Beading in the Basement Doesn’t Dim Cecil Rodriguez’s Style
Cecil Rodriguez is Bead Master’s resident designer. She loves beading with Czech-glass two-hole beads, especially DiamonDuos. Cecil’s Infinite Beauty necklace and Es-o Express Cuff are in Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2018. Her Es-o Express Cuff is available as a kit, while supplies last. Take a peek at Cecil’s beading space.
Q: Where is your current workspace located?
A: I stay cool, beading in the basement.
Q: How is your studio/workspace organized?
A: I have many shelves within reach that surround my workspace. Each shelf has rows of clear containers, for easy viewing and access.
Q: What do you love about your beading space?
A: My creative space really is the epicenter of my creative soul. I get excited whenever I enter the physical space, because I know something good will come from my work there.
Q: What’s the ONE thing you would change about your studio if you could?
A: I would like to have more windows! You never know what might catch your eye and inspire you.
Q: What’s your favorite beading tool?
A: Good, quality needles of all kinds: a regular short beading needle, a tatting needle — and I always carry a crochet needle with me in my bag. Inspiration can strike at any time!
To see Cecil’s work, visit her Etsy shop, Cecil Rodriguez Beads, or follow her on Facebook. In addition, see her designer profile, “Discover the Beauty of Beadwork Designer Cecil Rodriguez’s Soul.”
Managing Editor, Beadwork magazine
Get Quick + Easy Beadwork Winter 2018 and the Es-o Express Cuff kit in the Interweave Store!