These questions have been on my mind lately. To be honest as a beadweaver it is very hard to break the glass ceiling if you are looking to sell what you create. When creating tutorials they have to be not only easy to follow but they have to also be something the market is looking for.
For example this was a great selling tutorial when the spike beads first came out. Now not so much since the market has been inundated with so many other new beads.
Then there is this tutorial that was a for lack of a better term a total bust. I used a unique technique to create the links but either the picture has not sparked any interest or it is just not what the market wants. I am going to retake the cover photo with other color options and see if it helps.
It can really change your outlook as a designer. This made me question each and every new idea I have had in design. Making me look to others for advise and approval of even the simplest of ideas. As if out of the blue it hit me. Why? I love creating. I love playing with seed beads and artbeads and these questions are making it no fun. And frankly as I look back I realized some of my favorite and best designs happened when I was just following my instincts.
|Taking Jennifer’s Nightmare Insomnia bead and incorporating fun components.|
|Taking a new to me stitch and utilizing Sue’s cab with my love of twins.|
|Tri beads are a new obsession and just let them create their own path to show off Diana’s Snowflake.|
|Blu Mudd Design challenge that just inspired me to play.|
So you know this weekend is our reveal of January Component Stash challenge and I am over the top excited! I really took this new revelation to the extreme and just went with my gut good and bad (you will not be seeing the bad though) and I am so happy with my designs. Want a sneak peek? I thought you would.
Have you changed the way you design? Tell me how.