Melanie at Earthenwood Beads has created a consistently interesting blog, showing her creative process.
I always enjoy reading her blog, as well as the blog she contributes to, Art Bead Scene, but her recent series on Steam Punk was particularly interesting.
She chronicles her research into the Steam Punk style, and the beads she creates for this market. The gear beads above, are an example of that.
It’s always cool to see someone’s work process, what the beads look like before they are glazed, and after. But I’ve never seen a blog series or article showing how to research a style (or market) and then create pieces for that market.
Read Steam Week here: earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com