Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bead Mavens

I am happy to announce this morning I am one of the Bead Mavens.  What is a Maven you may ask? The dictionary defines it as

ma-ven also ma-vin n.
A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.

Well I was surprised to read that and I certainly don't think of myself as an expert in anything. 
So let me tell you about the Bead Mavens.

A colleague, Mikki Ferrugiaro, is the founder of the blog dedicated to helping other novice beaders - both the artists (Mavens) and the followers

Mikki has chosen six artists as Mavens. The Mavens are relatively new in terms of releasing their designs and writing tutorials. Each Maven is to write about their experiences in beading, sharing tips, talking about colour, use of materials, whatever we wish.  
Each Maven is also required to write two free tutorials per year. This way the followers of
Bead Mavens blog get to have free tutorials and the Mavens get to receive feedback on their tutorial writing skills. It is a Win/Win situation.

Some of today's well known designers began as a Maven years ago and due to a loss of a founder and commitments in other areas the Bead Maven blog has been closed for awhile. 
Yesterday all that changed with Valorie Clifton being introduced as a Maven and this morning I was introduced as a Maven - click on the link below or the yellow box over on the side bar


 There are four more artists being revealed over the next week and it is very exciting
to be linked with such a great group. So for all you aspiring beaders 'out there' I recommend you check Bead Mavens and join the blog as a follower.

You too can be in a Win/Win situation


  1. Congratulations Patrick, look forward to following you with your new venture into the land of tutorials - exciting times ahead!

  2. Congratulations Patrick. Can't think of anyone who deserves it more.

  3. Awesome to "meet" you! I am a beadweaving addict as well, and Marcia and Mikki have likewise been two of my inspirations. Beautiful blog! I intend to explore it more at leisure.

    1. Tank you Lori? very nice to meet you and glad you visited. Yes addict is definitely the word.