Holy crow. Yesterday I had the bright idea to sort through all my stuff and re-organize it in a more user-friendly way. HA! What a MESS!!! Joanna and I went out the other day and got some new things...not a TON, but we picked through a big ol' mess of beads for a good hour... I completely zoned out, so poor Joanna was starving to death by the time I finished...but anyway.
So I haul everything to the dining room table and start sorting. First of all, I remove all the plastic beads. I just don't use them. I look back to the very first few things I made and I'm like OH MY GOSH no way. Hideous. My husbands Auntie Jean ordered a bracelet from me at the very beginning of this endeavor. She needed a new clasp on it because I bought some magnet closures that didn't stay closed very well (live and learn!)
When I got it in the mail I just couldn't believe someone actually paid for that. So I completely redid it. I could NOT send that back to her! So I replaced all the plastic beads with glass and crystals and sent it back... I think she liked the newer version!
I really can't believe how much fun it is to make jewelry. I'm also not sure why it took me so long to get into this....I LOVE jewelry. Always have. I had to wait til I was 12 to get my ears pierced and I nearly DIED! And I always liked the real stuff. Yup. I've ALWAYS been high maintenance! : )
Anyway. So I got probably 80% of it done, but the 20% on the table is still a hot mess, so I need to go put the rest where it belongs....
And yes, Joanna, I see beads when I close my eyes.....even when I simply blink. Ug.