School Is in Session

Locally, here in Connecticut, school has already started, however, I am pretty confident most everyone associates the USA Labor Day as the day which signifies the end of Summer and, if you are a kid, the start of the school year. As a child I loathed school despite a deep love of actual learning. For me, school was not synonymous with learning, but thankfully neither did my school adventures kill my enthusiasm for this activity.

I am a lifelong learner and my interests span a huge range of topics from various artistic techniques to many of the sciences, and, now, as an artist entrepreneur, into some fields of business. Last week, I discussed my foray into developing bead bezels for some of my old Swarovski jewels. The last picture was of six Rivolis encased in delicate open weave netting. I have since used three of these stones in a large piece for decorating one’s hair. The piece is at once a Bubbe Pin™ and a jhumar and I have entered it in the Etsy Beadweavers September Challenge. In working the piece I learned more about Indian hair jewelry, about what weaves will do what I want, about how engineering is also part of being an artist (at least it is for me) and how I can still amaze myself when a work comes out so well that my heart beats faster with excitement.

Below is a picture of the work and of course a link so that you can visit the Etsy Beadweaver’s blog between the 9th and 15th of September and see both my entry and all the others and, please, vote for your favorite.

Bubbe Pin (TM) OOAK bead weaving hair decoration art

2 Responses to “School Is in Session”

  1. Ileana Says:

    Lovely entry and I love your Bubbe Pin.

    I published your Blog link in the Forum:

  2. Patricia C Says:

    Oh cool! Thank you Ileana. I am planning on reminding everyone about the challenge voting when we actually hit the date for voting to start. 🙂