Getting Back Into My Groove

May 9, 2016 , In: Beadwork, Inspiration

I have mentioned that the beads were not talking to me, probably too many times lately.  It has been very disturbing for me because of all the artistic outlets I have this is the one I am most passionate about.  I have all these beads I shouldn’t have a problem should I?

I was trying to work on my component of the month project and it just wasn’t coming to be.  I needed to get back into my groove but I wasn’t sure how.  Then it hit me.  I was searching for a necklace to wear and realized that I did not have a bracelet to match it,

Those of you who know me know I love to have a matching set for every outfit or occasion,  So I just picked the same beads as the necklace and added a funky two hole tipp bead and set to playing and this is what happened.

Well that went so well I looked at my abundant UFO tray and guess what I had another necklace orphan.

So I finished this bracelet.

Then I finally began to feel adventurous so I picked some crescent beads, pearls and seeds to match this necklace.

It took quite a few tries but I like the design process so much.



I am not so thrilled with the color play on this one because the crescents are a bit too lavender but it wears so pretty and matches the color of the blouse I paired it with that I am not going to change it.

Now I feel like I can finally take on some larger challenges which excites me.  How do you get back in your groove?



Kristen Stevens

Kristen Stevens has always been a crafter of sorts.  Cross stitch, quilting, quilling, knitting, and since 2009 totally addicted to seed beads.  Then the discovery of art beads added to the addiction.  She has been complimented on her unique approach to blend colors, shapes and inspiration from the art beads and nature. She has also been writing her own tutorials. 
  1. I, too, have been stuck lately. I got together with the girls last week for a creative day. The wheels have started to turn again. Congratulations on getting going again. The pieces you adequate are gorgeous. I really love the pendant in the last photos. Have fun!

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    They are all beautiful Kristen xxx

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    I am so glad that you got your mojo back. Your bracelets are beautiful. The second one is my favorite.

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    Hi Kristen,
    I love them all, but that dragon (and his scales!) grabs me and won't let go! Knowing you live by water, and have a beautiful new boat makes me laugh at my choice. You just never know…. perhaps you'll run into the Loch Ness Monstress just searching for the right necklace and bracelet to impress Mr. Ness! 🙂 pam

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