............will it ever end ? NO ! NEVER ! lol ! Beads are global and have been for CENTURIES ~! I'm happy about that. They may have their ups and downs over time but never go away completely. I think right now & the last couple of years, lampwork has been in a downward spiral but they are still here and will always be. A weeding out process has taken place. Those that got into it for the money - a quick buck - are gone. Those that are coming into it for the money won't last. So who's left ? Artists, crafters and all those in-between who are in it for the LOVE of it. ;) Yeah, it's cool to make a buck or two (or lots, lol !) but it's way cooler to have fun and enjoy yourself with something you love to do. That's where I come in. I'm not in it for the money (oh brother am I not ! lol ! ). I do not consider myself an artist at all there fore, I am a crafter, always have been and that's just fine with me. ;) I LOVE what I do. I have fun ALMOST every time I sit at my beloved torch. If I can sell a bead, great. If not, I don't fret. Don't get me wrong, making a buck is good for me too. I like making a dollar if I can. I can then afford to continue on and enjoy what I'm doing.
So will beading of any kind ever end for me - yes, of course it will. :) It will for us all however until then, I'm going to enjoy the hell out of all those beads ! That is to say - All My Beads. hehehe :)
What I made during the past week. A little of this - a little of that. lol ! Ok first, I did torch one more day but those beads just aren't worth a showing at all ! lol ! So moving on, I managed a few braids - two satin braids and one beaded braid with pendant. I hope you enjoy the eye candy. :)
This first braid is a pattern I hadn't done in a very long time. Wanted to revisit it on my brand new Marudai and this is the result. I really love the color combination and how it turned out. I will make more. :)
That's all for this week. Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you come back again soon. I have surprises coming in the weeks ahead ! lol !