My name is Emily and I'm super excited to have found this online beading community!! I just got into beading a couple of months ago (introduced by a friend) and I am so addicted already!!
Looking forward to getting to know everyone!
Haha, indeed. We should start a Beader's Anonymous group :-P
I joined 2 weeks ago and I'm still very excited about this community as well.
Don't forget to post your work in the Readers Showcase and Gallery. Hope to see some of it soon.
Nice to meet you, SeaBeads! :)
Hello everyone. I joined this forum some time ago and i am liking all the stuff over here. Its really exciting to be a part of this forum. I have some collections of watches and bridal jewelery.I would love to share it with everyone.
We hope this site will help you find your perfect designer engagement rings or jewelry.
Please go right to our Readers Forum and do so, Leslie. We would truly enjoy seeing any and all of your work. This is the best place ever to get feedback, suggestions, assistance, a shoulder to cry on, and best of all, a pat on the back when you need one!
We are one big, happy, nutty family here. So welcome. Have a good time!
Oh now Em, why would we want to do that? We'd be better off starting a beader global domination group, lol!
But we'd have to start out anonymously so that we could get more accomplished before we were outed in our schemes ;-)
Val - I think the beader world domination is already off to a good start - at least it seems that way at every craft show I do these days. There are more and more jewelry vendors at every show - the competition is tough. I just found out that I was not accepted to a show that I have done for the past 2 years - and it was one of my most successful. There were so many applications from jewelry vendors for this show that the jury had to cut close to 50% of the applications. I was NOT a happy camper to find out 2-1/2 weeks before the show that I was not accepted!! I plan to go to the show to see just what they chose. Oh well, I guess if we are going to take over the world stiff competition is to be expected!!
Aw, Ricki! Me sorry! That has to totally suck!
I actually considered participating in our town's local Christmas craft fair last year, but when I saw how many people were participating, it was a big blow, not to mention I started thinking their stuff was so much better than my stuff, so my self-esteem took quite a beating. Ireally need to stop getting into that kind of a mindset, I still catch myself doing it when I see a lot of the lovely items some of the others come up with here, some of 'em pretty elaborate, and then I start feeling like a failure because I'm no longer capable of sewing or weaving.
Then I remember all the intricate wirework that went into my "Partly Sunny" necklace (even after ALL that wire-wrapping, I'll still do it!) and I'm very proud of that piece. I also remember that a lot of the jewlry I saw at that craft fair was couture, and would look ridiculous on you if you actually wore it. Ladies want jewelry they can actually wear. And my 11 year old niece wrote to me, begging me to salvage a favourie earring that had lost it's mate, and perhaps turn it into a pendant necklace for her. You can't beat that!