Pure heaven! An uninterrupted day in the studio brings out the best in me. Paradise.
“Cloud Nine” showed up during my most recent play date.
A white agate background makes this two-strand necklace seem even more colorful. Tiny hearts also of white agate add to the whimsy. Multi-colored blister pearls contribute to a general feeling of bright and cheerful.
After Cloud Nine, I simply puttered for a time. I found myself sorting beads, nodding in appreciation for my newly-organized box of silver spacers. I felt as if my stash had suddenly increased. I recognized a glimmer of excitement and satisfaction with the new sense of order too.
Then, blue and white colors called. Most of my readers know I have a weakness for anything blue. Bright blue beads put me in high spirits.
As I ordered my blue, clear glass beads in other primary colors snuggled up to vintage African trade beads for an easy-wearing, blue jean kind of a necklace. Specially shaped beads added to my delight. I fingered ovals and embellished rounds with enjoyment as they lay on the bead board.
In a playful mood, I added dangles to the piece. How fun is that? Happy Days indeed!
A day in the studio feels incredibly liberating. I set aside all deadlines and special projects. I focused exclusively on the exhilaration of creating.
I noticed a tiny pulse in the form of internal anticipation for the combination of unexpected colors; the perfect ‘pop’ thrilled me. As a bonus, it looked primo in the necklace, too.
Do you get the idea my day flew by in a series of happy, happy, happy? I refer to this state as the soul of beading.
All too soon ‘back to reality’ demanded I load the dishwasher, put in a load of laundry, and start something for dinner. Not a problem. Satisfied, I realized the studio would call again soon.
Will you schedule a play date?