Category: Miscellaneous

A funny thing happened on my way to the bead store

A funny thing happened on my way to the bead store

In November of last year, I started watching two kids (siblings) several days a week before school and occasionally after school. The family had recently …

 

Going to the dark side

Going to the dark side

The original goal of my resolution to create at least one new necklace combination a month was to force myself to try new things with my …

 

My rut was more like a canyon

My rut was more like a canyon

After I got my bead box (mostly) organized and tidy, I realized how narrow my colour choices were. Sure, I had a few brighter beads in there, but …

 

One year later

One year later

I’ll admit it – I really wanted to buy myself a new bead to celebrate one year of blogging here. What held me back is that …

 

Planning to be spontaneous

Planning to be spontaneous

My aspiration to only buy what I love has led me a bit astray lately: I’ve loved every bead that I’ve bought, but my bank account hasn’t …

 

Softening my resolve

Softening my resolve

Having assessed my bead resolutions for the first half of the year (1,2,3), I’ve been thinking about how I’ll be spending the second half of the …

 

Bead boxing

Bead boxing

My third New Year’s resolution was to find a better way to store and organize my beads and bracelets. This was my most recent system (and I use …

 

The bead wagon

The bead wagon

I think the term “bead wagon” is probably one of the more dreaded terms for bead collectors. While some people are either lucky enough or …