I don’t exactly remember. I’m a bit of a craft junky and
have crafted for most of my life. As a
young girl, I was obsessed with making friendship bracelets and learning all
kinds of different patterns. In High
School, the obsession was with beading Rave bracelets of brightly colored dayglow
beads. I loved that the bracelets had
two sides. They were fun and childish in
the daylight, but best of all glowed in different colors under UV light. I enjoyed designing for both of the bracelet’s
A few years ago I took a wire making class, opening my eyes
to other techniques. I was hooked. I figured out that I could make jewelry that
I bought or saw in stores. I struggled
for years, trying to find the confidence to grow my passion. Recently, I made a commitment to myself to
focus on my creative side and not to let non-perfect designs discourage
I started this blog to push myself to keep up with my
promise. While searching for jewelry blogs
to gain inspiration and tips, I came across something called the Bead Soup Blog
Party. Lori and her fantastic blog and
party have changed my life.
I wanted a career in
design, but ended up excelling in the technical aspect of the design
world. I can express myself through my designs and share them on this blog. I am so proud to show off what I've made and it's refreshing to feel that way. I thrive off of trying new techniques and figure out different ways of blending various techniques. I believe I can succeed ad long as my heart and head are in it.
Thanks for taking the time to read my journey.
Wow! Reading this over made me teary eyed. I have suppressed the sadness for years. I never thought I was talented enough to put myself out there like this. I'm finally trying, and I am so proud of myself. I have no idea how this will all end up, but no matter what it will be an amazing journey that I look forward to taking.
Finally, after a long week of nothing, I completed a lovely pair of earrings. I tried out a few designs, ultimately settling on a simple blend of silver, blue and white.
When I first started beading, I made sure to use only one color of metal throughout my pieces. A few years ago, a beading teacher encouraged me to have fun with color and mix metals. I did so today by adding a touch of copper to these silver dangles.
There are so many ideas floating around in my head, unfortunately, I don't always know how to execute them. Hopefully I will have a few more pieces to share tomorrow.
Time to catch up with my favorite blogs, hopefully drawing some inspiration...maybe even for the upcoming soup!
Wow, I can't believe I this is my first post in June! Lately, I'm struggling finishing an entire piece. I've started 3 or 4 things and just didn't like them.
Hoping to put an end to this creative block, I signed up for two blog hops. I am super excited as I've never done anything like this before. I look forward to participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party (see link to the right) and the Phantom of the Opera blog hop.