I'm pretty sure that I've spoken before of my love of beads. There's just something about all those shiny little bits of potential that makes me happy. And since that's true, I have a lot of those shiny little things in my house, just waiting to be made into something fun, or elegant, or even bizarre, depending on my mood!
The problem is that since I've been wading through the swamp of depression lately, I've kinda lost my bead-mojo. All my supplies and tools are there, but I have had zero motivation to do anything with them. I'd walk over, poke through the piles, move things around, and walk away. Not the way to get anything done, for sure.
So, in an attempt to get myself going, I forced myself to sit down and start making something - anything - just to build some momentum. Surprisingly enough, it worked! After a few hours of poking and muttering and "No, no, no, that's not what I want!", I actually had a finished necklace. A necklace I like. A necklace I can put in my inventory and be reasonably proud to have on display.
As with so many other things, once you get started it's much easier to keep going. I've finished several more necklaces and a couple bracelets since then, and it feels really good to be creative. Plus, a friend bought a necklace and was sweet enough to be very enthused over my lampwork, which did my little ego a world of good (thanks, Becky!). My enthusiasm is back, and I'm itching to get to my torch and play with some ideas I've had for more beads and jewelry designs. I guess my mojo was just hiding in the beads, waiting for me to uncover it again!