Take a look at that fancy clasp. I bought some components a while back from Kate McKinnon when she was having one of her Soul Clearing sales on her website. I have been hoarding them in a baggie in my stash for months and months. Today, this oval shaped doo-hicky came out and I was able to work into a clasp which this piece was lacking that just-oh-so-right closure. I'm not exactly sure how Kate intended for this component to work... but I added some galvanized steel wire and voila!
I didn't bead all day, but spent a few hours of consistent beading this afternoon. I rocked the earrings, finished 5 pairs. Plus this necklace. Plus one more necklace that is currently in the works. I feel like a steam engine just getting up to speed again after trudging up a steep hill. Lots of ideas for change are swirling around in my head. I get bored. Can you tell? The blog changes. The banner changes. (check out my post today over at the Art Bead Scene, I did a tutorial on how to make your own banner! and am giving away a pair of earrings... BUT WAIT> finish reading this post first)
I'm also playing around with the idea of creating a Collection. Or a series of collections. Jewelry collections.
or maybe just a jewelry series. I don't know. I just feel like this over-powering urge to have like categories.
Glass. Ceramics. Mixed Media. Fiber. Metal. And then making jewelry and categorize them in my shop according this series/collection. what the hell is the difference between a series and a collection??
At any rate, I'm thinking of ways to create a more cohesive look to my "brand", as a whole. And I think this might just be the ticket.