I think I'm right in saying that us bead-jewellery designers fall roughly into two categories. First bunch (what IS the collective noun for jewellery designers?) buy what they need when they need it, with a clear idea of (at least) what they think it will become when it reaches their hands 95% of the time. Second lot buy what they like when they feel like it/can afford it, and have not much of an idea what it will become when it reaches their hands 95% of the time.
Can you guess which category I fall into?
Ok, if you didn't get that right then perhaps this is the first time you've read my blog.
Hello. Pleased to meet you. My name is Rebecca and I am a messy, disorganised, scatty bead hoarder! (Yes, perhaps that's it - a *hoard* of jewellery designers.)
In the past two weeks, I have placed a couple of orders with Linda Newnham of Earthshine Beads. She makes beautiful lampwork glass beads, and has a lovely line of large-hole rings and daisies. I loved them, and I didn't let the fact that I had no idea what I would do with them when they arrived stop me from purchasing several lots. Perhaps you could say that I trust my own creativity...or perhaps you could say that I have no impulse control when it comes to beads. Ahem.
Anyway, it turned out fine. (Phew!) Inspiration struck last night in the form of hearts, birds and chain - and here you go. I'm remarkably happy with these!