Great way to use single beads

I always have a few awesome beads left after making a project that are to pretty to not be used.  I think making wire wrapped rings is a good way to use my orphan beads.

Today I was playing in my bead stash and practicing and made these 2 rings..I like the look of the flower one and I think with some tweaking I would like the bold black one a little better.

100_6975

100_6971

 

 

 

 

 

100_6970

100_6968

 

 

 

 

I like the flower one so much I think I’ll make one in my size.

Now I think I’ll go ferret around in my Cabochon stash and see what kind of trouble I can get into.  I am so glad I am feeling a little better and my creativity is starting to kick back in.

Learning new things is fun

I have always found that the best way out of a creative slump is to teach myself something new. 

As of late I have been dealing with some health issues and that has put a strain on my energy and creativity.   I don’t have much control over the health stuff it is in my Dr’s hands but I do have control over my creative mind.  I have decided to pull up my big girl panties and take control of what I can and get on with it……..

My friend Moe can tell you I am not much of a wire worker.  For some reason I find it a little intimidating so I force myself to incorporate wire wrapping into some of my projects.  My skills are very basic but every time I master a new wire skill I feel happy and it sparks my creativity.

Yesterday I was determined to make a basic wire wrapped ring; and guess what it wasn’t as hard as it looked….

Here is my first one………..

100_6941100_6938

not bad for a first try and it is surprisingly comfortable and fits perfectly.  So I tried another……

100_6944100_6945100_6942 There it is on my hobbit hand; the wrap is much neater and it fits great too.  Now that I have the basics down it is tine to start adding some creative flair to the basics.

I do a 10 day craft show every fall and I think it would be great fun for the people to pick their own bead and watch while I make their ring for them on the spot.  I have until October to perfect my skill set for it and come up with some pretty designs.  I have ordered some more wire and will get to practicing when it arrives.

I felt much better after playing around with the wire and felt a little of my spark come back……….yeeehaaaa!