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Saturday, December 3, 2011


My bead mojo is gone again and I can't find it anywhere.  I look at some of the beads I've made, or the jewelry I've turned them into and I am pleased, until I offer them to the public and they are rejected.  It's the way I judge my work, if it's accepted by others.  At my recent bead show, sales were down considerably for all of us, and I know in my head that it's the economy, but my heart doesn't see it that way.  So I have this little argument going on in my head.  Do I keep making beads or just throw in the towel? Maybe I should just quit trying to sell anything and just enjoy the glass, but part of enjoying it is seeing others appreciate it. So this is my little whine for the day.  Minor in the grand scheme of all things, but still troubling, even if only to me.


  1. I don't think the average person understands the enormous amount of talent, imagination, eye for color combinations and concentration it takes to be a beadmakers. They spend hours creating beautiful works of art and many individuals not familiar with the technique of beadmaking just think they go into discount stores to buy beads, stick them on a chain and sell them. I have first hand knowledge of what it takes to be a successfull beadmaker. I think my wife is one of the best. She has taught me so much since she started. I can now cook a full meal and clean house without assistance. Let's see someone top that.

  2. Well, well, well. HB finally figured out why KYbeadmaker started making beads. Ah, mission accomplished. No reason to whine HH.