Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BTW: Putting out, not just taking in

After scoring a bunch of antique store crafty treasures as well as having my pick of items from the Bead Swap USA Box #7 last week, the supply of STUFF in my craft room has definitely increased. My lack of creative motivation has been waning to an abysmal point. There's just a lot more coming into the craft room than going out. And, it won't happen either until I start transforming my hoarded treasures into wonderful works of wearable art.

With that in mind, I took a good hard look at the miscellanea on my craft desk and decided it's about time I actually made something with my baggies of goodies.
This was how I packed a bunch of my beads for vacation a few weeks ago and here they sit unpacked. It was time to do something about it.

In actuality, I started this process yesterday. Using the loose beads that were in two little bowls, I made these earrings.
I may re-work the skull ones on the bottom right. I think gunmetal may work better than the brass.

Then today I started on the bags. I picked the ones closest to me and dumped them out. They were also the two SMALLEST baggies. I didn't want to overwhelm myself.
All that goodness was just packed away.
After sorting through the above beads and moving them around on my desk, I've come up with about six different design ideas. Granted I'm still working on the first of them, but it's a move in the right direction I think.

So, what's crowding your Bead Table today?
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