Monday, January 22, 2007

Samples From the Past

While I haven't been really 'working' I've been organizing and found some old designs from collections past. I 'lose' or 'forget' stuff all the time. Being a visual person, what is outta sight is really outta mind. Some go back awhile...even to glass beads where I first started. I will post a sample sale of these items on 1/24 to newsletter subscribers first, then open it to the public on 1/26. I am still fond of some of these designs. Having been a major jewelry hoarder in my previous life, I am constantly surprised by my lack of need to keep any jewelry for myself at all. Thank the Lord the spell has been broken!

The 2 Flower Necklace is made of very interesting glass beads and seed beads. I have the earrings somewhere but don't feel like looking.

The 2 Flower Necklace is made of very interesting glass beads and seed beads. I have the earrings somewhere but don't feel like looking.


This is one of my all time favorite designs. A mother of pearl disk with woven metallic seed beads. I have so many samples that this one is not posted on sale. Maybe I will post it.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Where From Here?

Aside from the inherent busyness of the holiday season that kept me from posting, there is another reason that kept me from posting after most of the orders have been shipped.

For the first time, I don't know where to go from here. I usually have only too much to pull from as far as designs and inspiration. I don't have designer's block but rather a directional block.

Due to my impatience and over flowing of ideas, I've gone through a lot of design and material growth in the last 2 years with much waste. I pretty much don't have any desire to revisit what was done. I even got over my constant searching and (over)buying of new gemstones...now nothing much is new to me. Passion and excitement has always been what feeds my drive and I'm scared to follow my next drive. I don't have what it takes to go there...goldsmithing in the ancient style. I don't have the time to take the classes that I don't know where they're offered. Nor do I have the space to set up that kind of shop. Of course the other obstacle is that it is such a different market then what I have carved out that I will likely alienate my following now.


I am hoping something will click in my thinking that will present a path I can travel down. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see what I come up with for the next collection as I have NO visions for the first time. Hmm, that might be an interesting brand new approach to doing a new collection...we will see. I can always jump to my other passion before I was consumed by my accidental run-in with beads...plants!