***yay, look! New beadies up on the Memento Mori Page! A new rock heart bead that will be out in the press soon, and I brought the bony bead and charms to this page, which makes sense, plus some new bone toggle beads that will be out in a Halloweeny project in October, but I added them now while I was digging around that page.***
I think the main thing I am thinking about is that I would really love more time to spend designing jewelry and spend the time that I do have for it doing things that move me more. Last weekend I spent most of Sunday working on a piece that is really elaborate and very "earthenwoody" and I adore it! I think I have been too erratic with my beading, mostly because I worked really hard to fill last year with projects in magazines year round, in lots of different styles. I think I spent too much time trying to be everything for everyone and I think that has taken its toll on me. I am thinking I need to slow down and really focus in on what I love to do most, and really define my style.
I am going to just list a few things here that I know I really like lately, to help me define it in my head a bit: I really enjoy unusual metals and stringing materials. I love working with the vintage and antique style with filigree and ornate metals. I love sort of fairylike, woodland, mystical looks. I am really into this steampunk style, and bringing more of an industrial and found object look to my pieces. I also really like a fun, contemporary punky look, something a little dark but also with cute kawaii details, (like the Memento Mori beads shown on this page...rocker chick/punk rock, but also cute and anime at the same time)
Ok, that's enough blabber for today. Do you sometimes feel like you have to step back and consider your style...pick it apart? and just sort of really examine things. This is how I feel today.