What do you do when you have too many ideas?

Most people love piles of beads, right?  Here’s a little pile that I have grand plans for.  Large hole rings and spacers in light, airy transparent colors.  Can you just see these in a long linking looping necklace?  No?  Me either.  I mean, it sounds good and I have a slight idea but I haven’t quite figured it out in my head yet.  So, while most people like piles of beads, to me, they’re a bit overwhelming.  You should see the pile that will never see the light of day outside the studio!  I’m being haunted by them.

I seriously need to get into jewelry mode.  But I don’t know why.  I’m ready for a change.  A new direction.  Do I sound confused today?  My head is spinning a little.  In the last few weeks at the torch, what little time I have had, I have been playing.  I’ve been making everything from fish to spacers to buttons to charms to hollows to beads with words on them.  I’m surprised I haven’t made a bird since I’m seeing a lot of those around lately.

Of course, in the ‘playing stage’ nothing is perfected, there are many different variations on one theme and I don’t know where to go with any of it.  So I keep going.  There are so many things running through my head! Stop the voices!

On the upside…I have lots of beads to show you in the upcoming days.  Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any of them!  In a reader or have posts sent to you by email!

Back to the Future

Ah.  Flaming Hot.  I’ve travelled forward five years in time…what does my glass world look like?

If I had a dream, this is what it would be:

No stress!! 

I would waft through the studio and the business of making beads as if floating on a cloud.  Bluebirds would follow me wherever I go, carrying the train of my apron while I sing happy tunes.

I would sit down at the torch, the creativity of new designs would flow effortlessly, and then I would swivel my chair to the metals station and produce gorgeous components to accompany the glass pieces.

My seven dwarves would be busy cleaning up the studio and making sure my countertops were ALWAYS clean.  One of them would be in charge of deadlines and packaging up contest and jury entries.  Another would be in charge of carrying out my marketing ideas.  Another would be in charge of photography for my magazine and book projects and online sales.  Another would make sure there were always groceries in the refrigerator and would bring me fulfilling snacks so I wouldn’t wait until 2:00 to realize I haven’t eaten.   Yet another would just be at my disposal to do projects around the studio.

Oh, and I’d have that show piece of jewelry that I’ve wanted for so long but haven’t been able to get around to because I’m busy making things for other people.

Should I go on?