Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This week’s winner is Kristi of Curiosities by K. Congratulations! You have won one of Tari’s new clay Circle Components. Send Tari an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
And now join me in the Humblebeads studios.
Do you ever feel like your bead habit is a serious problem?
Hi my name is Heather and I’m am helplessly, utterly and completely in love with beads. Oh, I mean addicted to beads.
I have a room full of them. Tables stacked and spilling over, shelves lined with containers, bowls and trays filled to the brim. If I didn’t buy another bead for a year, I would probably survive. But it would be a bleak existence. I don’t think anything brings a smile to my face more than a new pile of beads to add to my collection.
Oh and I’m not picky. I put mass market beads right along with my $100 collectible lampwork treasures. A bead is bead and if they work together, they work together.
Case in point, I stopped in to Michael’s today because clay is 1/2 off and well, and whenever there is a sale on clay, I like to clean the store out of my favorite colors. Mission accomplished. So I walk in and there is a big fuss going on in the bead aisle. And then I see it – 50% off tags everywhere. Hold on Paypal account debit card, we are about to take you out for a spin.
So beads I don’t need, beads I don’t have plans, beads I could have lived without, made their way into my basket. I found some great base metal chain, cool square bead caps, wood beads, ceramic, love the red beaded beads – sort of vintage and the enamel tags that are a lovely turquoise. And look how well they go with my Humblebeads!
Bead rush. Yep, totally and completely addicted.
The worse part of this is that I am in the middle of a major studio purge getting rid of beads that are just hanging around and need to find a new home. You can check out my Big Huge Giveaway and sale on my blog
. The giveaway includes over $200 worth of beads and they could be yours. I know, I’m an enabler.
So this week, I’m switching things up -Let’s do a little pay it forward and give some beads away this week to someone you know.
Maybe you know a young beader who would love getting some new beads or give a bead to a good friend. You could send beads to Beads of Courage. I know you have beads that haven’t seen the light of day for years – let a few of them go. You’ll feel better.
Leave a comment letting me know you plan on giving some beads away this week.
(And I won’t judge if you immediately replace them with brand new beads.)
One random winner will receive a pair of my Hibiscus charms, pictured above.