When I make jewelry I feel like a cook on one of those cooking shows
  • I've scouted for beads among friends. Friends have been so responsive in passing their jewelry on to me. I just made a bracelet using some of the beads from an old vintage pair of earrings. I'm going to name the bracelet "I used to be Alyce's earrings." The cooks on "Chopped" for example are assigned a list of ingredients, often very unrelated it seems for a recipe. Their task is to create a dish that uses all the ingredients. I feel the same way when I have a few of one kind of bead and a few of another ... and to create a beautiful bracelet using those beads as well as adding other common beads (pearls, gold, silver, etc.).