Sunday, March 1, 2015

fondness, affection, besottedness, adoration, love.....

In listing these words, I'm reminded of a scene in the movie Roxanne where Charlie is pretending to be Chris.  The scene where he's wooing Roxanne from the bushes and trees below her balcony, saying what Chris is incapable of uttering, expressing what Charlie himself feels for her. 

This is one of my all time favorite movies.  I watch it at least once a year, and it still makes me laugh.  The words used as the title to this post are in reference to how I think about beads.  I know what you might be thinking - where's the correlation between a romantic comedy and beads?  It's more that the words depict what I undergo when I'm sifting through, shopping for or using beads.  In fact, I realize that making jewelry is secondary to my love for the beads themselves.  It's not necessarily the finished piece for me.  It's the components!  The finding and searching, the matching up of colors and shapes and styles to come up with a design.  (This might explain why I have two plastic bins full of pieces that are either awaiting a redesign, completion or a beginning after being designed.)  The connection to the movie is that it popped into my head when I began typing fondness.  This is just how my brain works.  There happens to be a lot of useless information floating around up there about movies, actors, British crime dramas and PBS programs.  Just in case you were wondering.  

soooo much Czech glass!

Last week I changed around my creative space.  Made it more cozy and open with much better flow.   I have a garden trellis from which I hang glass and stone strands by color.  I separated them and now have a big pile of Czech glass on my desk.  Which made me look at my most recent purchases.  Which led to picture-taking.  Which led to a few hours of bead admiration and new storage ideas.  I thought I'd share some of the photos, mostly of beads - go figure!
goodies by Golem Studios - from Beadaholique

stacks of buttons waiting to become part of a design

more from Golem Studios - how very spring
gorgeous large pendant from Golem Studios
saturated peach, pumpkin and chartreuse Czech glass from Fusion Beads - makes me think of Easter

No comments:

Post a Comment