Wednesday, December 19, 2012

ABS December Challenge

Winter Garden

It's time for the December ABS challenge !
In fact, for me ,it's wayyyyy  past my usual entry time !
 All week I've felt like Lewis Carroll's white rabbit
 "Oh dear ! Oh dear! I shall be too late !"
Why am I in this hurry up and wait mode?  Because I wasn't prepared!
Each  month I eagerly wait for ABS to post their new inspiration .
I always seem to be inspired by one aspect of the picture .
My muse gets a light bulb idea and I hurry off to my bead stash to pick out the "go with" components.
But ,this month I couldn't get those squiggly branches out of my head .
Alas  nothing black and squiggly to be found !  Maybe I could just twist some wire into the desired shapes? No, I did something close to that last month . I like my monthly ABS playtime to be a time to try something new. I figured I would just have to come up with another idea .But, my muse is VERY stubborn!
She knew just what she wanted .The perfect thing would be some curved tube beads .I found them on-line and I ordered them right away. Then I waited ...and waited..and waited !
I know the  mail can be  very slow during the holidays. However, I was short the billion extra dollars it took for "express "shipping. So I waited some more .I would like to say I waited patiently ,but that would be a big fat lie ! Every day I hurried  to the mailbox. Then finding no beads I grumbled and groaned extremely loudly ! The design was in my head and it wanted to come out .I needed those beads!
After fourteen long,long days they arrived ! Two weeks of frustration.But, at last I have created  my December entry.
 The moral of this story...
try to keep some of everything you can ever imagine you might need in your bead stash !
Even if your family thinks you are nuts or you have to build an addition onto your house to hold the stuff.
When it comes to beads, More is More!
I find "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”
Who wouldn't agree its best to be prepared ...what a good excuse to keep a huge bead stash !
this week stock up
hit "buy me"
Bead Happy!


  1. As always your piece is stunning! Love those squiggles you came up with! I am with you on patience - I have none. But it was well worth the wait!

  2. I love that you chose the floral forms and branches from the inspiration print. Your piece just radiates the magic of winter!

  3. What a beautiful piece! I just love it and it really does flow from your inspiration so perfectly! Bravo!! and btw, ALL excuses for more bead stash are welcomed (but shhhh, don't tell my husband - LOL!)

  4. Love it! Your piece is stunning...nice work as usual!! 8)

  5. I love your piece- it's actually my favorite out of all the entries. The flower beads are to die for- did you make or buy them? The whole effect is stunning. Christie


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