I am happy to say that my good friend's sister commissioned a couple of woven beaded jewelry pieces from me over the holiday. She commissioned a piece from me last summer and liked it so much that she wanted a couple more pieces!
I showed her a lot of beads before she decided on the spiral necklace I had just decided to wear that day - pictured here (my necklace (not for sale) has a cool focal bead by Aardvark Art Glass) and a right angle weave crystal cube. I owned that focal bead for two years before I knew what I wanted to do with it.
She said that she's buying my creativity. What a compliment! Said she couldn't put two beads together to save her life. I told her that the spiral wouldn't cost much in materials, but would be labor intensive. I timed myself the next day and came up with a price that was okay with her (and me.) She likes my jewelry because it's not just beads strung on a string and because it's handmade.
I' like to finish those before I begin work on my July Beaded Journal Page piece. I'm also working on a spiral necklace just for me. Grey beads and labradorite (one of my favorite stones - love the flash!)
Quote of the Day: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams