I recently made a lanyard for Steve's MP3 player and a bracelet for Mitch. I thought to myself, self why don't I make more boy jewelry? Both Steve and Mitch were happy with what I made them. I was somewhat limited because most of my beads seem too feminine. I did manage to find some that worked but I decided that I need to find more boy beads.
So I went on a quest to find boy beads on the Internet. Most of what I discovered was not new to me. I did run into one site that shall remain nameless that had something I had never seen before. Having made more than a thousand necklaces, bracelets, and earrings I have seen a lot! Not to mention that I can spend copious amounts of time window shopping on the web for beads. ThAt's funny window shopping, get it? No oh well only funny to me then.
So now to the gem hidden in the depths of the web It was a something that was so inspiring. I am starting to feel that itch again. You know that itch to finish something you start except that it really doesn't serve a purpose to finish except to fulfill that little personal goal. Albet an expensive goal at that. And that is really what stops me. My little voice saying "Go back to school and resume your BFA in metalsmithing and jewelry making." You can swing a hammer for a hundred hours (well I know that I can not and that is what really stops me). Nevertheless the jewelry ideas floating in my head are overwhelming. I dream them, I write about them (privately) and occasionally I realize them.
I can't say much now about the inspiring beads yet because I am not sure how I am going to pull it off but give me time I will figure it out.