Friday, March 5, 2010

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER...

It all started innocently enough....I had boxes of broken rosaries, wads of tangled chain, religious medals, bits and bobs of broken jewelry parts sitting collecting dust in my work room...I was having a good clean out and when I got to this stuff I had to ponder...Salvation Army? Box it all up and sell it at my next flea market?? I wondered... Some of the stuff was just way too cool to give up...Maybe I can fix it!!...I still had some jewelry tools from the 70's when I took come classes at the community college..I'll just bring this stuff in the house, sit at my kitchen table with it and try and repair some of it....Fine...good start....But then I needed some jump rings...then a little bit of sterling chain.... a clasp... some little crystal beads.. another pliers .. brass wire ... brass wire in 18 guage... in 24 guage.. My little fix it project grew... Pretty soon I was at that table for 8 hours...Then I went to a bead show.. BIG GIGANTIC TROUBLE..... Beads and beads and more beads... mountains of them... AND I WANTED THEM ALL!!! ... It's been just over a year that I began "my little project"..... My kitchen table has not had a dish or bowl or plate set on it in ages.. I haven't seen the wood of the tabletop in eons. It is covered, saturated, filled with " My Little Project" REGRETS?? Another fine mess I got myself into? Yet another enterprise that I'll start and not finish? I think not.. People like my jewelry..I have been known to sell it right off my neck..Another little sideline for me that I find fullfillment in. Sometimes this is how the course of our lives goes... One thing leads to another and another and with that comes the growth and the progress and the joy and delight one gets from the seemily little things...

9 comments:

Fire Byrd said...

Check out the poem by Robert Frost, called the Road Not Taken cause it talks about -way leading onto way, that I doubted I should ever come back- which is how one thing leads to another!
I love beads and bright sparkly things, must make you happy to play with them.
xx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, it's addictive, isn't it?

Jeanette said...

This is kind of how it just started with me. Love the light coming into your workspace. I've started lots of things and haven't "finished" them but if I don't feel like doing something anymore, or something else peaks my interest, then I'm finished right? It's all a journey. Do this as long as it keeps you intersted, then move on.

koralee said...

Wow...it can sneak up on you! I bet your pieces are lovely. Happy creating. xo

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Kristin said...

It's funny how we find our passion isn't it?

Pooch Morning Glory said...

ha, thats funny. at least not seeing your table is for a purposeful reason. ....

~laura

miss*R said...

repeat after me: 'never, ever throw out broken rosary beads or religious medals.. never, ever, ever...'

I will buy them if you are going to toss them, because I am keeper of all unwanted vintage catholic bits n pieces :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Cynthia
Sorry I have been back here sooner.. I slowed down on the blogging last week.. Well your mess sounds like something I would do.. start out meaning to do one small thing and it just cascades in another direction.. sounds like you are having fun though.. Have a great week .. Julie

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