Friday, March 9, 2012

It's That Tme


At some point you need to stop collecting and start creating.  This week I pulled ALL of my beads and findings that I've been stashing for ages and got them organized.  Let's just say that I have way more than I even realized.  It feels great to know that you won't judge me for buying this haul before I ever knew what I'd eventually do with them.

I made a couple of necklaces this week but I was mainly playing around to practice some basic skills that I've recently learned.  I found out right away that tools matter!  I'm getting more comfortable with linking in vintage pieces that never thought they'd be involved in a necklace in their lifetime. 

Here are a few of my favs...


Love the color of these and all the fun shapes...


The silver ones are plastic but I'm not above working them in somehow if it feels right...


And fnally last Sunday's flea market purchases to work in to future necklaces...


I'm going to get back to my to-do list for today.  I took today off work so my list is all fun.  So far I walked around the lake, had an egg souffle while I read a trashy novel, shopped the new Target for kids clothes, had a lemon lime Icee and went to the bead store.  I still need to craft, take a bubble bath, nap, load the car up for the drive-in and pick up a custard pie to take to my parents for dinner.  Not necessarily in that order :)



4 comments:

Eugenia said...

True true. You totally know no one even blinks an eye. We collect because we must and inspiration is in what we collect.

shawn street said...

Nice haul at alameda last weekend. Also, I would love to see some of the jewelry you have made! Are you willing to share on the blog? Have fun at th drive-in!

Heather Ales said...

That is SOME haul you found at the flea market! I'm jealous! Looking forward to seeing some of your jewelry work!

Anonymous said...

i love the bling i cant wait to see what you are going to do with it

xoxo birens booo aka cPretti