In my last post, I talked about going back and working on older, familiar designs. I did this partly because I was at a roadblock working on one of my current designs.
It seems that I have a number of designs that I have been working on that I could not quite get right. One of these is an olive shaped bead that would have the same look as my “signature” donut beads. For some reason, I could never get them to look similar. When I started making my donut beads again, it suddenly struck me what I needed to do!
All I had to do was place the twisted cane onto the bead going from hole to hole instead of wrapping it around the bead. The latter method makes a really interesting bead too, but this is an elusive look that I had been trying to achieve for what? Two years?
It just became so clear when I started to pay attention to the motion that I was using on the donuts to apply the cane. I have made so many of these that it is almost second nature, and it freed me to, well, sort of observe myself. In fact, I was sort of narrating the whole process to myself when, like I said above, it struck me. It was almost hard to finish the bead I was working on so that I could give it a try.
I’m thrilled to figure out the puzzle. Now that I did, it just seems so obvious.
Please tell me that I’m not the only one that talks to myself when I’m working!