A few years ago when I was having one of my urges to learn something new, I went to Spotlight and bought a few ‘cheap’ beading kits. I say ‘cheap’ because while I did spend a bit of money getting the tools and things, I didn’t buy the top of the range stuff because I wasn’t sure if I was going to be any good or even like it!
As it turned out, I made quite a number of things and really loved it! However, because I bought the ‘cheap’ beads and findings, I wasn’t really happy with the quality of my finished pieces and vowed to buy the better quality beads, finding and tools when I had more money.
That hasn’t happened yet, because in the meantime I got distracted by learning how to crochet, sew clothing, do artistic make up, model, draw and generally re-learning how to be constantly inspired!
So, without further ado, here’s the first few of my early pieces:
↑ This one I used the leaves from another necklace I bought for $5 years earlier, but never wore because there was something about it that wasn’t right for me. This, however, is just right and I have worn it a few times!
↑ The flower was from a brooch that was attached to a el cheapo jumper I had bought. The jumper died and the brooch lost its pin, but of course it was too pretty to throw away!
↑ This I gifted to a very special friend who greatly appreciates the Gothic Aesthetic!
I hope these inspire you! 🙂