I've noticed that when I take a few weeks without doing jewelry, I lose my confidence in my abilities and the longer I wait the more hesitant I am to get started again. I've found that when that happens, I have to start with something familiar--a creative jumpstart of sorts. Usually it just takes a little time--getting the tools and findings in my hands and I'm ready to plunge back into my work. Then the ideas start coming. I love color and wanted to think springtime so I dug out some of Cassie's colorful beads and did a bracelet that puts a smile on my face and hope you feel the same. Now those seashell beads are calling my name...so I have to grab a window of time again today and see what comes together.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
At Long Last....
I was beginning to think I might never get back to my work bench, but finally yesterday I seized the afternoon as my own and set out to play with my little treasures. The result was ISLAND DREAMS REVISITED. Bright pastels, summer breezes and memories in technicolor come to mind with a myriad of charms--14 artisan lampwork beads by Cassie Barrigan, with assorted gemstone, pearl, resin, swarovski crystal and czech glass charms set the tone. Sterling findings, of course, all designed to put a smile on your face.