October 21, 2008

New Bracelet and Necklace

It may sound crazy to you, but every night when I go to bed (it's more close to early morning actually... ;) and trying to get some sleep, my mind refuses to let go of my beading. I lay in bed, thinking of my beads and other materials I have and rolling ideas of new designs I want to try with them. It sometimes gets worse :D…. when I actually go out of bed, run to my beading table to write down a few notes and a quick sketch of a new idea that came up. I have to do this, otherwise it's usually pushed aside by new ones that keep running in my head, or it became like a dream that you won't remember in the morning… I think I'll put a little notebook beside my bed, so at least I won't have to go out of bed… I know I need more sleep, but I can't help it, I'm kind of a "night person" and I'm a true addict I guess…

Anyway, this new necklace and bracelet with button clasp are one of those "night ideas". I bought this beautiful mixture of seed beads recently, without knowing what to do with it – I just couldn't resist the wonderful colors and finishes of it.. And I had a Swarovski crystal "golden shadow" Rivoli for quite a while, so I thought it would make a nice complementary to this bracelet.




I have a new necklace in the works, made with other beautiful beads I had no idea what to do with them, but after 2-3 nights I finally had one… :D
Do you also buy a lot of beads just because they are beautiful, or you buy only what you need for a specific project? For me, buying beads is as pleasant as beading… I forget all my worries when I shop for beads!…(did I mention addiction?..) :D

24 comments:

  1. What's crazy about beading in your head at night? I bet you dream about it too, I know I do. :-)
    Both new pieces are simply lovely. Wow.

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  2. Ha! I do that same thing... thinking of designs while I'm lying there ready to go to sleep. I do have a little notebook on my nightstand, though, and it's wonderful. I don't even turn the light on sometimes -- just reach over and scribble something on the note. I've always been able to read it the next day, so I guess it's working. Eventually all the ideas get put into a single notebook, and then when I eventually get around to executing one of them I can cross it off.

    I can't imagine ever having beaders' block!
    :-)

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  3. I love buying beads because they're beautiful. When I shop for a specific project it takes forever!

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  4. Your pieces are so stunning Smadar!

    I have many beads I've bought just because they are beautiful and I haven't figured out what to do with them yet. I also dream about beading. I think I need to take up Mary Lou's habit and put a notebook by the bed! :)

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  5. I have sleepless nights too, but mine revolve around fabric and embroidery. Glad to know that beaders are the same way.

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  6. first of all... they are both gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE the colours and the photos are stunning!!! 2nd yeah sleepless nights... obsession... beads!!!! :-) it all sounds too familiar ;-) I personaly buy beads because I love them not because I need them.... but I realised today, I must start using some of the ones I've been buying before buying any more!!! :-)it's a total addiction!!! :-)

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  7. I am with you ladies...beading often is occupying my head when I'm trying to get to sleep.
    Keeping a notebook by the bed is a great idea.

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  8. Very beautiful Smadar!!
    I can see that I am in good company. I spend the time before I fall to sleep solving the current design problems of that day. I do most of my beading and thinking in the early morning hours.

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  9. Melody, I was afraid to tell about dreaming. LOL
    It's nice to know that I'm not alone on this - only a beader could understand I guess... Thank you all!

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  10. your beadworks are so wonderful! i wish i could make some of those too. oh, i'm so envious!

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  11. Wonderful! You are so talented!

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  12. Thanks so much, jan and laane!

    Jan, I felt the same way before I came in to this world of beading :)
    All it takes is a real passion and some patience...

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  13. My mother told me a few weeks ago that since I was young, I always had pen and paper in hand. Surprised me!

    great looking jewelry set!

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  14. Wow they're both very beautiful!!

    I have a sketch book next to my bed, just in case :->

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  15. I think I've already told you that before, but I wanted to tell you again! :-)

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  16. Hi, just dropping by to let you know I've given you an award on my blog, http://coconutpalmdesigns.blogspot.com

    Cheers,
    Joanne

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  17. Your bracelet and necklace are wonderful.

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  18. I do the same thing! I have a hard time falling asleep at night because there are waaaay to many ideas going through my head. And I think it's about 50/50 on bead buying, half for projects and half because I just can't resist :P

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  19. All beaders round the world have the same problem :)
    "they buy beads because they love them and not because they need them".
    Your beadwork is gorgeous!!!!

    Cheers Silvia

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  20. Thank you so much, storybeader, three fates, katy, rose works, broadway matrons and Silvia! :)

    That notebook thing really works.. I already have a few ideas written there!

    Emily, good luck with your beading! but be careful - it's very addictive...in a positive way..:D

    Lonestarvintageclothing, thank you!

    Coconutpalmdesigns, thank you so much for the award! I'm honored! :)

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