Copy the masters - find a piece you like and try to recreate at
least a part of it. This used to be the method used to study art, and
I've found it's a great way to learn or improve my skills, or to just
get out of a rut.
By the way, I am NOT advocating the theft of
the designs of others and/or representing them as your own. When you're
done, rip the pieces apart and build something original using the same
technique/colors or tuck them away for future reference instead.
Hello.. just would like to thank you all for these bits of
advice..I am starting my first beaded project tomorrow after receiving a
'gift box' full of supplies from a very kind accomplished bead
embroiderer, and they certainly help!
May I add my bit of advice?
Don't be afraid to do what you really like or 'feel' is wonderful. It
took me years to get the courage! Do not to be too influenced by what is
the 'rage', what sells the best, or in is fashion. Your own 'niche'
will make for the best art.