But now ideas for snowmen, snowflakes, forest scenes of pines and bare grey trees, and mittens are filling my mind too. Should I give them a try?
I also think that I delay because I, myself am not really a "Christmas-y" person. I've never been one to show it off in my wardrobe and making Christmas jewelry is something I simply can not do. And so as I think about making those beads and the fact that I've never really been able to use them myself, I wonder just how many people will want what I make… or will I even like what I make?
Now, this isn't to say I don't like Christmas beads and jewelry—in fact it's the very opposite! There are so many lovely beads that fill my heart with nostalgia. And gorgeous handmade jewelry to make anyone swoon. I love this time of year the most and so it makes me a bit sad I can't get it all to work for me. I admire those of you who can do it with such skill and beauty!
I've decided to give myself a bigger push in the winter direction (maybe Christmas designs will come later) and see where it leads me. My start was my new Arctic Hares—they're white and winter-y and don't scream Christmas too loudly. We shall see how it goes…
Arctic foxes will be next and maybe snowy owls… Hmmm…
And now for some Christmas eye candy to inspire us all!
Yes, I'm in awe of you ladies who make these beauties! You inspire me!
So, what about you, dear readers? Do you make Christmas themed beads, components, or jewelry? Do you wear them yourself? Or are you like me and can't seem to get the Christmas theme to work for you? Do share!