Weave Gold Willow Earrings
Weave Gold started in 2011 when my friend taught me the desirably envious brick stitch. It took me over six hours to finish one, very basic earring and after many a tear and a cry later, my fondness for the craft only grew and I had my first pair of handmade beaded earrings. I have dabbled in different forms of art before such as embroidery, sewing, and painting but nothing ever stuck until I found beading. With ever changing ideas, designs, and love for color and shapes, I feel that my hands will be busy for quite some time to come. My favorite part about beading is watching hundreds of individual tiny beads become unified and create something tangible and beautiful. I either create a design before hand with pen and paper or I just begin with an idea in mind and let my brain wander and my hands lead the way. I love how unpredictable each piece of jewelry can be. Even if I'm not particularly fond of the outcome, they always seem call out to someone. People have different tastes which keeps me on my toes and having to constantly bead something new. There is a piece of gold for every soul and I hope my creations can find a way to yours.
The name Weave Gold came from a song 'Wizard' by Mariee Sioux. I was beading one night listening to Sioux and I heard the words, "Wizard, weave gold..." It seemed so perfect. Art is flawed and there are bound to be errors when something is handmade but it is beautiful in it's own way and someone somewhere will appreciate the quality and dignity behind the craft made by human hands. Everything you create is gold. So I like to think that while I'm beading, I'm weaving gold.