One of my goals for 2011 is to spend more time in my studio playing. One of the pitfalls of being a production beadmaker is monotony. I don't mind making the same beads over and over, it's rather zen. What I don't like is not having time to try new ideas and explore. That makes me a cranky pants. So to make sure that doesn't happen I have penciled in some special creative sessions.
One of my play dates will be the Bead of the Month Club.
I've decided to challenge myself to a monthly beadmaking session to explore and have fun. I'm offering (selling) 15 memberships to have these treasures sent to you each month. Some of the beads will be club exclusives and not for sale to the public, others may find their way into my regular line or my Etsy shop.
Let your work be your play time, have fun, explore, remember the joy of creation! Set aside your worries and fears for a day and fall in love with color. Take chances, get silly, throw some beads in a bowl and pull out a random selection. Don't worry if something will sell. Make something you would love and don't want to sell! Learn from mistakes, they are stepping stones not roadblocks.
PLAY, play with those beads like you're at summer camp!