of Beadwork

Beading--The Creative Spirit: Finding Your Sacred Center through the Art of Beadwork

by Rev. Wendy Ellsworth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594733901
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Rev. Wendy Ellsworth is an internationally recognized professional bead artist, whose works are represented in the permanent collections at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A frequent contributor to Beadwork and Bead & Button, she also teaches classes at leading craft centers, bead shops, major bead shows, and at gatherings of state bead societies nationwide. Ellsworth is also an ordained interfaith minister.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1

1 Find Your Center
For Equilibrium and Balance 7
Exercise: Creating a Comfortable Space 17
Project 1: Geometric Mandala 19
Meditation: Asking for Personal Symbols 26
Project 2: Personal Mandala 28

2 Knock on Spirit's Door
Using Beads to Pray 35
Exercise: Blessing the Materials 47
Meditation: Accessing Your Right-Brain Creative Spirit 49
Project 3: Personal Prayer Beads 52
Project 4: Beaded Prayer Pouch 55

3 Stir the Pot
In Search of the Authentic Self 63
Exercise: Focusing—The Sacred Triangle 76
Beginning Meditation 78
Project 5: Goddess Archetype Necklace 80
Project 6: Beaded Stick Figure Goddess 86
Ending Meditation 90

4 Spin the Wheels of Life
For Integration and Wholeness 93
Exercise: Visualizing the Vertical Currents of Core Energy 105
Project 7: Chakra Necklace 108
Meditation: Bringing In the Light 113
Project 8: Chakra Flower Sculpture 117

5 Shake Up Your Palette
Playing with Light and Color 123
Exercise: Shake Up Your Palette 138
Project 9: Free-form Gourd Stitch Bracelet 141
Meditation: Color 147
Project 10: Ruffled Cabochon Brooch 149

6 Dance with the Rhythm
Ten Tools of Creative Expression 157
Exercise: Drawing Spirals 174
Project 11: Dutch Spiral Necklace 176
Meditation: Spirals 180
Project 12: Spiral Vessel 182

7 Bead Your Bliss
Sing Your Song 189
Exercise: Discovering Your Song 202
Project 13: Song Beads 204
Meditation: Beauty 208
Project 14: Herringbone Stitch Cuff with
Freshwater Pearls 210
Inspiration for the Future: Creating a Bead Challenge 217

Resources 219
Bibliography 221
Project Index 225

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