It has been so long since I have taken out my beading/jewelry making basket. I just haven't been in a creative mood. So when my hubby told me he was going out for guys night, I decided it was time to break out the FUN, clear off my favorite table and get to work. At first it was a bit of a struggle, coming up with designs that I liked. I would slip the beads on and off of the wires so many times, I started to feel somewhat defeated thinking I was in a creative slump. I started throwing myself a "pity party". I admit - it was pathetic - lol. BUT as you can see, I pulled myself out of the moshpit of my pity party and just relaxed. I mean this isn't rocket science, it was supposed to be fun - gosh darnit! I mean at this point the cats were having more fun then me - lol. So relaxing is what I did, and the creative juices started to flow - to the point of losing track of time and not realizing that it was 1 in the morning when I stopped and put everything away for the night/morning. Now my challenge to myself is to do more projects more often.
Recently I received a Visa gift card from a friend for helping them with their website, so I decided to take a little online shopping spree at my favorite Bead store in Olympia, Washington - Shipwreck Beads. At first I just added everything I have wanted and needed to make more jewelry, I figured once I was done filling my cart, I would go through and weed it down to how much money I actually had on the card. To my surprise I only had to remove 2 things that I was if'y about and the card covered the rest - including shipping! Praise God! Now to wait patiently for the shipment to arrive so I can get more projects completed!