Monday, August 17, 2009
Beads, beads, everywhere!!! Now what do I do?
I may have mentioned before that I am NOT a beader! I love making beads and trying new techniques but I've never gotten good at putting the beads together in a creative way. I have some friends who do beautiful work and I have several prized pieces that they've designed. I was watching "Design Star" recently and the judge's remark about one of the competitors' room design was that it was "uninspired" and "conventional". That's pretty much the feeling I get when I try beading! And to be perfectly honest, I think my beads deserve more!!
So what's a girl to do when she loves to make polymer clay beads but doesn't want to jump into the jewelry market? What I did was run across an online auction option called JustBeads.com This is a site where I can sell JUST THE BEADS without trying to make something with them! Much less frustration for me and hopefully some fantastic beader will buy some of my beads and make something absolutely marvelous with them! This sounds like a win-win situation to me.
This picture is of beads I made for a recent swap. I'll be adding similar sets to the JustBeads site. My user name is Ashpaints or just click here to go there.