I am taking the plunge again and have signed up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party. This time she is having 3 reveal days, as the numbers of participates is getting to be so large. I don't know how she does it. I certainly don't have that kind of energy anymore.
I had so much fun being in the one I joined last year that I am very excited to see who my partner is and what she is like and makes, etc. (Notice that I am assuming it is a She ... I should not be so assuming ... some of the newest members on some of the polymer clay yahoo groups I belong to are men). The last time I found so many new polymer clay artists and have added them to my blog list. It is a wonder that I get any beading done at all.
Lori suggested we kick it off by blogging a little about why we became jewelry designers. I want to say first off, that I am not a jewelry design primarily, I am a bead maker. I got to the point were I had so many beads and just HAD to do something with them. This lead to making earrings (mostly) and some necklaces.
My PC guild puts on an Artisan show once a year that I sell at, so I need finished pieces for that too.
I joined the "52 Earrings in a Year" Yahoo Group this year as a challenge to use some of those excess beads up and see what I could do designwise. The bead soup is one more way I have of kick starting me into experimenting more and expanding my horizons. I only hope I can get it all done and get ready for the Polymer Clay Cruise in August.
I have grand plans of trying to sell on Esty or another on-line venue, but working full time really cuts into this dream.