Heidi McDonald's Profile

About

In addition to being a beadwork addict, I've also been a science fiction/fantasy short story writer for many years. I'm always looking for new ways to tell a story, and new media to work in, and StoryWare came from playing with the idea of trying to literally tell a story through a piece of jewelry.
I love a beautiful piece of jewelry as much as the next person, but I particularly enjoy a piece that has some unexpected element -- a secret message, a reminder of a childhood game, a puzzle, a hidden function. I thing those added elements give a piece a peculiar significance that adds to the beauty of it.
For a similar reason, I also love doing the fundraiser bracelets. I guess the bottom line is: it's when a piece has real significance -- in addition to "pretty" -- that I feel totally satisfied with the work. And that sense of satisfaction is, for me, the whole point!

  • Female
  • Born on October 15
  • Joined November 20, 2010

Favorite materials

glass beads, ceramic beads, handmade beads, wooden beads, crystal beads, bone beads, memory wire

About

In addition to being a beadwork addict, I've also been a science fiction/fantasy short story writer for many years. I'm always looking for new ways to tell a story, and new media to work in, and StoryWare came from playing with the idea of trying to literally tell a story through a piece of jewelry.
I love a beautiful piece of jewelry as much as the next person, but I particularly enjoy a piece that has some unexpected element -- a secret message, a reminder of a childhood game, a puzzle, a hidden function. I thing those added elements give a piece a peculiar significance that adds to the beauty of it.
For a similar reason, I also love doing the fundraiser bracelets. I guess the bottom line is: it's when a piece has real significance -- in addition to "pretty" -- that I feel totally satisfied with the work. And that sense of satisfaction is, for me, the whole point!

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