Today I was pondering over my lack of creative endeavors. I’ve been creatively frustrated so the way I’ve been dealing with it has been tossing out everything I can and telling myself I need a functional closet. This morning, after blogging on the other blog and eating breakfast, I went upstairs and sat at my desk. I have a large, leather executive’s chair that’s comfy and cozy for any type of desk work. Best idea ever. So I curled up in my chair and started poking at my desk and all the various beads and unfinished projects lying about. I think I was drawn to the energy of the green amethyst, so I picked it up and something clicked. I started chaining the beads with little loops and suddenly I developed a design somewhere in my head. After church and dim sum, I came back to it and instinctively searched my desk for a larger green amethyst bead to use as a focal point. I’ve been watching the first season of “Legend of the Seeker”, a TV series based on Terry Goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. Shota, a powerful witch, always wears a gorgeous green amethyst that’s absolutely HUGE. It’s surrounded by smaller beads that I believe are the same stone. But I love it so much and I think I needed the energy it provides. That really awakened my muse and I later made another pendant with the same design and different beads. It was amazing and I love the design. Must go for a test wear this week.
Later this afternoon, as I was taking advantage of my favorite glass maker’s 25% off sale, I was inspired yet again to pull out my glass beads and play. I took a strand and a strand of stones I thought would go with it a few months ago, and started chaining the stones. Later I played with the colors, picked the perfect crystals to supplement, and started a new necklace. It’s not a Y-necklace, just a simple strand of glass, chainmaille, Swarovski crystals, and stones. My favorite combination. I also realized that anything with these glass beads needs to be categorized under “Romantic”. /drool
Yes, a beautiful summer day. ❤