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Slow Living with a Handmade Beaded Purse Artist | Opals & Clovers Trailer

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

Opals & Clovers is a channel dedicated to providing a source of inspiration and relaxation for creatives, dreamers, and those in search of inspiration. I am Dedra, a multitasking individual with a passion for beadwork art, multimedia art, poetry, plants, family, herbal knowledge, and compounding pharmacy. Despite leading a busy life, I deliberately make time for my artwork and interests to slow down and infuse passion into my daily routine.

The inception of this channel was driven by my desire to embrace a slower pace of life, allowing me to regularly incorporate my passions and follow my bliss. Through visual storytelling, I share my art, poetry, beadwork, love for vintage fashion, and appreciation for natural beauty. This trailer provides you with a glimpse of what you can expect on our journey together.

I hope that my videos, encompassing elements of #slowliving, #cottagecore, #beadwork, and #poetry, will inspire and bring tranquility to your life. Slow living is a lifestyle movement that emphasizes simplicity, mindfulness, and living in the present moment. It encourages individuals to decelerate, prioritize what truly matters, and derive happiness from life's simple pleasures. Slow living enables us to live authentically, value experiences over possessions, and relish the present. It fosters balance and simplicity amidst our fast-paced lives.

A beadwork artist is someone who crafts decorative or functional art primarily using beads as their medium. Beadwork entails designing patterns and motifs using beads and additional embellishments like thread, wire, or ribbon. Beadwork artists employ various techniques such as stringing, embroidery, loom weaving, and bead weaving.

Beadwork boasts a rich historical background, having been utilized in numerous cultures for adornment and ceremonial purposes. Contemporary beadwork artists explore the creative possibilities of beads, producing an array of work ranging from traditional to modern. They may create jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, or fashion decorative objects such as ornaments and wall hangings. Some beadwork artists also embellish clothing, bags, and accessories with their artwork.

Working with an assortment of beads like glass, plastic, metal, and natural materials such as shells, stones, and wood, beadwork artists also incorporate materials like thread, wire, or ribbon into their designs. They often develop their own techniques and styles, which can be simple or intricate.

Beadwork is an art form that demands skill, patience, and meticulous attention to detail. It can also be a therapeutic and meditative activity. While some beadwork artists are self-taught, others may undergo classes or workshops to learn new techniques and refine their craft.

My beadwork encompasses various artistic expressions using beads. However, my primary focus lies in loom beadwork, employing traditional techniques to craft vintage-inspired purses. I frequently utilize antique and vintage metal frames for these purses, resulting in designer handbags that evoke a sense of nostalgia.

To view my vintage-inspired, handmade beaded purses, artwork, and poetry, please visit the following links:

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