As 2013 & 2014 were rather successful in shaping my bead collection, I only set 2 resolutions in 2015 as a result - overall I was quite happy with how things were going.
July seemed like a good time to look back at the first six months to see how I was doing...
Resolution 1 - Book another lampworking lesson
|Lampworking Taster Session with friends|
I've achieved so much from this resolution, without actually booking a lesson... What I did instead was book a taster session and as a result of this I'm on a voyage of self discovery in glass.
|Glass Rods - waiting to be turned into beads!|
Since that session I've been booking workshop time (literally renting a bench) and experimenting with glass. I now own a "rejects" jar, a rod of "love them but can't core them" beads as well as a couple of rods of cored beads. As each session comes along, if I take my time, there are less beads going in the rejects jar and more that I can, and am wearing myself.
|Trollbeads Bangle & Silver Beads with Glass Bead by Me!|
I'm really enjoying working with glass, it's a fascinating material to work with, I think of it as art meets chemistry and I absolutely love it!
Resolution 2 - Spend less in 2015 than 2014
I surprised myself when I looked at the figures for the first six months, especially as I stumbled upon my dream wish list silvers last month, took the plunge and bought the whole set in one go!
|I'm on track with resolution No.2 despite these lovelies!!|
Limited Edition 2009 Chinese Silver Set
But it's true, adding it all up I've actually spent less so far than I had by this point in 2014, I'm sure this has been helped tremendously by the money that I've spent on my bus rather than jewellery, but the fact remains I'm well on track with this one too!
Let's just see what happens over the next six months shall we? I fear Alex Cramariuc may be my undoing for the next 6 months....
Did you make any promises to yourself this year?
What has caught your imagination (or your pocket) so far this year?