Saturday, 8 February 2014

Rings and Things

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!




12 comments:

Claire Lockwood said...

A hoard of beaders - that's definitely it! Lovely earrings!

Saraccino said...

The earrings look really beautiful! And I am also... not thinking just wanting when I see gorgeous new beads ^^

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I am going to steal that excuse, Rebecca. "I trust my own creativity" sounds SO much better than admitting my poor buying discipline. Thanks ;)

Susan Delaney said...

I LOVE it, a hoard of bearers!!!

Jayne Capps said...

I think there is a subset of the second group, those that come across a strand of beads & think " heeyyy I forgot all about these~cool!"

Linda - Earthshine.co.uk said...

Thanks for sharing my details on your blog Rebecca x

Lottie me said...

Oh how I love those birds - absolutely gorgeous set of earrings - and the Valentines Day hearts - perfect

Liona (Blue Merlin Creations) said...

I just laughed reading this....I freely admit to being a bead hoarder, and one who buys lovely things with the view that I'll use it in a design..."eventually"!

KJ said...

You know I have boxes of beads that have become vintage since I bought them, yet it amazes me that they mostly do get used.

The earrings turned out well, particularly the birds.

Enjoy your hoard.

Bobbie said...

More proof of my theory that a proper designer needs a respectable stash (hoard, treasure trove, choose your descriptor) of beads in order to act when the inspiration hits! That's what I tell my husband...

SmittenBeads said...

Brilliant post Rebecca, it made me laugh and was so familiar! Claire x

Lyn Gulliver said...

So true and funny Rebecca! Loving the earrings too. A "hoard of beaders", perfect description.

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