On occasion, I have a customer/client/friend/family member that sees a focal or beads that just speak to them. However they don't know the first thing to do with such pretty beadiness. The next action that transpires can be played in slow motion, with soft romantic music just like the love scenes in the movies.
They call (or e-mail) me to ask if I'd create custom made jewelry with the treasure they found!
Recently I had a set of beads sent to me that were orange raku. If you've been following my blog for any length of time, one thing you'll see missing is anything in the color orange. For some reason, my brain doesn't think well in orange or yellow tones. So I had to wait for the right "ah ha" moment to strike me with what to design with these beads.
As I had hoped, I chatted with the beads and waited for them to b-mail me with how they wanted their party. Once they decided and invited these funky vintage faceted beads to join them... and thus creating something that truly cannot be replicated. Because vintage = mama ain't got no mo!
So if you see a set of beads or a focal pendant that are just shouting your name, and you haven't any idea what to do with it, consider asking for help from a jewelry artisan. As an artisan, it brings me great joy to see a piece of custom made jewelry I designed put a smile on your face!
Have a fantastic week!
P.S. Only 8 days of my 34% off sale left in my Artfire Store! Great time to do a little back to school shopping for mom! :o)