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Bringing The Beads Back to The Bench…

I haven’t done any beadwork in quite awhile since I have been teaching myself some metal techniques. Today I brought the beads out again in order to work on my Artbeads Blogging for Beaders Project for Summer.

I doubt I will finish both pieces today…actually I know I won’t, esp. since this beautiful weather is calling me outdoors!

I have to admit something: I have WAY too many supplies. I am serious!! Not exactly a bad thing – but over the past two and a half years, I seem to have had more time to BUY beading supplies than MAKE jewelry! Plus I scope out suppliers, buy wholesale and volume discounts and close outs – well, you get the picture. When I sat down to look at colour options for these two necklaces, I had too. many. choices.!!Ā  In a way it was overwhelming – too many possibilities! I spent a half an hour this morning just looking & considering colour schemes!! I came to the conclusion for example, I have way too many gemstone beads in the hue of ORANGE!! I went to get large guage headpins and paused to consider dozens and dozens of different metal components. And I am organized – believe you me – it’s just too many choices staring at me. At this point, I think I could open a small store…if I had the time! HA!

Anyway, I mean that somewhat in jest of course – but still…anyone else feel the same way – even some days?? The possibilities are endless when it comes to beads…I thought I was limiting myself by not buying glass anymore but nope… šŸ™‚

Happy Creating! I should be posting this project within a couple of days…

  1. May 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Leilani!

    My suggestion regarding the bead issue is to get together with some beading friends and do a swap. Or you could donate excess supplies you don’t need to a school, community center, retirement home as they would love to have the supplies. Yes, I understand the orange dilemma too! It is just such a cheerful and uplifting color, kind of hard to resist! LOL!

    ~ Duchess

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

      All great ideas Duchess…yet could I really let go…?? LOL!! I buy everything with the intention that I can sell the supplies later buuuut…I hardly have time to bead let alone sell supplies! Life of a mom…sigh…can’t wait to show you the finished projects!! šŸ™‚

      Leilani šŸ™‚

  2. Momsjewels
    May 20, 2010 at 6:16 am

    I love the focal you are using!!! I also have way to many supplies…I have packaged a few of the “orphan” beads together in an attempt to sell them, but that is as far as I ever get!!! My hubby says I was bit by the bead bug!!! Ha-HA!!

    Can’t wait to see the results!!


    • May 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      Ah yes you GET IT!! And my husband is no help…he encourages it way too much!! I still have beads on the strand…if there is a discount for volume or a close out – I buy em. šŸ™‚

      I finished both projects today but I am too tired tonight to blog about it…tomorrow I’ll unveil. šŸ™‚

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