I am not sure if many other beaders, or creative people have the same problem as I do, but this title accurately describes me.
I always love to see what other artists are doing and I am constantly amazed at the wonderful pieces I see when I am looking around. So many artists have one thing they do and do very well. They take it to a true art form !!
My problem is, I have not found that ONE thing I love more than anything to get really proficient at. I love beads. I love sead beads, stone beads, wood beads, glass beads, hand made beads, metal beads, any kind of beads !!! You get the picture. But, the problem is, you can do so many kinds of work with beads.
Here is a variety of my work
some gorgeous dangles I created with the help of a friend, she would tell me what beads she liked and I would create the dangles for her. We created a wonderful selection, this is just four of them. We made some much bigger then these . We are about to do two more rooms, I loved doing these projects and I am excited to work with her again in the coming weeks. These were to put on curtain rods !! One set per window. this was our light set and dark set.
a hand beaded and sequined ornament for one of our grandaughters. I love sequins , even more than I do beads, or at least as much, and love doing this kind of work. I used all different sizes and shapes of sequins to create this piece and even did detail on the back to cover the knot
I have been making these beaded angels for friends and family for 20 years. Our oldest son always carried one on his deployments and my hubby and I and most of our kids want them hanging in thier cars. I have done so many, but here are a few I have done.
For a friends Grandaughter
our sons army deployment angel
each side is different
the colors he picked for his silver pick up
I love doing the seed bead fringed earrings, I can do a set like this in about an hour and a half to two hours depending on how fast I want to work !!
I love making all kinds of seed bead jewelry, I made this twenty years ago, one earring is gone now,
one of three hand beaded without a loom barrettes I made twenty plus years ago and sewed onto doe skin
I love making hand made beads out of recyled materials. This Barbie bead was made out of tin foil candy wrappers and pictures I printed out online. I have a Barlie project coming up and wanted to try something out !! Not a great bead, too much glitter, but for the first try, not bad. Looks pretty in person !!
simple things like keychains,and purse hooks , and cell phone charms
wire wrapped pendents and connectors
Hand painted, hand cut out felt pins,
jewelry made from recyled jewelry
steam punk , I LOVE steam punk !!!!
wine charms , this is the set that inspired the purple tassle sets !!!
Beaded charm bracelets , I think I made about 12 of these in different colors !!! I only have one left, they all sold over time.
I also love making denim paper , this pepper pin was one of my two first sales on Etsy, both to a lady in Paris , France !! That was a very exciting day !!!
I still have this one, could not part with it !!!
I could go on and on. I just love to do some many things that I am scattered I think !! This is not counting the fact I am starting copper foil and stained glass pendants this week, and really want to try my hand at the resin jewelry.
I wish I could have stations set up for different kinds of work , I have so many things I like to do , painting, stamping, both metal and actual paper stamps for cards, etc, and beading and working with the clay, and it goes on and on !!! I have to make room for a drill press to make some beads out of game pieces, so it is one thing after another.
Does anyone else have this problem ? Do you have to settle on one thing and become very good at that one thing , or can you be good at many things ? Is it counterproductive to want to do so much , or is it just part of being a creative person ?
I sometimes feel overwelmed and do nothing !! How do you handle this and make being creative easier when you like doing a lot of different things, IF you do not have space to set up a lot of different things at once.
Thanks for stopping by !!!