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Photo and bracelet by Trish
Don't misunderstand me, I like my eclectic approach to buying beads, as I end up with beads and bracelets I wouldn't have planned or ever got to have made without some special Mars chaos, or the "ooh shiny / pretty / bumpy / wow / sparkly" method as I have coined it previously. I admire folk who are more focused and see their ideas through from start to finish, and I've seen some great permanent combinations. Although I've yet to finish blogging them all, I currently have bracelets that I'd quite like to keep together for the time being (which poses it's own problems as I'll need another silver bracelet if I'm going to do that) but it will be interesting (well to me anyway) to see how long this lasts before I go "oh bugger it" and dismantle them to start again. I like change, and new ideas, no matter how fab the current combinations are. I'm also learning that I like to have at least 1 spare silver bracelet to play with at any time!
So here are my thoughts so far:
My New Year's Bead Resolutions
- To start collecting Amber beads
- To pick up some more zodiac birthstone stars as multiples before they disappear completely
- To continue to back fill my wish lists with BBB (Bargain Basement Beads)
- To curb my spending by being more selective with what I buy, I do want more OOAKs, particularly budded pythons and some of the newer style beads I've seen coming through but basically those OOAKs that make me go "Oh WOW" rather than "That's nice"
- Not to buy a bead just because I've visited a trollbead dealer / sale / bead party
- To explore more Artisan Bead Makers and selected brands other than Trollbeads