My sister and I did a trade. She was wanting to get rid of all her beads and beading accessories and I was one day wanting to acquire such a set. She wanted Mary Kay make-up which I could supply. The trade was a done deal.
For months now I have been saving beading magazines. Mostly for the few designs I have seen in there. What I want to know is how do I get the really cool images I see in my brain to actually take fruition in a set of earrings, necklace or bracelet? Am I artistic enough for such a venture? Could I be good enough to actually make some money at it? Would it be too hard on my eyes/hands over time? These questions keep plaguing me. I have every intention to sit down and try my hand. But when? Not this week. Maybe not even next week.
In the meantime I will reread these said magazines and look at the beads I currently have. It's definitely not like a quilt where you can imagine the finished product in your mind as you work on it. The images I see in my mind are simple and beautiful. I lack the know-how to get to the finished product.
Wish me luck as I learn new things. Maybe I will be good enough that you just might find a little something from me in your Christmas stocking this year.
5 days ago