Saturday, July 7, 2012

Wow! its been quite a while since I last blogged. A lot has been happening in the creativity sector after joining the Battle of the Beadsmith.  For the first few weeks, my mind went absolutely blank. I lost my beading mojo, and just couldnt bring myself to create anything of substance. I had a fabulous idea and my visual was as clear as day....a 3D collar..... I doodled my design, gathered my materials, and after 4 false starts, unfortunately I had to re-evaluate how I was going to execute this wonderfully macabre design. By this time, I was running out of time.

So I played around with some different beads, hoping to jog the ol' mojo.... I created things I didnt really want to do. I made lots of components and thought to myself that maybe this was the direction I was meant to go in. So I continued.... started to put it all together... looked at it, and thought NUP! this isnt me.....its too pretty. I dont do pretty ...LOL.

I decided that sitting at my desk with beads in front of me and 3 pieces started, but not seeing an end, I went out for some inspiration. Four weeks to the deadline, and I'm back to square one.

After a few days... I started a completely new piece..... these beads spoke to my inner self....they guided me... and I was liking where they were taking me. YAY! I was on my way with my Battle piece...

I think when I was just over half way, someone saw my piece, at the stage it was at, and was mesmerised by it.... He asked me if he could buy it !!!!! Of course he could.... how exciting! So I had this renewed energy to finish it because someone had loved it! and I wanted to finish it for him  before he moved interstate, so he could present it to his wife. I finished it last week.... I still had to photgraph it to enter it in the Tournament. 40+ photos later, I had enough to select from. So I took the piece over to them. Needless to say they were both over the moon. She was ecstatic to finally have a Nifty Creations original... and I was very honoured and humbled.

I would love to be able to show you photos....but the Tournament hasn't finished you will have to wait just a little bit longer.


  1. A good story to generate interest Neva. I am looking forward to seeing
    1) non pretty
    2) macabre
    3) possibly 3D
    as Neva does it. I love clues...he he he.........always fishing !

  2. Ahhh Patrick.... thank you. And yes I too, love clues... hehe.