I had a great Christmas holiday. In fact 2011 was a good year. Challenging with family issues (illness and death) but OVERALL good.
I’m excited to see what the new year is going to bring. I don’t really get into making resolutions, but if I were going to do it for 2012, my resolution would be to “Stop Planning to…and Just Do It”.
I’ve wanted to try so many things throughout my entire adulthood, and like a lot of people…I’ve thought of a hundred excuses to put them off.
“My money isn’t right”.
“I don’t really have anough time”
“What if nobody else likes the idea and I can’t sell it?”
“I have to get all my ducks in a row…”
Blah Blah Blah. Excuse. Excuse. Excuse. Enough already!
So what’s that got to do with polymer clay? Well…I took one of my spontaneous trips to the craft store to “window shop” and strolled through the aisles to get some inspiration. I landed in the beading aisle and was really impressed by some of the selections. All of the time and detail…the talent. I shared in a previous post that I had been interested in learning how to make jewelry. And so while I stood there looking at the pretty beads, and thumbing through the “How To..” books, I thought, “Yeah, I can do that”. With a proud smile on my face I might add.
This led me to the polymer clay aisle. I’d been there on several other occasions, looking through those “How To..” books as well. And each time picked up a pack (or two) of clay and the other supplies to get started…I ended up talking myself out of it. Not this time.
This time I went with a purpose and a 50% off coupon. I gathered up a few items. Just enough to start on an easy project and when I arrived home, I got right to it. Making beads. Easy. And kinda therapeutic…
So, here is what I came up with.
As you can see, these are just your basic marbled beads, created by using two or three contrasting colors. Feedback is welcomed and encouraged.
I purchased a couple of “How To…” books so, I expect to do a little more in the coming months.