Beading, crocheting, clay-making, writing, opinionating... two sisters who do it all!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
INSPIRATION & EXCITATION
I've had a book (Kindle edition) on my Amazon.com wish list for a couple of weeks, now, and I finally purchased it. The reason? Well, I "accidentally" found the blog of the author this book through another beading/craft blog I follow. The book is "Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry" by Barbara Lewis and I'm looking forward to reading it. After all, who wouldn't love the idea of getting to create jewelry AND play with fire! (~heee~) I'm also looking forward to exploring her blog "Painting With Fire Artwear." I like learning new things and I think, as an artist, I've evolved to the point where I want to create my own beads and findings instead of buying them all the time. Don't get me wrong! I still plan to buy plenty of beads (haven't figured out, yet, how to create my own garnet, amethyst and other semi-precious stone beads) and I plan to create plenty of wearable "art" (necklaces, earrings, etc.) but I'd like to have the skills to create what I need when a design calls for something I may not have in my stash or that I can't find on the internet or in the local craft store. Hence, the desire to learn new things (plus, it proves I'm not dead, yet!)