About ten years back, I started making individual seed bead necklaces. They were not terribly complicated or creative but I did all different colors and patterns and the most important thing was it kept my head quiet(ish).

When my anxiety threatened to get the better of me, I would take out the filament thread and beads and pointedly string away.

Now, years later, these necklaces hang on a mission style coat rack in my bedroom. Individually they aren't anything special but together their thick rope is quite impressive. They are thick enough that I can't quite circle my hands around them.

They are the combination of thousands of small pieces of translucent glass, pulled together into something that transcends all the individual pieces. For me, they are the many, many individual steps it takes to get somewhere more solid.

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Rassles said... April 7, 2011 at 9:54 AM  

You should make like, chain mail.

Blues said... April 8, 2011 at 1:00 AM  

I'm catching up on a lot of blogging stuff right now and I have missed you a lot.

Arizaphale said... April 11, 2011 at 5:51 AM  

So I'm getting that you're somewhere more solid? Hope so.

LadyHAHA said... April 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM  

i used to do this with friendship bracelets...mindlessly make a tone of them for no reason. I stopped doing them for years and then when I went to try it again...I forgot how!!! I had to Youtube a tutorial but I'm not as good as I used to be.

Pictures of when they become more 'solid' would be awesome. :)

Elisa @ Crazy, Amazing Life said... January 13, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

Agreed! Beautiful post. Good for you for keeping strong, busy and creative through a tough time!

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