Monday, July 4, 2011

Basic Jewelry Skills

Well it is time to be honest with myself. I have been stringing beads for alot of years. Why have I not moved on into the more creative pieces that I love? Those pieces that are in my head and never come to fruition? The skill you need for almost every piece beyond stringing is bead loops. I get so frustrated that my wrapping is not pretty like others I see. Yes I know....practice, practice, practice!

Beading for me has been therapy, relaxation. This practice thing would cause my stress levels to go up! Well stress or not I am here to stay. I am at a stage in my life where I want to develop my hobby into something more. Take it to the next level.

Looking back, I see that I have spent my life encouraging others to be the best they can be. I love helping other people see their potential and encouraging them to go for their dreams. Guess what I have done? Not taken the time to do that for myself.

My husband went back to school 5 years ago to become a theraputic massage therapist. He is a natural and never did what he really wanted to do. Working full time and going back to school to be a physcial therapist took alot of time away from family. Time he was not willing to sacrafice. He has always put everyones needs and desires before his own. He is the most selfless person I have ever know. When we were discussing him going into theraputic massage I said "it's your turn now. It has always been about everyone else."

Well it is time for me to put my own words to practice. It is my turn now....time to dream big, go after what I love to do.....

So practice, practice, practice.....I want to be the best I can be at what I love to do.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you've been finding the time to practice with your jewelry and please be easy on yourself. :-) I agree with you, everything takes practice! What frustrates me is the lack of time to try and practice and learn all of the new techniques I'd like to take on.