The Really True Reason

I have made 53 pairs of earrings in the last 3 days. Aside from wanting to have something on the seasonal shelf in the gift cabinet, what was my motive for doing this somewhat repetitive work?

Notifications will be sent out on Monday (they say) as to who the semi-finalists are in the Beadwork VI: The Beaded Book competition.

Why should this suddenly become the pervasive thought-background music-overriding theme in my head? Once my application was accepted, I put the whole thing right outta my mind. January seemed much too far away to think about. The holidays were the main focus, then cleaning up after the holidays, then dealing with the end of the year accounting - so the very moment all that was behind me, I remembered the contest.

So naturally I started to mentally pace, working myself into a semi-froth, and all to no good purpose. So I distracted myself by making earrings which I still need to post to the Etsy shop. But really. 53 pairs? Enough is enough. More fringe beads are in order, I think.

Here's a sampling of what I made yesterday:


  1. Hi Morwyn, I sure hope you have a shop! 53 pair of earrings would be a great start... This is my first time on your blog, what was your entry for the beaded book contest? :)

    at Rings & Things

  2. Hiya, Dave! I do indeed have a shop, both online (Etsy - see the sidebar) and in RL. My entry in the beaded book contest is titled "The Wheel of the Year," and you can read the recap of its creation on my blog here - http://anothercountry-morwyn.blogspot.com/2008/06/year-in-beads.html
    OR you can visit my page at the Bead Journal Project site - http://www.beadjournalproject.com/anotherc.htm


  3. Boy, can I ever so relate to your frame of mind at the moment! Keeping my fingers crossed for you in that comp -- anything you submitted surely deserves to win.

    That's a lot of earrings, milady -- now whatcha gonna do to keep those hands busy?

    Kathy V in NM


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