I have beads everywhere, do you?

Not long ago I was driving in my car and realized that I have beads everywhere, and wondered if you do too?

If you are anything like me you are mesmerized by their shape, sparkle, color, texture, etc. Therefore I have them everywhere!

Beads everywhere earview mirror
I have beads everywhere, even in my car hanging from the rearview mirror!

How many places have beads everywhere?

Let’s have some fun! Snap a photo with your camera, smartphone or upload a photo from your computer, and let’s all see just how many unique places have BEADS EVERYWHERE!

The photos below show a few examples of how I have used them to decorate in my daily life! I just can’t seem to go anywhere without having them around, can you?

Beads everywhere car keys
I have beads everywhere, even on my car keys!

I have them in my car, on my car keys and even have beads on an incense bottle in my home! We all love beads so show me your best photo of how you have BEADS EVERYWHERE!

Beads Everywhere home decor
I have beads everywhere, they are great decoration on an incense bottle!

There are a variety of ways to use beads as decoration to add color and character in your home, at work, in your car, and so many other places. The possibilities are really limitless!

Why I Create

Cool-Beads
Why I Create – because there are just so many cool beads!

A recent Etsy contest about “Why I Create” lead me to make this cool graphic, and it is the simple answer to why I am involved in the bead and jewelry making craft.

Knowing full well that my chances of winning were slim, I didn’t want this image to go to waste so decided to add it here on the blog, with a few words about the act of creating, and how it evolves.

Dictionary definition of create

cre·ate verb

  1. : to make or produce (something) : to cause (something new) to exist
  2. : to cause (a particular situation) to exist
  3. : to produce (something new, such as a work of art) by using your talents and imagination

My definition

Imagination: There are so many ways that this evolves, sometimes it is by seeing something visually that is appealing or stimulating, and sometimes images just appear in my mind. Many times I create just to get those images out of my head. Other times I believe that ingenuity plays a big part:

“I can imagine anything but what really cool stuff can I make with what I have???”

Plan & Organize: Recently I had to make a large amount of the same item and it took some planning to make sure I had enough of everything so that I wasn’t scrambling at the last-minute to find what I needed. I did the math and ordered more than I needed, then kept it all together until my start day so that I wasn’t running around the office muttering:

“Oh my God where did I put those beads?? I know they are around here somewhere!”

Produce: Actually do it. So many people get stuck here. I know a lot of people who imagine and dream of things, but they just never take that next step of actually doing it. It is kind of like a car that won’t quite start, and believe me I have days like that as well, but to keep that from happening too often I make a schedule and put it on the calendar.

The basic definition of “create” is to produce so when you think of it like that we ALL create something every single day, which leads me right back to the beginning question of “Why do I create?”:

“The answer is the same, because there are just so many cool beads!!

What and why do you create?