Where is your greener grass?

b0700529a1.jpgI am particularly in love with these sliders although I have no idea what one would do with them.   Do you?  I so wish that in the middle of the night the jewelry making fairy would come sprinkle a little of its dust over me and I would wake up magically transformed into an amazing jewelry designer.

It blows my mind how I can work and achieve new, cool bead designs but still have no idea what to do with them.

Show after show I watch people’s eyes light up as they pick up a bead and start to talk about how they envision the bead.  I watch them design pieces in their head right there in front of me and I am amazed.

While I love being a unique, creative bead maker, that jewelry making grass sure is looking greener to me.  I once felt that way about bright colors and look at me now.  I now know that that greener grass can be achieved by work.  It’s not always just natural ability.  Ah, if I just had a few more days in the week.

How about you?  Where is your grass greener?  What would you love to be good at but don’t think you are?

4 thoughts on “Where is your greener grass?

  1. Elaine Ray

    Lori – I can very much relate to this – I am a talented bead / pendant maker but the finished products that I see jewelry makers complete just blow me away!!! Some times I just have to tell myself that I am still part of the process of that finished product – most likely the designer can’t make the beads I make anymore than I can make the finished jewelry she makes. But still – I’d love to have that feeling of producing that finished, finalized piece of stunning jewelry in my hand and be able to say “I did that”. I guess it takes a whole village to produce great art jewelry ….

    – Elaine

  2. Michelle

    Fascinating! Here I am envying bead makers because I can “only” make jewelry! It never occurred to me that bead makers might also think that way. Maybe creative types think the grass is greener because we want to do it ALL. I know that my creative goals are always changing–once I master a skill, I start looking around for the next challenge.

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