Regain your beading mojo

Regain your beading mojo

6 September 2019 2

Are you in a slump, not touched your beads for months, not inspired?

Here are a few tips to get you back on track.

  • Get your bead stash out, look at what you have, sort them out, play with them, rearrange them, but whatever you do, touch them. Hopefully it will reignite some memories of using them. Play with some colour combinations.
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  • Look through some books or magazines and choose an easy project that you know you can complete without too much concentration. Completing an easy project will get you beading again and you’ll have a sense of achievement
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  • Look at your focal beads and/or cabochons and see if one really talks to you.
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  • Buy a kit, supplies are there you don’t have to think what you need or choose colours, that’s all done for you.
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  • Make a simple beaded rope using one or two colours.
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  • Browse some online bead shops to see what’s new, or visit a shop if you live near one.
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  • If you are bored by your beads, buy some new ones and try a challenging project.
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  • Join a beading group – go an chat initially and they may encourage you to get going with your beads again.
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  • Find your WIPs (work in progress) projects, decide if you want to finish one, if so do it. If you will never finish it, move it to a samples box or unpick it and reclaim the beads.
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  • Maybe life events just got in the way of your beading. It happens. If this is the case, see if you can plan in a little 30 minute beading session each week. It’s good to take time out for yourself. It will give you renewed energy to tackle those big challenges that life can throw at us.

If you have any great tips on how you got your beading mojo back, please comment below.

Comments

  1. Janet Watson says

    Get out in nature and look at the combinations of beautiful colours. Nature never gets it wrong. Then find some beads in the same colours and make something simple. Very inspiring.

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