I love trying new techniques... it's that old curiosity thing again...
and I love it even more when I after trying something new, I realize that although it's cool to know how to do it, I don't really want it for a hobby... soap and paper making were like that, as was basket weaving and needle felting...
not the case with my latest endeavour
a week or so ago I took a beginner course on making jewelery
and since then I have been in hot pursuit of beads, baubles and trinkets and anything that says "bling"
so much fun
now my work table looks like this
and I am trying to figure out storage for all this "stuff"
working with wire like this was not part of the course but I wanted to fiddle with it
I do love stacking up beads and caps and such on head pins and eye pins
and playing with different combinations
the whole thing seemed completely peculiar to me at first as I really wear very little jewelery... I love it, but every time I put it on I think I look ridiculous...
like I've been mucking about in my mother's jewelry box again
and then I realized beads and baubles on wires and things could decorate lots of things besides myself
this looks kind of goofy in the picture but in real life it looks quite pretty... strange how the camera does that...
anyhow, it seems I have a new hobby,
and I'm looking at beads and baubles everywhere, and books and magazines...